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It's now 2021: insurrection, inauguration, vaccination all going down (or up or in). And time for another Progressives zooombo meetup!
We get together to discuss issues, politics, principles -- how to fix our broken beleaguered nation and planet! And to make friends, and help build a movement for change! Join us!!
The meetup zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83520555622?pwd=OFQvUDU3OFpCcmEzTysyNDhOZGo4UT09
To join the meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Stockholm-Progressives-Abroad-Meetup-Group/events/
For this installment of our quarterly (Tri-annual?) Book Club, we will be tackling Kent Russell's "In the Land of Good Living: A Journey to the Heart of Florida." And why not? Florida is a state that we have been told for decades is about turn blue because of demographics. And yet, it remains a bastion of red. The book has been described as "a wickedly smart, funny, and irresistibly off-kilter account of an improbable thousand-mile journey on foot into the heart of modern Florida, the state that Russell calls America Concentrate."
RSVP for the Zoom link.
If you are from the Northwest of England, please join us for a virtual meeting to celebrate a joyous inauguration and discuss next steps.If you aren’t already on our list, please RSVP by emailing: nwengland@
We’re holding our first ever networking event for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders living overseas. Come get acquainted, swap stories, and find your community!
We’ll be doing short introductions, a question of the day, and a speed round of meet and greet! If there’s anything you want to do, achieve, or find - let us know, or bring it up in the meeting.
Don’t forget your snacks, your beverage of choice, and of course, your microphone.
And if you need some inspiration for your tea choices, check out these new tea based cocktails from Saveur.
RSVP below to get the Zoom link!
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Democrats Abroad Switzerland is very excited to welcome back Alexandra Cirone, PhD, to speak to us about the state of US politics in a post-truth world!
What are we to do in a political environment where objective facts are ignored in favor of appeals to emotional or personal beliefs? Where fear trumps fact? Who can we trust in a world where partisanship has become so strong that facts are sacrificed to political expediency and the media has sacrificed truth in favor of balance?
If these questions trouble you, then please join us via Zoom on Thursday, January 28th at 7 PM.
All are welcome to attend, but DA Switzerland would gladly accept donations from American citizens in attendance in support of this event and our voter outreach and activism efforts.
About the speaker: Dr. Cirone received her BA in political science from the University of Chicago, MA and M.Phil in political science from Columbia University, and successfully defended her PhD in political science at Columbia University in June 2017. Her focus was Comparative Politics and Quantitative Methods. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she served as Research Manager at Harvard Kennedy School's Evidence for Policy Design. She served as a pre- and post-doc Research Fellow at the London School of Economics in their Political Economy Group. Dr. Cirone is currently an assistant professor and Himan Brown Faculty Fellow in the Government department at Cornell University and a Faculty Fellow at the new Institute of Politics and Global Affairs in NYC. You can read more about her on her website.
The Global Youth Caucus invites you to join our "Fresh Start: Mental Health and Yoga Workshop!"
During these difficult and uncertain times, it is important that we all remember to practice self-care. We'd therefore like to provide you with a moment to relax, to unify, and to self-reflect.
To help us with that, we have Ann Grandchamp and Priscilla Sarnau! Ann Grandchamp is a mental health professional. She will be with us to talk about how the pandemic has impacted mental health and some things we can do to combat these challenges. Additionally, Priscilla Sarnau, a certified yoga instructor, will also be joining us to lead us through a restorative yoga session, so be sure to dress comfortably!
We hope you'll join us! Please be sure to RSVP below for the link or you can view the event live on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DemsAbroadYouth)!
Join Political Forum host Jean-Pierre LaRochelle and leaders of Democrats Abroad France in this Special Weekly Edition of Political Forum - The First Hundred Days. We will discuss current events with a special focus on the critical first hundred days of the Biden Administration. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We begin the Biden era with a look at our political divide: Who are the 70 million who voted for Trump? And how can we talk with them?
Disinformation is key to our polarisation. Ingrid Brodnig, prize-winning journalist & author, shares insights from research on how people are manipulated online — and what works to get facts across.
RSVP here to automatically receive the online link.Visit us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/1041218006385932
Dems Abroad Hamilton holds Board elections every two years. We are at an exciting time in history, and Democrats are poised to shape the future of America. By joining the Hamilton Chapter leadership for the next two years, you can help chart our course through the 2022 elections.
We are hosting an Information Session online to answer questions about the roles and responsibilities of members of the Board.
Join us on Monday, February 1st at 7:30 - 8:00 pm ET to learn more.
Nominations are due February 11 at 11:59 pm ET via our Nomination Submission Form.
More questions? Reach out to our Nominations and Election Committee at email@example.com
See the Call for Nominations including descriptions of Board positions and details about eligibility.
For February, we will be reading They are Us: Lutherans and Immigration (2nd ed.) by Stephen Bouman and our own Ralston (Ralie) Deffenbaugh. This is a look at the entire question of immigration. Parts are based on Christian, specifically Lutheran, theology but much is historical, legal, and social science. And we obviously have an especially qualified leader for this discussion!
Additional information about this (and future) event(s) can be found here.
The February meeting will be held via Zoom. If you are not already on the Geneva Book Club mailing list, please send Sam an email letting him know you would like to be included.