Events

  • Sunday, February 03, 2019 at 07:30 AM · 3 rsvps
    Online Webinar in Washington , DC

    Bearing Witness: Books Abroad Discusses Rape Culture and Roxane Gay's Not That Bad

    The Global Women's Caucus invites you to join us for another Books Abroad meeting on Sunday, February 3, 2019 to discuss Roxane Gay's latest publication Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture. This work, edited by Gay, is a collection of stories from people whose experiences may sound all-too-familiar.

    In her review in The Guardian, Hannah Jane Parkinson writes, "Gay notes in her introduction that she originally envisioned Not That Bad as a series of journalistically reported essays and features, genuine dispatches. Instead, the book is mostly confessional, first-person storytelling. And the storytelling is very good – observationally sharp, the writing often as vivid as bruises." In our discussion, we'll unpack these painful, but important stories and position them within the greater context of a country that allows for gender and sexual violence and often silences survivors. 

    A theme of this year's Women's March (please see the GWC website for resources and events near you) is combating violence against women with a sub-theme of pushing the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Please join us as we continue listening to these important voices and discuss real steps that we can take--like passing the ERA--to eradicate rape culture.

    Please RSVP below to receive the Webinar link

  • Sunday, February 03, 2019 at 01:30 PM
    Online Webinar in Washington, DC , DC

    Books Abroad Discusses Roxane Gay's Not That Bad

    The Global Women's Caucus invites you to join us for another Books Abroad meeting on Sunday, February 3, 2019 to discuss Roxane Gay's latest publication Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture. This work, edited by Gay, is a collection of stories from people whose experiences may sound all-too-familiar.

    In her review in The Guardian, Hannah Jane Parkinson writes, "Gay notes in her introduction that she originally envisioned Not That Bad as a series of journalistically reported essays and features, genuine dispatches. Instead, the book is mostly confessional, first-person storytelling. And the storytelling is very good – observationally sharp, the writing often as vivid as bruises." In our discussion, we'll unpack these painful, but important stories and position them within the greater context of a country that allows for gender and sexual violence and often silences survivors. 

    A theme of this year's Women's March (please see the GWC website for resources and events near you) is combating violence against women with a sub-theme of pushing the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Please join us as we continue listening to these important voices and discuss real steps that we can take--like passing the ERA--to eradicate rape culture.

    Rsvp HERE to receive the Webinar link

  • Wednesday, February 06, 2019 at 07:00 PM · €5.00 EUR
    Holy Trinity Church Hall in Nice, France

    Political Wine in February

    This social event is open to all our members, Americans and accompanying guests.  We welcome you all to come and interact with fellow Americans in the region and engage in American political discussions.  We will give a brief presentation particularly where these issues stand in the Washington political discourse.  Join us to formalize our viewpoint as Americans living abroad by paying (€5) includes drinks, such as wine and water.

    Parking: Palais de la Méditerranée or Grimaldi

    Public Transport: several bus stops in walking distance: GrimaldiCongrès-JoffreCongrès-Promenade

     

  • Monday, February 11, 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!

  • Monday, February 11, 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!

  • Monday, February 11, 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, February 16, 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, February 16, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    To be determined in Guadalajara, Mexico

    Democrats Abroad Guadalajara Annual Meeting

  • Friday, February 22, 2019 at 06:00 PM through February 24, 2019 · 20 rsvps

    DAG 2019 Annual General Meeting in Heidelberg

     

    Join members of Democrats Abroad Germany in Heidelberg in February to discuss our plans and to elect a new Executive Committee for 2019!

    2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Heidelberg
    Friday, February 22nd – Sunday, February 24th
    Heidelberg Center for American Studies
    Saturday Dinner at Palais Prinz Carl

    Every year Democrats Abroad Germany gathers in person to discuss issues and plan our activities for the coming year. In addition to these discussions, we will also be electing our new Executive Committee (ExCom). These are the leaders of DA Germany and includes several officers and six at-large project coordinators. Please look at the job descriptions and contact the Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) should you have any questions about any aspect of the elections or the positions that will be open: dag-elections@democratsabroad.org.
    Registration is now open: https://goo.gl/forms/RNoftO7Tadjom0912

    Every year Democrats Abroad Germany gathers in person to discuss issues back home and plan our activities for the coming year. This year, the main focus of this meeting will be the election of our new Executive Committee (ExCom). This meeting also is a chance to learn more about how you can be an active part of the organization, meet other democrats living in Germany and give your input on the DAG political process.

    Participants are welcome to arrive in Heidelberg on Friday, February 22nd to attend a welcome reception hosted by the Heidelberg chapter at the Center for American Studies. Snacks and drinks will be available and there will be a performance by Die Schrillmänner, a barber shop quartet including a Heidelberg member.

    The official meeting will begin Saturday morning at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies. Throughout the day, there will be a book sale to help fundraise for the Heidelberg Chapter. Our meeting on Saturday will focus on the goals of DAG for 2019 and how we want to begin our preparations for 2020. We will organize several breakout sessions for Saturday morning and then Saturday afternoon will be focused on electing the new Executive Committee, which will be responsible for leading DAG for the next two years.

    On Saturday evening, we will have a dinner at Palais Prinz Carl featuring guest speaker Victoria Zyp, an experienced movement builder and trainer across many advocacy settings, in the United States and abroad. She has managed electoral and legislative advocacy programs for campaigns from the local to national level. Currently, Victoria works for the National Democratic Institute in Algeria, where she leads technical assistance programs to Algerian political parties. We will also announce the winners of the raffle prizes and have a dance.

    Stipends for Attending the AGM

    DAG understands the accompanying financial cost of attending the AGM. We want to make sure that as many members are able to attend as possible and one’s financial situation should not be the deciding factor. Therefore, DAG will be offering up to 8 stipends that will cover attendance on Saturday, the gala dinner on Saturday night, and up to 50 EUR in transportation reimbursement. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 25th and recipients will be notified by Monday, January 28th.

    If you are interested in applying for a stipend, please complete the following application: https://goo.gl/forms/9R8w479Peiwxw6ud2.

    Homestays in Heidelberg

    Homestays will be available thanks to the members of the Heidelberg chapter. If you are interested in having a homestay, please complete the following survey so that we can make sure you are matched with an appropriate host: "need a homestay" survey (https://goo.gl/forms/8SnU7oRxQ1RfujnK2)

    As soon as a homestay has been found, you will be contacted via email.

    For those in Heidelberg who would be willing to host another member of DAG, please fill out this survey to sign up as a host: "homestay host" survey (https://goo.gl/forms/JziXFd83dejz4tof1)

    For those interested in hotels, information about nearby hotels offering special rates for this event can be found here: https://goo.gl/S19N9Q
  • Wednesday, March 06, 2019 at 07:00 PM · €5.00 EUR
    Holy Trinity Church Hall in Nice, France

    Political Wine in March

    This social event is open to all our members, Americans and accompanying guests.  We welcome you all to come and interact with fellow Americans in the region and engage in American political discussions.  We will give a brief presentation particularly where these issues stand in the Washington political discourse.  Join us to formalize our viewpoint as Americans living abroad by paying (€5) includes drinks, such as wine and water.

    Parking: Palais de la Méditerranée or Grimaldi

    Public Transport: several bus stops in walking distance: GrimaldiCongrès-JoffreCongrès-Promenade