Events

  • Wednesday, January 09, 2019 at 08:00 PM
    The Holy Taco Shack in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

    Pub & Politics in Freiburg

    Come for “Margarita Mittwoch” and stay for some good, quality conversation!

    Ring in the new year with fellow Americans in the Freiburg area, grab a drink together, and talk about all things politics!

    We also want to share news about upcoming DA events and hear your ideas for what other events Freiburg-Americans might like to participate in.

    Please note that because of the holidays, we are meeting on the second Wednesday of the month, instead of our usual first Wednesday.

    You can RSVP below

  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 07:30 PM · €38.00 EUR · 4 rsvps
    Les Noces de Jeanette in Paris, France

    First Tuesday in Paris

    JANUARY 10, 2019 (on Thursday this month due to the holidays)

    AMERICA FIRST! PATRIOTISM OR NATIONALISM?

    A discussion on the impact of Trump's "America First" policies on US foreign relations and the importance of preserving national values and promoting international peace in a polarized world. This subject is increasingly concerning in today’s world.

    Nationalism is a phenomenon that is sweeping Europe, described in the dictionary as "an extreme form of patriotism marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries."  After the triumph of Trump and Brexit, right-wing parties are finding paths to political power. How does this square with the past 75 years when Europe and the United States moved steadily toward cooperation and interconnectedness, as their shared economic and political interests converged during this period disdainfully termed “globalization” – anathema to the Trump/Bannon view of the world.

    MODERATOR:

    GREGORY VISCUS, an American journalist for Bloomberg based in Paris and who covered President Macron’s WWI speech

    SPEAKERS:

    ALEXANDRA DE HOOP SCHEFFER, Paris Director of the German Marshal Fund of the United States

    Gil DELANNOI, Professor at Science Po and author of The Nation Against Nationalism, among other works.

    MITCHELL COHEN, visiting professor at American University of Paris, specialist in 19th and 20th century political theory and contemporary European and Middle Eastern politics, and teaches courses on political thought, American Government and Comparative government. He teaches at CUNY and is Editor Emeritus of Dissent magazine.

    PAY ON LINE You can register online (there is a service charge of 2 euros), but be sure to also RSVP below.  

    TO PAY BY CHECK Or you can send a check for 38€ made out to Democrats Abroad France to Brooke BURNS, 79 Boulevard Jean Jaures 92100 Boulogne Billancourt, and clearly indicate the names of the attendees.  But be sure to also RSVP below.

    Cost: 38 euros, includes aperitif, delicious 3-course dinner, and wine.

  • Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:30 AM
    Skatten Oslo in Oslo, Norway

    Workshop: Forsterk ditt budskap via sosiale medier

    Join our friends from Women's March Norway for the #HearOurVoice Social Media Workshop a useful and inspiring workshop. You will learn how to mobilize and organize activities using social media and many useful communication tools. The workshop is suitable for anyone who wants to be better on social media whether you are in a women's organization, want to start a group or increase your own skills. We want to strengthen women's skills in mobilizing and organizing and building networks, so now you have the chance! For information about the speakers and complete details go to https://goo.gl/AKWq8A
    Note that the presentations will be in Norwegian.

  • Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 02:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    A member's home in Stuttgart, Germany

    Women’s March Sign & Shield Making Workshop

    Get ready to show your support for the rights of all women and girls!

    Come join us for a fun and relaxed afternoon of crafting, sign-making, super hero shield making, and coffee at a member’s home in preparation for the Women’s March in Heidelberg. Materials will be provided for a small donation. Or bring your own cardboard or posterboard to work on together with us.

    This year’s march theme is “Ending Violence Against Women.” As we craft our signs, we’d like to also raise awareness about the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) and discuss the reasons why getting this passed is crucial in achieving our overall goals.

    Children, husbands, and boyfriends are also welcome to attend.

    Please RSVP here for member’s exact address and more details. 

     

  • Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 03:00 PM
    Johann-Conrad-Schlaun -Gymnasium in Münster, Germany

    DA Münster/Osnabrück Annual Chapter Meeting

    Location Information: Because the building must remain locked, we will meet at before the start of the meeting in the teacher's parking lot on Wevelingshofergasse. If you miss the meeting time, please call 0176 781 72 619 and someone will come let you in.

    This will mark our first ever annual chapter meeting where we elect a chapter chair and discuss upcoming activities of the Chapter. The second hour will feature a presentation by Denise Lieberman, a Senior Attorney at the Advancement Project in the organization’s Voter Protection Program. Denise has been at the forefront of several court cases challenging restrictive voting rules, and she will be talking to us via video from St. Louis, Missouri. At the conclusion of the meeting, those who wish to, will retreat to a local restaurant for some much needed food and refreshments.

    NOTE - rules for the chapter officer election can be found here. While the meeting itself is open to anyone, only members of the Democrats Abroad will be eligible to vote.

  • Monday, January 14, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Super Loco - Customs House in Singapore, Singapore

    PROGRESSIVE DRINKING - MARGARITA MADNESS

    As usual, you can meet and catch up with fellow Democrats Abroad in Singapore over beer, wine, and/or margaritas at our 2nd Monday of the month Progressive Drinking event. Happy hour is from 5-7:00, so arrive on time to enjoy their deals!

  • Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Straits Clan in Singapore, Singapore

    WOMEN'S CAUCUS MEETING

    We will be meeting as a local chapter and discussing issues we care about.

  • Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Straits Clan in Singapore, Singapore

    WOMEN'S CAUCUS MEETING

    We will be meeting as a local chapter and discussing issues we care about.

  • Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Brandenburger Tor in Berlin, Germany

    2019 Women's March Berlin

     

    Many of you have asked about the Women's March 2019 in Berlin -- it's definitely happening, so mark your calendars and save the date!

    We will be gathering at the Brandenburg Gate on Saturday, January 19th, to hear speeches about how we are all fighting for women's equality around the world. We will be marching down Unter den Linden to Alexanderplatz to show Berlin that the Women's March in 2017 wasn't just a one-time event, but that we are still here and we are still fighting.

    Find more information and the full statement of purpose on the Facebook event page.

    Please feel free to RSVP and to share the event. We look forward to seeing you in January!

  • Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 01:30 PM · 5 rsvps
    Friedrich-Ebert-Platz in Heidelberg , Germany

    Stuttgart is marching in Heidelberg!

    Join us again as we march with our DA neighbor chapter in Heidelberg in support of the 2019 Global Women’s March.

    Just as we did last year, we will be meeting at the Stuttgart Main Train Station and travelling as a group to Heidelberg.
    The march in Heidelberg  begins at 13:30 at the Friedrich Ebert Platz and will finish around 16:30 in at the Heidelberg Rathausplatz. We plan to arrive in Heidelberg early enough to meet up at a coffee shop with other members who will be arriving from all over our chapter for the march.

    Details on our own travel plans will be coming soon.  Watch this space for updates!

    The theme for the March this year is “Ending violence against women”, and we are using this platform to spread awareness and  show our support for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

    We will be having a “Sign-making and ERA Awareness Workshop” in preparation for the march on Saturday afternoon, January 11th.  Please see the separate event post for more details on this.

    We look forward to marching with you!

    Please RSVP below