Events

  • Monday, June 17, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Relais Odeon in Paris, France

    POLITICAL FORUM N PARIS

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    TBD in Ottawa, ON, Canada

    National Capital Region Chapter - Annual General Meeting-In Person Event

    We are planning to celebrate our Chapter AGM at a venue TBD very soon!

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    San Miguel Playhouse in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

    Kick Off to 2020! Join us to watch the first debates!

    Sponsored by San Miguel Playhouse and Democrats Abroad San Miguel!

    Please RSVP for each night you would like to attend. This is for the first night, Wednesday, June 26th.

    Let's all get together to watch the first televised Democratic debate at the San Miguel Playhouse, to be held over 2 nights on June 26th & 27th. Each night will feature up to 10 candidates, randomly chosen from the qualifying field. The debate is being hosted by NBC News and Telemundo from Miami, Florida. Post debate, we will have a ballot box for members to vote for their favorite candidate.

    Admission is free - all are welcome! There will be a cash bar available and snacks for purchase. We do kindly request that people please RSVP as seating is limited.

    We have posted the time as 6:00 pm, but the official time has not been published. We will open the doors to the playhouse one hour prior to the published time.

     

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 06:00 PM · 13 rsvps
    San Miguel Playhouse in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

    Kick off to 2020 - Round 2! Join us to watch the first debates!

    Sponsored by San Miguel Playhouse and Democrats Abroad San Miguel!

    Please RSVP for each night you would like to attend. This is for the second night, Thursday, June 27th.

    Let's all get together to watch the first televised Democratic debate at the San Miguel Playhouse, to be held over 2 nights on June 26th & 27th. Each night will feature up to 10 candidates, randomly chosen from the qualifying field. The debate is being hosted by NBC News and Telemundo from Miami, Florida. Post debate, we will have a ballot box for members to vote for their favorite candidate.

    Admission is free - all are welcome! There will be a cash bar available and snacks for purchase. We do kindly request that people please RSVP as seating is limited.

    Currently we have the event time listed as 6:00 pm - the official time as not been published and the doors of the playhouse will open an hour before the debates begin.

  • Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Backyard Barbecue in Laatzen, Germany

    Goettingen Chapter Fourth of July Backyard Barbecue

    We will be celebrating the Fourth of July (a little early) with the whole Goettingen Chapter! We hope that you can join us for a potluck backyard barbecue and fun for the whole family. Please RSVP so we can send you the exact address. Looking forward to a sparkling good time!

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Cafe Holberg No 19 in Copenhagen, Denmark

    First Tuesday Get-Together

    Please join us on Tuesday, July 2nd from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Café Holberg No 19 (Holbergsgade 19d, 1057 Copenhagen K) on the corner of Holbergsgade and Herluf Trolles Gade, three blocks from Kongens Nytorv.

    For those of you who are new to DADK, the First Tuesday events are informal social gatherings, a great opportunity to socialize, network, and discuss politics with your fellow Americans. Suggested (but not required) cash contributions of 50 kr. will be gladly accepted, but only from US citizens.

  • Wednesday, July 03, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 34 rsvps
    The Red Wheelbarrow in Paris, France

    NANCY MACLEAN AND MARGARET SOMERS - new books about the rise of the right and market fundamentalism

    Democrats Abroad France - Paris partners with The Red Wheelbarrow to invite you to a discussion with Nancy MacLean and Margaret Somers.  Both have recently published best-selling books on the state of US politics today, and who have rocked the media world with their analyses.

    Nancy MacLean’s book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America (Viking Press 2017) won the Lillian Smith Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, The Nation’s Most Valuable Book Award, and a finalist for the National Book Award.” MacLean is the award-winning author of Behind the Mask of Chivalry. The William Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, she regularly appears on radio and TV, including NPR, CSPAN, and the Bill Maher show.

    “[A] remarkably important book…this book is a superb contribution to our understanding of the rise of libertarian notions and right-wing political power in the US. If you wonder how the Supreme Court came to define speech as money or corporations as people, this volume will help you to figure it out…The melting ice caps, if nothing else, stand as testament to the folly of listening mainly to the rich and powerful.”Bill McKibben, The Times Literary Supplement

    Margaret Somers’ book The Power of Market Fundamentalism: Karl Polanyi’s Critique (Harvard 2016) has also been stirring up something of a storm, as Polanyi is increasingly recognized as the 20th century’s most important analyst of the perils of market society. The book asks what is it about free-market ideas that give them tenacious staying power in the face of such manifest failures as persistent unemployment, widening inequality, and the severe financial crises that have stressed Western economies over the past forty years? 

    “In seeking to understand the dynamics of our own time, we can do no better than to revisit Polanyi…As more of us are having second thoughts about the second coming of the primal market, it is as if Polanyi is somewhere in the ether. Rereading Polanyi at a time when events vindicate his vision, one has to be struck with the eerie contemporary ring. Polanyi is startlingly 21st-century in addressing how the private rule of global finance puts public policy in a straitjacket.”Robert Kuttner, American Prospect

    Somers, Professor of Sociology and History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, has impacted the world of economics with her theories of social capital. Already in 2008 she wrote: “Social capital is bad for reducing poverty or elevating cultures; and it is bad for sociology – as a discipline and as a social project. Above all, it is very bad for democratic citizenship.” 

    If you want to learn the latest on new political thinking, these authors will surely give you that insight, in addition to a stimulating and challenging discussion of the new “socialists” elected to the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm!

  • Thursday, July 04, 2019 at 06:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Holy Trinity Church Garden in Nice, France

    4th of July Picnic

    Join fellow Democrats on the Riviera for an evening picnic to celebrate our proud American holiday. We will meeting in the garden behind the church where there is shade from the summer sun. Democrats Abroad will provide light beverages but each member and thier guest is expected to bring a dish to share with others. Further details will be sent to those who formally RSVP.

    It will be a nice social to catch up during summer!

  • Thursday, July 04, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Old Mac Donald in Hamburg, Germany

    4th of July Celebration!

    It's the 4th of July, and even all the way over here in Hamburg, we want to celebrate! Join us at Old Mac Donald American Diner for some American-style delicacies and fellowship. Please RSVP at least one week prior so we will have enough seats reserved.

  • Friday, July 05, 2019 at 01:00 PM through July 07, 2019 · 1 rsvp

    Cologne Christopher Street Day Stand & Parade - Volunteers Needed!

    Save the date - This year's Christopher Street Day celebration will be taking place in downtown Cologne from Friday, July 5 to Sunday, July 7, 2019. As in past years, Democrats Abroad is planning on setting up an info-stand (Friday-Sunday) and taking part in the parade (Sunday). We gladly welcome volunteers for both! If you're interested in helping with the planning, please contact us! More information will posted in the coming months.