Events

  • Monday, February 25, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    The Transformation of the Asian American Vote

    The Transformation of the Asian American Vote: A Discussion with Prof. Catherine Liu

    DAUK Policy Network (PNR identities group) is pleased to present Professor Catherine Liu of UC Irvine on “Class AND Race: Asian Americans by the Numbers: The Political Transformation of an American Demographic.”

    Prof. Liu has analyzed the shift in the Asian American vote from the Republican Party during the Reagan Era to the Democratic Party of the 2000s. She examines this change from different perspectives, focusing on how Asian American economic and class interests, intertwined with recent immigrant experiences, provide a unique and powerful perspective on class, race and identity politics. She will highlight how the group's salient features and interests could reshape American progressivism.

    Please register here to attend: https://dauk-2019-asian-american-vote.eventbrite.co.uk

  • Monday, February 25, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 25 rsvps
    Royal Oak Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom

    Congressman John Delaney: Lunch and Discussion

    Join the Democrats Abroad UK Oxford Chapter for a special event with former congressman and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney. John served as U.S. Representative for Maryland's 6th District from 2013-2019, where he sat on the powerful Financial Services Committee. In July 2017 he became the first prominent Democrat to announce a presidential campaign, and has already campaigned in each of Iowa's 99 counties. John will speak about his bid for the presidency, his vision for America, and his experience in Congress.

    There is no charge for attendance; food and drink will be available for purchase at the bar.

    *This event is not an endorsement by the Democrats Abroad of the John Delaney presidential campaign, and no fundraising will be permitted*

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 06:00 AM · 1 rsvp
    John Scott's Pub in Göteborg, Sweden

    Afterwork: War, militarism, and sexual violence

    GU Global Studies Prof. (and DA member) Maria Stern -- who teaches Peace and Development Research as well as International Relations at undergraduate, Masters, and PhD levels -- will talk about her research. No necessary connection to American politics, but we can supply that ourselves.

    Of course we'll have time to catch up personally as well.

    As usual, enter near the corner and order food or drink at the bar, then join us in the large conference room upstairs in back.

    https://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/staff/?languageId=100001&userId=xsterm

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 07:30 PM · 5 rsvps
    Beaver Brewing Company in Vienna, Austria

    Black History Month Open Mic Night

    The Global Black Caucus of Democrats Abroad Austria would like to invite you to come celebrate Black history month by participating in our first Open Mic Night. Everyone is welcome to contribute their African or African American inspired acoustic performances, comedy, poetry or spoken word. Interested performers can sign up in advance for a 5-10 minute slot by contacting Faith Herbold at f.hall-herbold@democratsabroad.at or come and sign up at the event. Make sure to bring a small donation to support the Equal Justice Initiative: an American non-profit organization committed to exonerating the falsely accused and reforming the criminal justice system.

     

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    The Victoria in Oxford, United Kingdom

    February Pints & Politics - Powers of the New Democratic House

    Come join us in the Family Room at The Victoria Pub for political engagement and conversation as we consider the powers of the new Democratic majority in the House. The discussion will be led by Maya Kornberg, a doctoral student in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Wolfson College, Oxford University, who specializes in legislative politics in the US.

    Her current research focuses on Congressional committees as the focal point for Congressional learning and deliberation. See here, a short synopsis of some of her findings, recently published in The Washington Post (Monkey Cage.)

    We look forward to seeing you!

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 12:00 AM
    Wurst Øl- og Pølsebar in Oslo, Norway

    Meet the Best Candidates at Oslo's Wurst

    Democrats Abroad Norway’s board elections are coming right up! This month's Drinking Liberally has moved to Wednesday night to keep our venue.

    You can make the difference! All five elected positions are open for the 2019-2021 term: the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Legal Counsel. It is DAN's job to mobilize voters and we organize events to engage our members and to participate in the current wave of activism.

    Interested in running? Email the Nominations & Elections Committee: dan.elections@gmail.com

    For descriptions of the position responsibilities go to https://www.democratsabroad.org/no. DAN's New and Improved Bylaws,

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  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 01:30 PM · 17 rsvps
    Online

    BHM Webinar America’s Black Pioneers

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    Please join the Global Black Caucus as we host a conversation with author Anna-Lisa Cox about her groundbreaking research and book The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America's Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality.

    Paul Gardullo, curator, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture said “The Bone and Sinew of the Land unearths and shines a light on a crucial but untold African American and American history that parallels and complicates the well-known story of the Underground Railroad….This work will not only influence scholarship. It should also deeply shape public history.” 

    This a great opportunity to learn about a part of African American history that is not well known but that we all should know. Expect a fascinating discussion which will leave wanting to know more about the journey of America’s Black pioneers.

    RSVP today.

    Participant Location

    Webinar Time

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

     

    ABOUT THE BOOK

     The long-hidden stories of America’s black pioneers, the frontier they settled, and their fight for the heart of the nation.

     When black settlers Keziah and Charles Grier started clearing their frontier land in 1818, they couldn’t know that they were part of the nation’s earliest struggle for equality; they were just looking to build a better life. But within a few years, the Griers would become early Underground Railroad conductors, joining with fellow pioneers and other allies to confront the growing tyranny of bondage and injustice.

    The Bone and Sinew of the Land tells the Griers’ story and the stories of many others like them: the lost history of the nation’s first Great Migration. In building hundreds of settlements on the frontier, these black pioneers were making a stand for equality and freedom. Their new home, the Northwest Territory—the wild region that would become present-day Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin—was the first territory to ban slavery and have equal voting rights for all men. Though forgotten today, in their own time the successes of these pioneers made them the targets of racist backlash. Political and even armed battles soon ensued, tearing apart families and communities long before the Civil War.

    This groundbreaking work of research reveals America’s forgotten frontier, where these settlers were inspired by the belief that all men are created equal and a brighter future was possible.

     

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

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    Anna-Lisa Cox is an award-winning historian on the history of racism and race relations in nineteenth-century America. Currently a fellow at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, she also was a recent Research Associate at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture where her original research underpinned two major exhibits, including one on black pioneers. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her research, including a Gilder Lehrman Foundation Fellowship and grants from the Spencer Foundation. She is also the author of A Stronger Kinship: One Town’s Extraordinary Story of Hope and Faith

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 07:00 PM · €5.00 EUR · 47 rsvps
    Home of Connie Borde in Paris, France

    Black History Month Discussion: "Is America Now a Refuge for French Blacks?"

     


    France has long been a welcoming haven for African-American artists, from Henry Osawa Tanner to Dexter Gordon. Is the United States now a refuge for France's blacks, playing a similar role in reverse? As the presence of Africans and Afro-Caribbeans has grown in France in recent decades, tensions have risen between the descendants of immigrants and the native population. The visibility of blacks in professional and public positions is limited. Socio-economic inequality and problems with police are very similar to those in the United States. Increasingly, French blacks have turned to the U.S. for inspiration and opportunity. Intellectuals have found teaching opportunities in the U.S. Activists have sought inspiration in the political strategies of African-Americans. 
    This panel will discuss the peculiar status of blacks  in France, their perception of African-American progress and the challenges of developing a successful strategy for full equality in France.
    We are asking for an optional donation of 5€ to help us cover the costs of the event.
    Line 4 - St-Germain-des-Prés
    Line 12 - Solférino
  • Friday, March 01, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Der Andechser im Ratskeller in Wiesbaden, Germany

    March Meeting

    Wiesbaden/Mainz Chapter Monthly Meeting

    (This month on the 1st Friday of the month)

    The Wiesbaden/Mainz Chapter will be meeting on Friday, March 1st at 19:00 to order drinks and food, with the meeting starting at 19:30. We'll report on the DAG Annual General Meeting for those who will not be able to attend the meeting in Heidelburg in February and discuss new 2020 Democratic candidates.

    We'll be at Der Andechser im Ratskeller in Downtown Wiesbaden, Schlossplatz 6.

    Bring friends and Meet newly elected Chapter Chair - Deandra Anderson! We're looking forward to seeing you all.

    Please RSVP to let us know you're coming 

  • Friday, March 01, 2019 at 06:30 PM · $21.24 CAD
    Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema in Toronto, ON, Canada

    25 % off for DA! DONNA BRAZILE AND LEAH DAUGHTRY - MAKING POLITICS INCLUSIVE

    Just as Black History Month comes to a close, Donna Brazile and Leah Daughtry will be featured at the Curious Minds Weekend hosted by Hot Docs on March 1. They will be in conversation with Laura Stone, a reporter for The Globe and Mail's Queen's Park Bureau.

    The occasion for this discussion is the release of the book For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics. In the book, the celebrated Democratic strategists assess the current landscape in Washington and the action needed to make political life more accessible for all people, and especially women of color.

    You can purchase tickets online with a special 25% discount provided to Democrats Abroad:  Use the PROMO CODE DNCDONNA 

    1. Go to this page , click the GET TICKETS button
    2. Click YES for "Do you have a promo code?"
    3. Enter your PROMO CODE DNCDONNA when prompted.
    4. Please ensure you are selecting the $21.24 Group Discount Ticket type.
    5. Select the number of tickets you’d like (a maximum of two per person) and click ADD.
    6. Proceed to checkout or continue shopping.

    Friday March 1st 6:30 PM
    Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
    506 Bloor St. W., Toronto
    Closest Subway: Bathurst Station More Directions
    Price: $21.24 with Democrats Abroad Promo Code

    We look forward to seeing you all at this special event marking the end of Black History Month.