Join us online to watch the film "The Amazing Grace" by Jeta Amata, a Nigerian filmmaker, released in 2006. This film is not available on streaming. After we watch the film there will be a discussion.
About the film:
The film is a feature film (not a documentary) about British slave trading in Nigeria in the mid-1700s. It shows the capture of local people, imprisonment, and conditions on the slave ships from a Nigerian perspective. Parts of the film are in native Nigerian languages with English subtitles.
The song "Amazing Grace" comes originally from Nigeria. Some say the melody came from the Calabar region in Nigeria and was sung by the Ibibio and Eket people.
John Newton, a British slave trader, heard the song in Nigeria and later added English texts to the melody.
The film is part of the Nigerian "Nollywood" film industry, which has made thousands of films and is one of the biggest film industries in the world today.
Nollywood films are often very emotional, and "The Amazing Grace" is no exception. No holds barred.
Watch the trailer:
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You are cordially invited to Tea with Democrats Abroad UK - Oxford
The 9 million Americans Abroad represent every state and congressional district. This is a great time to activate your American friends - bring them along!
Get help with your Voter Registration
Request your Ballot
Learn about volunteer opportunities
Find out how you can Get Out the Vote
Meet other like-minded Americans in Oxford
Stop by for a cup and a chat.
*This event is for Voting Age (age 18+ before November 3, 2020) US citizens only.
It’s not too early to prepare for the elections in 2020!
All Americans living in the Flensburg area are invited to a 'Get Out The Vote' meeting, where we will be providing information on registering to vote. In addition, members of Democrats Abroad will have the chance to learn about the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary, which will be held from 3-10 March 2020.
Dual-nationals, who may not know about their voting rights, are especially welcome. Please spread the word to all Americans you know!
The meeting will take place on Monday, 3 February 2020, at 6:00 p.m. The address is Große Str. 21-23, 24937 Flensburg (in the pedestrian zone).
We look forward to seeing you!
--Bobby Winkler (Flensburg Precinct Captain)
Join us for the first 2020 Women's Caucus Lunch and discuss how we can support Democratic women candidates at the state and federal level!
There will also be an update on the status of the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Lunch will cost 15 pounds (drinks extra) in the Dining Room of the University Women's Club. To reserve a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us on Tuesday, February 4th 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.
Please join DACH Basel members for our monthly social hour! This month's get-together will be at Paddy Reilly's, upstairs. Feel free to drop in for a drink, a bite to eat, and some great conversation! After the social hour, we will have our business meeting from 7-9 PM. Everyone is welcome!
Can't make it this month? We have social hours regularly, usually on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Or, if you want to get involved outside of this event, please get in touch with Basel Chapter Chair, Tory Mallett, at email@example.com.
For February, we will be reading and discussing Our Man by George Packer. This is a biography of Richard Holdbrooke (of Dayton peace accord fame).
Come join us, whether or not you read the book!
Additional information about this (and future) event(s) can be found here.
The AIWC is on the 4th floor of 11 rte. de Chêne. That's just around the corner from the Gare des Eaux-Vives. Either take the new Leman Express train or trams #12 or #17. There's no easy parking (good luck on the street), but the train or tram make it easy to get to. But if using a car and a parking garage use Villerouge, which is about a 10 minute walk (don't use the Coop 2000 -- it gets locked early and you might have to wait until Wednesday to retrieve your car). Nominal start time is 18:30; if you arrive after 19:00 you'll need the door code to get in.
Not required, but appreciated is if you can bring some food and/or drink to share and Fr. 5.- to help with the room rent.
Please join DACH Basel members for our monthly business meeting! This month's meeting will be at Paddy Reilly's. The business meeting will start at 7 PM, but you are welcome to join us for the social hour beforehand from 6-7 PM. Everyone is welcome!
Can't make it this month? We have business meetings regularly, usually on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Or, if you can't make our regular meetings but still want to help, please get in touch with Basel Chapter Chair, Tory Mallett, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: Grimaldi, Congrès-Joffre, Congrès-Promenade