Join us for the our next monthly political pub night at Dolden Mädel Braugasthaus on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 7pm.
As always, all members are welcome to join. However, we do ask that you RSVP to ensure we can reserve a large enough table. We will be following all Covid restrictions set out by the city of Berlin and by Democrats Abroad Germany. This means that you must bring proof of a negative Covid test (no older than 24 hours), proof of your full vaccination status, or proof of Covid recovery.
We will update these requirements if the current Covid restrictions change.
Dolden Mädel Braugasthaus is located at Mehringdamm 80, between U-Bahn stations Platz der Luftbrücke (U6) and Mehringdamm (U6/U7).
We’re looking forward to seeing you!
Join us for the first of a series of discussions about the PBS documentary “Asian Americans”. Attendees should watch the first episode prior to the discussion (details on where to view it are below). During the event, we will share clips from the episode and discuss thoughts and ideas we had while watching.
As described on the official website: Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided, while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate and personal lives, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation’s story.
In the first episode, focus is placed on the arrival of immigrants from Asia and what challenges they faced in the U.S.: In an era of exclusion and U.S. empire, new immigrants arrive from China, India, Japan, the Philippines and beyond. Barred by anti-Asian laws they become America’s first “undocumented immigrants,” yet they build railroads, dazzle on the silver screen, and take their fight for equality to the U.S. Supreme Court.
We hope you will be able to join us for this discussion - all are welcome. This is the first of a series of events, so check back for future dates when we discuss the other episodes.
Berlin, Germany 7:30pm London, UK 6:30pm Washington, D.C. 1:30pm Vancouver, Canada 10:30am
How to watch “Asian Americans”:
- The documentary is available on the PBS website, but will require using a VPN to stream the episodes.
- It is also available on Amazon, but through the U.S. site.
Democrats Abroad is back for our October member social! Come meet friendly fellow Democrats and grab some snacks and beverages while chatting about politics, memories of home, or anything else that's on your mind. All welcome!
Little Big House (https://www.littlebighouse.com.au/) is a bar and restaurant housed within a heritage-listed Queenslander in plain view from the platform of the South Bank train station. It is in easy reach of the ferry, and has ample nearby parking. Look for us in the outdoor verandah seating area, we'll have some USA swag to identify us. Please dress appropriately for outdoor seating and don't forget your mask!
Please join us for our latest read, THE MINISTRY FOR THE FUTURE by Kim Stanley Robinson
For more info on the book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50998056-the-ministry-for-the-future
Please join Democrats Abroad Madrid for a screening of the award winning documentary Knock Down the House!
Date: Thursday, October 21st
Time: 6:30pm doors open / 7pm documentary starts / 8:30-9pm post-screening discussion
Location: The Toast Taproom - Calle de San Vicente Ferrer, 33
DA will provide light refreshments. Also available for purchase are great cocktails, craft beer and additional food. We kindly ask that you RSVP; it is a huge help with our organizational efforts.
Brief synopsis of the film:
When tragedy struck her family in the midst of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts in a restaurant to save her home from foreclosure. After losing a loved one to a preventable medical condition, Amy Vilela didn’t know what to do with the anger she felt about America’s broken health care system. Cori Bush was drawn into the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer and die from the environmental effects of the coal industry.
At a moment of historic volatility in American politics, these four women decide to fight back, setting themselves on a journey that will change their lives and their country forever. Without political experience or corporate money, they build a movement of insurgent candidates challenging powerful incumbents in Congress. Their efforts result in a legendary upset.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Grab a pen and paper and get in touch with your inner writer.Are you itching to write? Maybe a book, story idea, or essay is calling you. Maybe writing helps you process emotions. Maybe writing terrifies you, but something tells you it’s exactly what you need to do. Maybe it doesn’t scare you at all but you’re just too busy to do it.
Welcome to Global Women’s Caucus Feminist Reading Group Writing Drop-Ins!Every week during the month of October during our inaugural Literary Fest, we will hold space for writing. Come one week or come every week!What is a writing drop in?Used by Creative writing programs, workshops, and writing groups across the world, a writing drop-in is a creative space that reminds us that writing is for everyone. You don’t have to be a published writer or an industry professional. You just need a pen, paper, or anything you choose to write with and an open mind!How it works:Facilitator Joy Notoma will provide a writing prompt. Participants can use the prompt or write on a subject of their own choosing. We turn off cameras. We write for 30 minutes. At the end of the period, we come back and share what we have written. Sharing is optional and only positive feedback is given.Our drop-in are inspired by The Amherst Writers & Artists workshop method. As stated on their website, “The method creates a space in which all participants can write, if they choose, and where everyone will be encouraged in their writing. This method was developed by Pat Schneider, and is described in her powerful book, Writing Alone and With Others (Oxford Press, 2003).” Visit the website here to learn more.About the facilitator:Joy Notoma is a fiction writer and journalist. Her reporting, essays, and fiction have appeared in CNN, Al Jazeera, Quartz Africa, Longreads, Epiphany Zine, and Zora Mag, among other digital outlets. She lives in Toulouse, France, where she is working on a short story collection that deals with African American women navigating life outside the U.S.Other resources:Read about The New York Writers Coalition Drop-Ins which our drop-ins will closely mirror here.
Friends, old and new, in the Salzburg are invited to meet up and discuss politics and current events. All democrats and politically open minded folks are welcome. The conversation goes for a little over an hour but the evening is open end. Our DAA chair, Richard, and vice-chair, Faith, plan to join us.
Join Democrats Abroad Switzerland members on a spooky tour through Basel's Old Town!
We will meet at the Pfalz behind the Basler Münster (next to the flag pole) at 7 PM, after sundown. Our tour guide will take us around Basel's haunts, including City Hall, Middle Bridge, St. Urban-fountain, Spiegelhof, Totengässlein, Spalengate, and other small haunted places.
Note: Due to the content of the tour, and the time frame, the suggested minimum age is 14.
This event is a fundraiser for Democrats Abroad Switzerland, although it is open to non-US citizens as well.
- Non-US citizen or US citizens under the age of 18: CHF 10 (per person price for the tour guide)
- US citizens aged 18+: CHF 20 (includes a CHF 10 donation)
Payment can be made ahead of time via bank transfer, PayPal, or Twint.
RSVPing on this site does not reserve your spot on the tour; you must buy a ticket at Eventzilla.
Want to help save democracy? Perhaps meet some like-minded Americans in the Nürnberg area? Maybe while flexing your artistic abilities and munching on tacos at one of Nürnberg's spiciest places to hang out?
Well then, we've got the event for you!
We're holding a meetup for volunteers to help color our Get Out the Vote postcards. The postcards will be mailed to DA members in January as a reminder to request a 2022 ballot, kicking off our midterm GOTV efforts.
RSVPs are great and help us plan and bring enough supplies, but it isn't absolutely necessary. Even if you only have a bit of time, stop in, knock out a postcard and say hello! Please remember to bring your 3G (tested/vaccinated/recovered) proof!
Contact Dawn Ehrhart for any further details if necessary.
Do you have a question about DA Denmark? Would you like to get involved but don't know where to start? Is there an idea or suggestion you have for an event? We're here to listen and help! This month DA Denmark will begin hosting a monthly "office hour" where a member of the DA Denmark Executive Committee will be waiting to answer all your questions. Stop by for a few minutes or stay for the entire hour.
Our first office hour will take place online on Saturday, October 23 from 10:00am - 11:00am.