Events

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Private residence; RSVP for address in Geneva, Switzerland

    DACH Geneva Book Group - July

    Our July book will be The Conservative Heart by Arthur C. Brooks. Come join us - whether or not you read the book!

  • Wednesday, July 03, 2019 at 06:30 PM · €17.50 EUR · 1 rsvp
    East River American Pub in Milan, Italy

    Milan Movie Night "Rocketman"

    Come hang out with friends for a fun happy hour and watch this great story. It's another exciting movie about the life of the amazing talent, Elton John! “An epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years.”


    Happy Hour starts at 18:30, and the movie begins at 19:40


    Cost:
    17.50 euro for Happy Hour and Movie ticket


    WHEN
    July 03, 2019 at 6:30pm - 11:30pm


    WHERE
    East River American Pub
    Piazza Tre Torri 1 CityLife Shopping District
    Milan 20145
    Italy

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  • Wednesday, July 03, 2019 at 06:30 PM · €17.50 EUR
    East River American Pub in Milan, Italy

    Milan Movie Night: "Rocketman"

    Come hang out with friends for a fun happy hour and watch this great story. It's another exciting movie about the life of the amazing talent, Elton John! “An epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years.”

    Happy Hour starts at 18:30, and the movie begins at 19.40.

    Cost:

    17.50 euro for Happy Hour and Movie ticket

  • Wednesday, July 03, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 45 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 05:00 PM
    Parc de la Cerisaie in Lyon, France

    First Thursday ==> 4th of July Picnic

    The First Thursday of July this year falls on our nation’s birthday, so we’ve decided to organize a picnic instead of the usual drinks. 

    Join us for a very special First Thursday on the 4th of July! We'll be having a picnic at the Parc de la Cerisaie in the 4th arrondissement, starting at 6 pm. Bring a picnic dinner, drinks or snacks, and a blanket or something to sit on. The park is on Rue Chazière, approximately 400 m from the bus stop Les Esses

    This won’t be quite like the traditional festivities held in the nation’s capitol with music and fireworks, but anyway, this year’s celebration has been usurped for a money-making campaign rally for president you-know-who.

    Any and all are welcome (friends, partners, new members, etc). You should find us on the lawn in front of the Villa Gillet. RSVP if you like so we can keep an eye out for you.

  • Thursday, July 04, 2019 at 06:00 PM · 45 rsvps
    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.

    We ask everyone to RSVP by 26 June - that way we can organise the food list and other details among those attending.

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

  • Thursday, July 04, 2019 at 06:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    VondelPark3 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    July 4th with Democrats Abroad

    Join us on July 4th for burgers & drinks at Vondelpark3 (the former Filmmuseum, same place as last year).
    Rain or shine, we'll be there to celebrate the America we know and love — and long to see again.
    What better time than the day we celebrate all that's great about our country. Let's rally together and celebrate as we prepare for 2020, Just imagine if every one of the 8 million Americans living abroad got ballots and voted to:

    Make America inclusive again.
    Make America hope again.
    Make America lead again.
    Make America BLUE again!

  • Thursday, July 04, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 8 rsvps
    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.

  • Thursday, July 04, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 54 rsvps

    4th of July Party in Berlin

    ✯ bbq ✯ family ✯ friends ✯ beer ✯ food ✯ games ✯ pie ✯

    Come and celebrate Independence Day with us this year! We will have a BBQ, potluck sides, drinks, games, music, and a PIE CONTEST!

    Hot dogs (meat and vegetarian for 2€), drinks (beer 2€; wine 3€; cocktails 5€), and Democrats Abroad merchandise will be for sale.

    RSVP

    Please RSVP here so we can make sure to get enough hot dogs and drinks! And don't forget to share and invite your friends on Facebook.

    POTLUCK

    Please bring potluck dishes to share – here’s the potluck sign-up list: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E45ABA72AABFD0-4thofjuly

    PIE CONTEST

    Nothing says America or the 4th of July like a good pie. After the resounding success in 2018, we’ve decided to turn the pie contest into a new tradition! Everyone is welcome to bake a pie of their choice. We’ll have current and past leaders of Democrats Abroad on the jury. The winner will get to take home a Democrats Abroad goodie bag and the honor of being named 2019's Best Pie Maker in Berlin.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E45ABA72AABFD0-2019

    VOLUNTEERS

    We need your help to make this a AMAZING 4th of July party: if you can spare an hour or two to help with setup, clean-up, registration, selling drinks, or voter registration, please sign up here: https://volunteersignup.org/TE8KH

    All proceeds support voter outreach and support to Americans living here in Berlin by our local chapter of Democrats Abroad.

    We’ll be celebrating in true American style and look forward to seeing you there!