Events

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 06:30 PM Paris Time · 22 rsvps
    Les Nautes in Paris, France

    DAF Diversity Caucus Happy Hour at Les Nautes

    Join the Diversity Caucus for a spring happy hour on the Seine at Les Nautes! Reconnect, re-engage and enjoy the spring weather with Democrats Abroad.

    When: Wednesday, May 25th at 6:30pm

    Where: Les Nautes, 1 Quai des Célestins, 75004

    Metro:  7 to Pont Marie

    Bus: 67 or 72 to Pont Louis Philippe

     

     

  • Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 06:00 PM through May 28, 2022 at 6:00pm Paris Time · 5 rsvps

    Memorial Day OSS Commemoration Events

     
    In advance of Memorial Day weekend French special forces veterans supported by the American community are organizing a special ceremony honoring the 80th anniversary of the founding of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services)—from which the CIA was created in 1947.
     
    Democrats Abroad Toulouse will be taking part in these Memorial Day commemorations honoring two OSS commandos killed during a secret mission in the Tarn in August 1944.
     
    Democrats Abroad members are warmly invited to attend these events. Family members related to that OSS mission are traveling from the States to take part. Support from the local American community is particularly sought.

    Events Taking place (May 26-May28):

    Thursday, May 26th: former Chair of DA Toulouse, Meredith Wheeler, will be hosting a special WELCOME reception at 6pm at her home for visiting Americans, followed by a group dinner at Lautrec’s best restaurant, Le Jardin du Clocher (30€ prix fix not including wine; booking required by May 7th).

    Thursday, May 26th: An extra element in this year's commemorations is the opportunity to do a tandem parachute jump yourself with the Albi Parachute Club at a special group rate (220€) organized by French veterans.

    Friday, May 27 at 10:00 am near Viane: A parachute drop (weather-permitting) featuring both American and French paratroopers landing on the actual drop zone where the OSS mission landed in 1944 will honor the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Office of Strategic Services. 

    The event will be followed by a group lunch in the Café de Paris in Brassac (booking required). 

    Saturday, May 28 at 10:00 am in Le Rialet: Commemoration ceremonies with honor guard where floral tributes will be laid at the two steles honoring the OSS Commandos killed in action and French Resistance fighters.

    Veteran associations will be present along with local dignitaries, the local American community and American relatives of OG PAT members. The WW2 re-enactors will also be on hand, adding both color and historic detail to the event.

    A group lunch will follow hosted by the Mayor of Le Vintrou (booking essential).

    There is also an opportunity to visit the sites linked to the OSS mission in the Tarn, where plaques commemorate their contribution.

    For further details or to book for any of the group meals, please RSVP. 

  • Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 10:00 AM Paris Time
    Wreath Laying Ceremones in Paris , France

    Memorial Day to Honor the Fallen: Laying Wreaths…LEST WE FORGET

    Democrats Abroad France invites you to participate with us in the Memorial Day ceremonies on Sunday, May 29th organized by the American Battle Monuments Commission at the different military cemeteries in remembrance of those who have fallen:  

    • Suresnes 
    • Lafayette Esquadrille Memorial
    • Belleau Woods
    • Oise-Aisne 
    • La Somme
    • St. Avold
    • Epinal 
    • Meuse-Argonne 
    • St. Mihiel 
    • Draguinan/Rhone
    • Normandy and again June 6th. 

    At the Tarn there will be special commemoration ceremonies May 26th-28th honoring the 80th Anniversary of the Founding of the OSS (Office of Strategic Services)—from which the CIA was created in 1947.  The wreath laying by the Toulouse Chapter will be Saturday, May 28th. 

    For times and more information about these ceremonies, please email [email protected] or text: 06 14 16 15 16. 

    We so much appreciate DAF for continuing to perpetuate this tradition and also the members of Democrats Abroad France who will be representing us and laying wreaths. These are very moving events with flyovers and US military bands at some of the ceremonies.

  • Tuesday, June 07, 2022 at 06:30 PM Paris Time
    La Nouvelle Lune Pub in Toulouse, France

    DEMOCRATS ABROAD TOULOUSE FIRST TUESDAY HAPPY HOUR

    Come join us on Tuesday June 7th @ 6:30 pm at La Nouvelle Lune Pub in Toulouse for a chance to meet and connect with fellow Democrats in the Toulouse area.  

    La Nouvelle Lune is conveniently located around the corner from the Palais de Justice metro station. This social event is open to DA Toulouse members and any other Americans who would like to attend. First Tuesday events are informal social gatherings, a nice opportunity to socialize and discuss politics and the news of the day with fellow Democrats.  

  • Tuesday, June 07, 2022 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 5 rsvps
    Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Forum

    Join Political Forum host Jean-Pierre LaRochelle and leaders of Democrats Abroad France in a free-wheeling discussion of current events and news of the month, and share your views with other attendees. Send your questions to [email protected]

  • Wednesday, June 08, 2022 at 05:00 PM Paris Time
    Online in Bordeaux , France

    Politico-Cultural Chat : Bordeaux Chapter Zoom Event

    BORDEAUX CHAPTER POLITICO-CULTURE CHAT

    WHAT?

    A free-wheeling discussion of American politics but also History, Art, Film, Philosophy, Psychology…..

    Prepared and moderated by Trudy Bolter, Professeure des universités émérite, Sciences-Po Bordeaux

    WHERE?

    On Zoom 

    WHEN?

    Second Wednesday of every month, 5 to 7 PM

    HOW?

    Starting from a file of texts and artifacts (usually film) around a  core theme, conversation quickly develops

    Upon rsvp'ing we will send you the subject of the month and the suggested “prep work” via email. Please read as little or as much as you like - there is no “assignment”.

    JOIN US!

  • Tuesday, July 05, 2022 at 07:00 PM Paris Time · 1 rsvp
    Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Forum

    Join Political Forum host Jean-Pierre LaRochelle and leaders of Democrats Abroad France in a free-wheeling discussion of current events and news of the month, and share your views with other attendees. Send your questions to [email protected]

  • Tuesday, August 02, 2022 at 07:00 PM Paris Time
    Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Forum

    Join Political Forum host Jean-Pierre LaRochelle and leaders of Democrats Abroad France in a free-wheeling discussion of current events and news of the month, and share your views with other attendees. Send your questions to [email protected]

  • Tuesday, September 06, 2022 at 07:00 PM Paris Time
    Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Forum

    Join Political Forum host Jean-Pierre LaRochelle and leaders of Democrats Abroad France in a free-wheeling discussion of current events and news of the month, and share your views with other attendees. Send your questions to [email protected]

  • Tuesday, October 04, 2022 at 07:00 PM Paris Time
    Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Forum

    Join Political Forum host Jean-Pierre LaRochelle and leaders of Democrats Abroad France in a free-wheeling discussion of current events and news of the month, and share your views with other attendees. Send your questions to [email protected]

  • Tuesday, November 01, 2022 at 07:00 PM Paris Time
    Zoom in Paris, France

    Political Forum

    Join Political Forum host Jean-Pierre LaRochelle and leaders of Democrats Abroad France in a free-wheeling discussion of current events and news of the month, and share your views with other attendees. Send your questions to [email protected]