Events

  • Tuesday, December 07, 2021 at 10:30 AM 2 Blvd Henri IV Time · 1 rsvp

    DA Paris Walk & Talk

    Join Democrats Abroad Paris once a month as we meet up in central Paris to WALK & TALK and explore our glorious city by foot. Our destination varies each time we meet, and often ends with lunch (optional, as folks have time and interest). Come meet your fellow Democrat Abroad in Paris — and get your 10,000 steps in! All are welcome. 

    We meet every first Tuesday of the month at 10:30A across from the Pont Sully on the right bank, in front of the LCL Bank (2 Blvd. Henri IV, the corner of Blvd Henri IV and Quai Henri IV), in the 4th arrondissement. By metro: Sully Morland exit on Line 7, or Bastille exit Line 1, 5, 8.

  • Wednesday, December 08, 2021 at 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
    Zoom

    Good Americans: Discussion of PBS Documentary “Asian Americans”

    Join us for the third of a series of discussions about the PBS documentary “Asian Americans”. Attendees should watch the third episode prior to the discussion (details on where to view it are below). During the event, we will share clips from the episode and discuss thoughts and ideas we had while watching. 

    As described on the official website: Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided, while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate and personal lives, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation’s story.

    For the third episode, the documentary focuses on life during the Cold War: During the Cold War years, Asian Americans are simultaneously heralded as a Model Minority, and targeted as the perpetual foreigner. It is also a time of bold ambition, as Asian Americans aspire for the first time to national political office and a coming culture-quake simmers beneath the surface.

    We hope you will be able to join us for this discussion - all are welcome. This is the second of a series of events, so check back for future dates when we discuss the other episodes.

    Washington, D.C. 7:00pm, Wednesday, December 8th
    Vancouver, Canada 4:00pm, Wednesday, December 8th
    Sydney, Australia 11:00am, Thursday, December 9th
    Singapore, Singapore 8:00am, Thursday, December 9th

    How to watch “Asian Americans”:

    • The documentary is available on the PBS website, but will require using a VPN to stream the episodes.
    • It is also available on Amazon, but through the U.S. site.
  • Friday, December 10, 2021 at 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 6 rsvps

    GDPR Training - December 10

    Friday, December 10, 2021
    2:00 pm Paris, South Africa,  8:00 am Toronto, 5:00 pm Abu Dhabi

     

    An introduction to principles and practices in data protection.

    Participants must have a Confidentiality Agreement on file

    There will be a walk through of our processes and some background on GDPR in Democrats Abroad, followed by a general Q&A session for you to ask any questions you may have. 

    It's recommended to have looked at the GDPR Guide & Workbook and taken the self-correcting test at least once.

    Please note: It’s essential to RSVP to receive the WEBEX link and other details

    GDPR Guide cover

  • Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 03:00 PM Berlin Time
    nt-Café in Halle (Saale), Germany

    Saxony Book Club: "When Nietzsche Wept" by Irvin D. Yalom

    Join DA Saxony in Halle on December 12 at 3:00 p.m. as we discuss the novel As Nietzsche Wept by Irvin D. Yalom. 

    In 19th-century Vienna, a drama of love, fate, and will is played out amid the intellectual ferment that defined the era.

    Josef Breuer, one of the founding fathers of psychoanalysis, is at the height of his career. Friedrich Nietzsche, Europe's greatest philosopher, is on the brink of suicidal despair, unable to find a cure for the headaches and other ailments that plague him. When he agrees to treat Nietzsche with his experimental "talking cure," Breuer never expects that he, too, will find solace in their sessions. Only through facing his own inner demons can the gifted healer begin to help his patient.

    In When Nietzsche Wept, Irvin Yalom blends fact and fiction, atmosphere and suspense to unfold an unforgettable story about the redemptive power of friendship. – Goodreads.com 

    After the book discussion, we'll head over to the Halle Weihnachtsmarkt to share a Glühwein and get into the holiday spirit together.  

    All are welcome to join, even if you don't get a chance to read the book! RSVP to let us know you'll be there. 

  • Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 05:00 PM Berlin Time
    Zoom / In-person TBD if possible in Kaiserslautern, Germany

    DA Germany Kaiserslautern - December Meeting

    Join us on Zoom, or in person (venue TBD) if possible, to learn about how to support our Chapter's Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts and projects, as well as DA Germany and global DA initiatives.

    As always, please bring any ideas, interests, or focuses you have so that we can work together to shape our chapter and DA Germany efforts.

    Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link for the meeting.

  • Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 07:00 PM Bern Time
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Zürich, Switzerland

    The Monthly Issue (Zurich) - December 2021

    Join Democrats Abroad Zürich members for our monthly meeting! We are currently holding our meetings via Zoom. All members are welcome to join our meetings. We will spend the first half of the meeting discussing current events or whatever issues are on our minds. The second part of the meeting will be to discuss upcoming events.

    Can't make it this month? We have planning meetings every month. Or, if you can't make our regular meetings but still want to help, please get in touch with Zurich Chapter Chair, Zachary Bailey, at [email protected].


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  • Monday, December 13, 2021 at 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Commander In Chief Cup - GOTV

    ANNOUNCING THE FIRST EVER

    COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF'S TROPHY
    GET OUT THE MILITARY VOTE FUNDRAISER!

    Sports fans, military friends, and family members: here is your chance to feel good, WIN or LOSE!!

    Commander-in-Chief's Trophy

    200,000 military personnel, and their families, live overseas. These service people make and break elections, and we want every single one of them ready to vote in 2022. So we're raising money to reach them all.

    Pick your favorite team for the Commander-in-Chiefs Trophy, and help us get out the vote! Participants who pick the winning team will have our unending appreciation and snazzy certificate to show off. The three highest donors on the winning team will get some amazing Democrats Abroad Swag!

    Pick your team below!

     

    Air Force Falcons Army Black Knights Navy Midshipmen
    DONATE HERE DONATE HERE DONATE HERE

    A little history:

    The first ever Army/Navy game was played on November 29, 1890 at “The Plain” at West Point where the new Army team was defeated 24-0 by Navy who began their football program in 1879. Army and Navy have faced off 116 times with Navy at 60 wins to Army's 49 (there were 7 ties).

    Air Force showed up on the field in 1959 playing Army and then Navy in alternating years. The Commander-in-Chief Trophy and the round robin of games was established in 1972, with President Nixon awarding the 170-pound trophy to Army at a White House ceremony.

    The Air Force Falcons started out slowly, with the trophy going either to Army or Navy or being shared (some years wins and losses come out equally, so the trophy stays where it was last), but the Falcons got their gridiron legs in the '80's and won the trophy 16 of 21 years from 1982-2002, sharing the trophy once and Army taking it away 4 times.

    Where, you might say, is Navy? AHOY!! Because in 2003 the Midshipmen started a string of 7 straight years of victory, followed by 3 titles between 2010 and 2015! All-in-all, the Air Force Falcons have won the trophy 20 times, the Navy Midshipmen 16, and the Army Black Knights 9. Keep in mind, however, that Army won last year (10-7 over Air Force and 15-0 over Navy) and the trophy will have to be taken from them!

    While the games are played in many different locations – from Yankee Stadium (NY) to Soldier Field (Chicago) and the Academy home stadiums (Army/West Point, NY; Navy/Annapolis, MD; Air Force/Colorado Springs, CO) and at the Rose Bowl (CA); they are always held in the same rotation: Air Force vs Navy usually in October, Air Force vs Army in November, and then the “Army Navy Game” in December.

    This year’s KICK OFF will be held September 11th with Air Force at Navy. Are you ready to pick a winner? Click on any of the DONATE buttons above to pick game winners (a MERE $10 contribution) or the Commander-in-Chief Trophy winner. Donate as often as you like! All proceeds will go towards costs of Get Out The Vote efforts on and off military bases AROUND THE WORLD!!

    We thank you!!!

  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 06:30 PM Rome Time

    DAI Fundraising Extravaganza Event 8

    Join us for our next four Fundraising Extravaganza Events of 2021!

    We are pleased to announce the program of our remaining fundraising events for 2021.  We thank all of the generous donors who have supported our first four events this year.  To achieve our annual fundraising goal, we still need your continued support to prepare for the 2022 mid-term elections through voter registration and outreach.

    Your contribution will help us get out the vote in Italy and ensure that we maintain and expand our Democratic majorities in the House and Senate.

    After the success of our first hybrid virtual/in-person event in July from Florence, we will continue to organize events in different venues to build community for each local chapter or precinct.

    Our fundraising events showcase the best of Italy: art, culture, wine and la dolce vita!

    Season ticket holders are welcome to attend each event either online or in-person.  If you have not yet purchased a season ticket, we have a special offer: 30 EUR donation for the next four events instead of 75 EUR!

    Donations for individual events are still 25 EUR for each in-person event (this includes a drink & snacks) or 15 EUR for each online event.

    Please provide your email address so we can send a Zoom link the day before the event.

    For in-person event donors: we will send you the address of the venue as soon as we receive your donation.

    For season ticket holders: please email us if you wish to attend the in-person events [email protected]

    Arrivederci!

    DA Italy Fundraising Committee

    Event 8: Tuesday, December 14 at 6:30 PM CET

    A discussion on wine by Robert Camuto, author of the newly released South of Somewhere: Wine, Food and the Soul of Italy.

    Live venue: Verona, location to be announced

    private

    Robert Camuto is a prize-winning American author and journalist who has lived in Europe for 20 years, where he has immersed himself in the food and wine traditions of Italy and France. Robert is a contributing editor to a preeminent American wine journal, and writes a twice-monthly column  called Robert Camuto Meets…

    South of Somewhere is his third book and his second from Italy, following the critically acclaimed Palmento: A Sicilian Wine Odyssey (2010). He lives with his family in Verona, Italy.

     

  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 07:00 PM Bern Time
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details in Basel, Switzerland

    Basel Chapter Meeting - December 2021

    Please join DACH Basel members for our monthly event planning meeting! We're still meeting online over the summer, but we hope to start up in person meetings again soon. All are welcome at our meetings, so if you would like to learn what we are up to and how you can help, please join us!
     
    Can't make it this month? We have planning meetings every month, generally on the second Tuesday of the month. Or, if you can't make our regular meetings but still want to help, please get in touch with Basel Chapter Chair Ben Stewart at [email protected].
     
  • Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 01:00 PM Berlin Time
    To be determined in Düsseldorf, Germany

    Book Club: Nomadland, by Jessica Bruder

    This month, we will be reading 'Nomadland' by Jessica Bruder.
     
    ''Nomadland tells a revelatory tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy – one which foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, it celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of people who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive, but have not given up hope.''
     
    All readers are welcome. RSVP to receive the meeting information - depending on the current COVID situation, we will either meet on Zoom or in person.