Date: Monday, October 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm ET (Washington DC) time
Event Title: Beaten Down, Worked Up by Steven Greenhouse - - Global Progressive Caucus Book Discussion
All are welcome to attend. Join us!
“Greenhouse probably knows more about what is happening in the American workplace than anybody else in the country. . . a page-turning book that spans a century of worker strikes, without overcondensing or oversimplifying, and with plausible suggestions for the future. . . Great nonfiction requires great characters, and Greenhouse has the gift of portraiture. He is able to draw a complex, human portrait of a worker with a minimum of words, making the reader greedy for more details, not just about the policies but about the people. And he has both the newspaper writer’s ability to find the one or two individuals whose personal stories exemplify a larger point, and the historian’s ability to make what has already happened seem unlikely. He is skilled at homing in on the moments of the highest uncertainty, and transforming them into stories with quick and destabilizing twists and turns. . . Engrossing, character-driven, panoramic.”—Zephyr Teachout, The New York Times Book Review
“What I fear is that the there is a systematic effort to wipe clean our national memory of the capacity and benefits of workers acting collectively and building strong unions. Greenhouse’s book helps us remember that labor unions really did build the middle class, raise the dignity of workers, and civilize workplaces. It also gives us reason to believe that, as labor activist Rose Schneiderman poetically framed it, workers still “must have bread” but “must have roses, too.”—Robert Bruno, Perspectives on Work
“[A] comprehensive primer on a subject that is intimately intertwined with our collective history. . . It is obvious that “Beaten Down, Worked Up” represents a monumental–and mostly successful–attempt to connect all the dots and thus provide a clear context for the ongoing societal debate about the efficacy of the labor movement and its place in contemporary culture. . . If you are concerned about the future, and especially our economic prospects, this is one you’ll definitely want to add to your reading list. Highly recommended.”—Aaron Hughey, Bowling Green Daily News
Participants need to know that if there are access, affordability, etc. problems for a book/books, they should contact co-leaders, John Esteban Rodriguez and Betsy Ettorre ([email protected]) who will help them with the listed books. Learn more about the proDA Book Club.
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Brainstorming & Chisme Check-in!
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Join Democrats Abroad China as we welcome Global Hispanic Caucus Chair Onélica Andrade!
Onélica and the GHC invite DACN & AP Regional members to share their ideas on activities and initiatives to get out the Latino vote abroad for 2021 (special elections) and 2022 (Midterm elections). We will also take stock of the progress made on short term goals during Hispanic Heritage month.
This will be a Zoom call. Members in Shanghai meeting in person. Members of a Beijing will be meeting up also! RSVP for more details.
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Join the FL Abroad State Team to continue to map out and plan our outreach for 2022! We will be discussing our upcoming events and strategies for getting out the vote in the upcoming midterms.It's all hands on deck and everyone is welcome - even if you're not a Florida voter!! We look forward to seeing you!WHEN: Thursday, October 26th at 7pm CET / 1 pm ETFor more information, contact Carol Moore HERE..Join our State Team Slack Channel HERE!Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.
Join the Democrats Abroad Reparations Task Force on October 26 at 1:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CET for an online Meet & Greet. Take the time to come and learn what we're all about, including our vision, goals, and reasons for enacting this special task force. No preparation is needed to attend. You need only bring your interest, enthusiasm, and passion for justice and knowledge.
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Join our Chair and Steering Committee for a second brainstorming to:
1) take stock of the progress made on our short term goals, during Hispanic Heritage month and translating GOTV materials for all the 2021 elections;
2) discuss longer term goals (2022-2023), with a special focus on the Midterm elections; and
3) catch-up and share some chisme!
Dates: October 26th, 2021
Time: 1pm ET, 7pm CET, Noon Mexico City
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For this session of La Lucha Continúa, we will meet to discuss current events and activities in our chapter, country committee and global - as well as what's happening back home in the US. Bring your questions, concerns and willingness to pitch in with some upcoming projects. RSVP to get the Zoom link.
Q& A session: AP friendly
9:00 am Stockholm, 2:00pm Bangkok, 6:00 pm Sydney, 8:00 Aukland
A chance to come and ask your questions, without needing to sit through a whole training.
Do you have questions now that you’re starting to do the work yourself? Or maybe you’ve been working with Nationbuilder for a while but you have a particular challenge and would like some help. Or maybe conversation and screensharing is just a better way for you to learn something than a helpdesk ticket.
We’d like to help you get comfortable with the tools we have that will help you to do your work!
Please note: It’s essential to RSVP for the Q&A session, as we won't hold the meeting if there are no RSVPs.
Action Meeting Thursday, October 28th, 8 to 9:30PM
7:45-8:00 sign in
8:00-9:30 Open discussion
Chris Kozak, Climate Reality Leader
Join Chris and Sarajean for an informative and energizing discussion about climate action! We will talk about living a more sustainable lifestyle, the Green New Deal, the Citizens Climate Lobby and actions we can take right now at the local, community, and federal levels.
Actions will include 1) simple things you can do every day 2) using your consumer power to support greener businesses and 3) contacting govt officials on a specific bill and 4) voting.
*If you are interested in being a green leader for the future this is for you!
RSVP ( PLEASE NOTE we would like you to share some information with us in advance including questions for Chris)
Please join our Progressive Book Club as we discuss this month's selection, "Somebody's Daughter" by Ashley C Ford.
A description from GoodReads:
One of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with an extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the ever looming absence of her incarcerated father and the path we must take to both honor and overcome our origins.
For as long as she could remember, Ashley has put her father on a pedestal. Despite having only vague memories of seeing him face-to-face, she believes he's the only person in the entire world who understands her. She thinks she understands him too. He's sensitive like her, an artist, and maybe even just as afraid of the dark. She's certain that one day they'll be reunited again, and she'll finally feel complete. There are just a few problems: he's in prison, and she doesn't know what he did to end up there.
Through poverty, puberty, and a fraught relationship with her mother, Ashley returns to her image of her father for hope and encouragement. She doesn't know how to deal with the incessant worries that keep her up at night, or how to handle the changes in her body that draw unwanted attention from men. In her search for unconditional love, Ashley begins dating a boy her mother hates; when the relationship turns sour, he assaults her. Still reeling from the rape, which she keeps secret from her family, Ashley finally finds out why her father is in prison. And that's where the story really begins.
Somebody’s Daughter steps into the world of growing up a poor Black girl, exploring how isolating and complex such a childhood can be. As Ashley battles her body and her environment, she provides a poignant coming-of-age recollection that speaks to finding the threads between who you are and what you were born into, and the complicated familial love that often binds them
The link to the zoom room is here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86465490609
Love to see you there!