Events

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    American Church of Paris in Paris, France

    Valentine's Day Cards for American Soldiers

    Please join us in making Valentine's Day cards for wounded American soldiers recovering at Landstuhl Military Hospital in Germany.

    Come for a morning of arts and crafts.  We will provide materials to make cards or you can bring your own.  We will also prepare “goody packages” with candy, cookies and CHOCOLATES if you would like to bring some.

    ITEMS sought for the Chaplain's Closet:  Duffle bags large, large T-shirts and hoodies, pyjamas small/medium/large, sweatpants large/medium/small, Body wash, Keurig coffee pods (K-cup)

    These donations will be hand-delivered to caregivers, as well as the wounded, ill and injured at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, the largest American military hospital outside the USA.

    If you are interested in Veterans and Military Families affairs, the DA global caucus is in formation and growing... The VMF is represented by Germany, Australia, Canada, Cambodia, France, Norway, S. Korea, etc.  We would love to have you join our Steering Committee.   Contact: Anna Marie Mattson.

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 01:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Stadscafe Resturant van der Werff in Leiden, Netherlands

    Leiden Meet-Up & Lunch

    Come out and join our first meeting in Leiden. Grab lunch, coffee, chat and mingle with DA members in the area.

    Learn more about what's happening with DA and how to get involved. DA's Secretary will be on hand.

    Not yet a member? All our welcome.

    Food and drink are at your own cost.

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 03:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Private Home - RSVP for Address in Cologne , Germany

    Remote Voting Center for DA Annual General Meeting

    Unable to be at the Annual General Meeting in Heidelberg in person? Don't worry! By joining us on this afternoon, you'll still be able to participate in the election of the new Democrats Abroad Germany Executive Committee. For an overview of the positions up for election, please see this website. We'll be Skyping into the meeting in Heidelberg and casting our votes remotely from Cologne. If you'd like to attend, please RSVP. Once we've received your confirmation, we'll send you the event location. 

     

    Please note that there is a second remote voting center being held in our chapter in Bonn - members or those looking to become members are welcome to attend at either location.

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 03:00 PM · 1 rsvp

    Bonn - Remote Voting Center for DAG Annual General Meeting

    Unable to be at Democrats Abroad Germany's Annual General Meeting in Heidelberg in person? Don't worry! By joining us on this afternoon, you'll still be able to participate in the election of the new Democrats Abroad Germany Executive Committee. For an overview of the positions up for election, please see this website. We'll be Skyping into the meeting in Heidelberg and casting our votes remotely from Bonn. If you'd like to attend, please RSVP. Once we've received your confirmation, we'll send you the event location. 

     

    Please note that there is a second remote voting center being held in our chapter in Cologne - members or those looking to become members are welcome to attend at either location.

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 03:00 PM · 2 rsvps

    AGM Remote Voting Center in Berlin

    Can't make Democrats Abroad Germany's 2019 Annual General Meeting in Heidelberg this weekend? Not a problem!

    You can still participate in voting for Democrats Abroad Germany's leadership from Berlin. The list of positions up for election is here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/opjappen/da_germany_executive_committee_elections

    We will be setting up a remote voting and participation center from a member's home in Berlin-Moabit, near U9-Birkenstrasse. Please RSVP here to receive exact address!

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 09:30 AM
    Little Theatre Group of Costa Rica in Escazu, Costa Rica

    23 Feb Meeting - ACLU People Power

    www.whoozin.com/4YP-PF6-EGU6
     
    VOTER SUPPRESSION
     
    A National Perspective - Presentation by ACLU - People Power
    Via Skype
    Questions & Answers?
    How Can You Resist Voter Suppression
     
    For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States The ACLU works tirelessly in courts, legislatures, and communities. 
     
    Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right upon which all our civil liberties rest. The ACLU works to protect and expand US citizensʼ freedom to vote
     
    The fight for voting rights remains as critical as ever. Politicians across the country continue to engage in voter suppression, efforts that include additional obstacles to registration, cutbacks on early voting, and strict voter identification requirements. Through litigation and advocacy, the ACLU is fighting back against attempts to curtail an essential right in our democracy, the right to vote.
     
    In addition to this litigation, they are working with their affiliates to advocate for policies that make it easier for US citizens to vote, such as the expansion of same-day and online voter registration. 
     
    There will also be time for personal stories from some of our members who have witnessed or suffered from Voter Suppression.
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    WHEN: Saturday -23 Feb– 9:30 am to 12 noon
    WHERE: Escazu - Little Theater Group
    RSVP For Full Details: www.whoozin.com/4YP-PF6-EGU6
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    SUGGESTED DONATION: ₡ 3,000
    Contribution goes towards coffee, iced tea, meeting space & 2020 Get Out the Vote campaign
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    RAFFLE: Bring extra money for a chance to win a prize. 
    TICKETS: ₡1,000 each
    (money raised goes towards our 2020 Get Out the Vote efforts)
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    FREE TRANSFER FROM SAN JOSE:
    Those desiring a free ride to Escazú can meet at Teatro Nacional by 8:30 am promptly or earlier if all who reserved are present. We will provide a free ride back to San José at 12:15 pm.
    Email Maxine -mtorresdacr@gmail.com
    You NEED to make a reservation for a ride.
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    RSVP INFORMATION:
    We expect a high turnout, and we urge you to RSVP early 
    You MUST reserve a seat for admission. This will be a sellout for sure.
    RSVP Here: www.whoozin.com/4YP-PF6-EGU6
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    CONTACT:
    If you have any questions, please call Kathy at 2244-2247 or email DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail
     
    Stay tuned for Democrats Abroad Costa Rica election announcements, new by-laws, and AGM notice.
  • Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 04:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Amerlinghaus (Raum 4) in Vienna, Austria

    Solidarity Sundays #21 Tackles The Biggest Economic Problem You’re Hearing (Almost) Nothing About.

    Monopolies used to be a central concern of voters; now it’s called “antitrust” and is left to experts. What do monopolies do? Why are they bad? Do they effect you? Yes, if you travel by air, buy cat food, chat on social media, consume journalism, make health insurance co-payments, buy sunglasses, watch porn, or have an Amazon habit that your partner keeps on about. Is this unique to the US? Pretty much. Join the Solidarity Sundays Monopoly Crash Course and learn how the federal government went from protecting citizen welfare to consumer welfare, why this makes Americans miserable, and what remedies we have. 

     

  • Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    TBA in London, United Kingdom

    London Book & Current Event Club

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 6 - 8:30 p.m. and Sunday February 24, 2019, 4 – 6:30 p.m., Join us on either date (or both!) when we discuss The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander. For more details including study guide questions and book reviews, please email bookclub@democratsabroad.org.uk

  • Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    SCHORSCH in Hamburg, Germany

    Black American Night

    Also as part of Black History Month, our Black Caucus Chair, Elaine Thomas, is organizing Black American Night.  We are looking forward to this joint event of The Black History Month Committee, AICC, and DA.  This year's theme is "Migrations", and will feature an evening of storytelling in word and music.  Elaine is still looking for performers - let us know if you are interested!
    You can find more details about Black History Month in Hamburg HERE, and information about courses being offered in February here:

    From Civil Rights to "Black Lives Matter" - Rassismus und Widerstand in den USA
    The Black Panthers - History, Movement & Philosophy
    Menschenzoo

  • Monday, February 25, 2019 at 01:30 PM · 10 rsvps
    Online

    BHM Webinar - Southern Poverty Law Center

     

    Tafeni English, Director of The Civil Rights Memorial Center at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), will join us. She’ll talk about the rise of hate crimes and anti-Semitism in America providing valuable insight to anyone who is fighting for social justice.  RSVP today.

    Participant Location

    Webinar Start Time

    Kuwait City, Kuwait 21:30 AST
    Frankfurt, Germany 19:30 CET
    London, United Kingdom 18:30 GMT
    Washington DC, USA 13:30 EST
    Birmingham, USA 12:30 CST
    Vancouver, Canada 10:30 PST