Events

  • Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 05:00 PM · 26 rsvps

    Documentary Screening: EQUAL MEANS EQUAL

    Today, though it's hard to believe, women in the US are still rallying for equality under the law in many domains.  On May 30, 2018, Illinois became the 37th, and next-to-last state needed, to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, which would finally enshrine gender equality in the U.S. Constitution. Virginia could be the 38th state to ratify it this month (it has passed the VA Senate and is awaiting the vote of the Assembly).

    The documentary "Equal Means Equal" (shortened 30-minute version) gives the exciting and long history of the efforts to pass the ERA. The time could be now!  Read a few reviews of this important film:

    “SEARING. An unflinching look at the fight for equal civil rights for all.” -Los Angeles Times

    Successfully demonstrates that the time is right to now revisit the ERA, and clearly shows that many of our societal problems are inter-connected, the origins of which can be traced to the discrimination of and violence towards women.-Forbes

    The film will be followed by a ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION with experts and the audience

    Why, in the year 2019 with #me too and so many opportunities for American women, do we need the Equal Rights Amendment?

    • The Constitution is the bedrock of our nation’s laws. Since 1950, all major constitutions have included gender equality and so should ours!
    • Better judicial review: currently gender discrimination cases are treated with “intermediate scrutiny” versus the “strict scrutiny” guaranteed to race, religion, and country of origin (covered by the Fourteenth Amendment).
    • Women’s rights ARE civil rights.

     

  • Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 02:00 PM through January 21, 2019 · 9 rsvps
    Place du Palais Royal in Paris, France

    Women's March in Paris

    Come rally with Democrats Abroad France, along with Women's March Global, Page, Indivisibles, Our Revolution Paris and other groups

    Due to conflicting conditions in Paris, Democrats Abroad France along with sister organizations, will gather in a rally on January 20 (instead of January 19 - which is the official date of the 2019 marches around the world).

    Themes for this year will be STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, EQUAL MEANS EQUAL, EQUALITY UNDER THE LAW, LEGALIZING EQUALITY IN THE CONSTITUTION, and PASS THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT, among others of your own choice.

    Bring signs of your own making, or download here some signs already prepared.  Have them printed at your local printer in any sizes you wish.

    Keep updated on our Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/DemocratsAbroadFrance/

    RSVP is not obligatory, but it would give us a vague idea of how many people to expect.  

  • Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 03:00 PM · 16 rsvps
    Holy Trinity Church Hall in Nice, France

    Galettes des Rois

    In lieu of a Political Wine in January, join fellow Democrats for galettes des rois! We will meeting in the hall behind the church where Democrats Abroad will provide the dessert and some light beverages. It will be a nice social to catch up after the busy end-of-year holidays.

    This social event is open to all our members, Americans and accompanying guests.

     

  • Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 04:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    La Maison d'a Coté in Toulouse, France

    New Member's Welcome Gathering and Documentary Screening: Equal Means Equal

    You are invited to our kick-off event of 2019!
    New members are especially encouraged to come along and meet the longstanding members (who are also cordially invited).
    Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 
    4pm
    La Maison d'à Côté

    45 Rue Jean de Pins
    31300 Toulouse

    La Maison d'à Coté is a 5-minute walk from Métro St. Cyprien-Republique (Ligne A):  Upon exiting the métro, walk up avenue Etienne Billières, passing the covered market on your left. Turn left on rue Jean de Pins. Number 45 will be on your right.

    We'd like to take this opportunity to welcome NEW members to our chapter (many Americans in the area joined around the time of the midterms) with home-made cakes, coffee and tea

    and 
    we are honoring the anniversary weekend of the Women’s Marches
    by screening the documentary
    Equal Means Equal.
     
    Running Time: 1h33m
    The film will start about 5pm and be followed by informal discussion.
    This event is FREE
    though we ask those who can, to make a small donation to event expenses.
    Our chapter elections also come up early this spring--so if you are interested in joining our team, please come along. 
    Yours sincerely,
    Meredith Wheeler
    Chair, Toulouse Chapter
    Democrats Abroad France


    DA France-Toulouse
    http://www.democratsabroad.org/

     

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 25 rsvps

    Political Forum in Paris

    Political Forum invites you to your monthly roundup of news, with discussion led by the inimitable Jean-Pierre LaRochelle.  Want to be informed and speak your mind?  This is the meeting for YOU.

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 1 rsvp

    Can he do that? Buckle up for 2019... 🎢

  • Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 3 rsvps

    New Year, New Congress, New LYON Member Welcome Meet-up!

    Come join us for drinks and conversation on January 31st!! 

    It is a great new blue year! We want to welcome our new members to DALyon and celebrate the new year and the new blue Congress with current members.  (We’re slipping it in just under the wire on January 31st!) 

    We'll be talking about our plans for 2019. And would love your ideas! 

    Would you like to be more involved with Democrats Abroad in the lead-up to the 2020 elections? This year we have Democrats Abroad chapter elections coming up for at the end of March.  Our board members will be there to answer any questions that you may have on the elections, board positions and our activities. 

    We look forward to seeing you!

  • Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 5 rsvps

    New Year, New Congress, New Member Welcome event

    Come join us for drinks and conversation! It is a great new blue year! We want to welcome our new members (and celebrate the new year and the new blue Congress with our current members).

    We'll be talking about our plans for 2019. And would love your ideas!

    Importantly, we have Democrats Abroad elections coming up. So, if you would be interested in getting more involved in DALyon in 2019, please come. Our current board members can answer any questions that you may have on the elections and on our board positions activities.

    We look forward to seeing you! 

     

  • Sunday, February 03, 2019 at 01:30 PM
    Online Webinar in Washington, DC , DC

    Books Abroad Discusses Roxane Gay's Not That Bad

    The Global Women's Caucus invites you to join us for another Books Abroad meeting on Sunday, February 3, 2019 to discuss Roxane Gay's latest publication Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture. This work, edited by Gay, is a collection of stories from people whose experiences may sound all-too-familiar.

    In her review in The Guardian, Hannah Jane Parkinson writes, "Gay notes in her introduction that she originally envisioned Not That Bad as a series of journalistically reported essays and features, genuine dispatches. Instead, the book is mostly confessional, first-person storytelling. And the storytelling is very good – observationally sharp, the writing often as vivid as bruises." In our discussion, we'll unpack these painful, but important stories and position them within the greater context of a country that allows for gender and sexual violence and often silences survivors. 

    A theme of this year's Women's March (please see the GWC website for resources and events near you) is combating violence against women with a sub-theme of pushing the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Please join us as we continue listening to these important voices and discuss real steps that we can take--like passing the ERA--to eradicate rape culture.

    Rsvp HERE to receive the Webinar link

  • Wednesday, February 06, 2019 at 07:00 PM · €5.00 EUR
    Holy Trinity Church Hall in Nice, France

    Political Wine in February

    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