Events

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Foyer im Lohnhof in Basel, Switzerland

    US Taxes for Americans Living Abroad - Basel

    Are you wondering how the new tax law affects Americans living abroad? Or new to (and baffled by) overseas Americans' US tax obligations? Or maybe you just have a US tax question you would like an expert to weigh in on? Then come to Democrats Abroad Switzerland's talk on US taxes for Americans living abroad.

    Rebecca Heid of AIT Services will be answering our questions about overseas Americans US tax obligations. If you have a particular issue or question you would like her to address, please submit it to basel@democrats.ch.

    This event is a fundraiser for Democrats Abroad Switzerland. We are asking all Americans attending to donate CHF25 or more to support our efforts on behalf of Americans living abroad.

  • Friday, February 22, 2019 at 06:00 PM through February 24, 2019 · 24 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
  • Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    SCHORSCH in Hamburg, Germany

    Black American Night

    Also as part of Black History Month, our Black Caucus Chair, Elaine Thomas, is organizing Black American Night.  We are looking forward to this joint event of The Black History Month Committee, AICC, and DA.  This year's theme is "Migrations", and will feature an evening of storytelling in word and music.  Elaine is still looking for performers - let us know if you are interested!
    You can find more details about Black History Month in Hamburg HERE, and information about courses being offered in February here:

    From Civil Rights to "Black Lives Matter" - Rassismus und Widerstand in den USA
    The Black Panthers - History, Movement & Philosophy
    Menschenzoo

  • Sunday, March 03, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    Bar Restaurant Pavlov in The Hague, Netherlands

    1ST SUNDAY LUNCH IN THE HAGUE

    DA's monthly meetup in The Hague! Join us every first Sunday of the month, at Bar-Resturant Pavlov (across from The Hague City Hall) for lunch and/or drinks with DA's Secretary -and an occasional guest or speaker-. 

    Bring a friend...or two!

    Register to vote, learn how to register voters, learn the recent news of DA...talk, drink and eat!

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

    First Tuesday Get-Together

    Please join us on Tuesday, March 5th 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, 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

  • Saturday, March 09, 2019 at 12:30 PM
    Museumplein in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Women's March on Amsterdam 2019

    2019 is not just about women.

    It is about all of us (f/m/x). In every way. ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 Because all oppression is connected.

    “There is no thing as a single-issue struggle, because we do not live single-issue lives", Audre Lorde wrote in 1982, speaking not just as a woman - but as a black woman, with roots deep in the Caribbean. She spoke as a lesbian, a mother, a lover, an activist, a child of immigrants, a feminist, a womanist, a scholar, a poet, and, in her words, "a warrior".

    Just like you. You didn't only march with us because of your gender.

    You marched for your right to be who you are - and you are not just 'one thing'.

    When you stood up against harassment, you did that not just for yourself. You did that for the person next to you. For the loved ones in your life who have been violated in the streets, or clubs, or their own homes and schools.

    When you yelled 'MY BODY MY RIGHTS', you made it clear you have the right to share it with whoever you want - for pleasure, not pain. And that they (f/m/x) have those same rights as you do. Including living without fear, with respect, equal pay and having the same right to justice regardless of skin color, income, religion or ability.

    Our rights are not up for negotiation.

    When people beat someone down - either a trans woman with their fists, a teenager wearing hijab, or a black man with their words -, it's an assault on all of our rights. That’s why we’re taking to the streets. Not to be ‘a voice for someone’ – but to amplify voices.

    When our voices are welcomed or heard more than someone else’s voice, we have a responsibility to step up. We acknowledge that, and we stand firmly with and behind all of the progressive activist voices in the Netherlands. We're all in this together - so let's be heard as one voice, but represented by all of us.

    Unapologetically feminist, anti-racist and inclusive. That's what 2019 is about. Get ready; we did not come to play. 🔥🔥




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    More details about the march will be added in the upcoming weeks, including speakers, pre-events to make signs, information sessions and travel arrangements to Amsterdam.

    Questions? Post here or email us at march2019@womensmarchnetherlands.nl !

  • Monday, March 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, March 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.

  • Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at 07:00 PM · €5.00 EUR
    Holy Trinity Church Hall in Nice, France

    Political Wine in April

    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