Global Caucuses Events

  • Saturday, December 04, 2021 at 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 22 rsvps
    Zoom

    Progress for Progressives - monthly members meeting

    Catch the momentum of our exhilarating November meetings - join proDA members to hear how you can take action on voting rights, student loan justice, reparations justice, net neutrality, combating climate change, and all the unfinished business of building back better.  

    We’ll seek your input on our efforts to build on victories and learn from setbacks in 2021. 

    Share your ideas and interest in helping to organize events or suggest speakers and topics. Check out our draft events calendar! And let us know what you think at [email protected]

    Hear reports on progress with our terms of reference review, communications, issue advocacy, collaboration, team building, and more. 

    Please RSVP for the Zoom link.

    Mexico City 7 AM
    Washington, DC 8 AM
    London 1 PM
    France / Germany 2 PM
    New Delhi 6:30 PM
    VIetnam / Thailand 8 PM
    Beijing 9 PM
    Japan / Korea 10 PM

    We have two action requests now: 

    • Which songs would you like to open and close our December meeting? Send us your recommendations now at [email protected] 
    • Has your U.S. congressional district changed? Which House candidates will vie for your support in 2022 and beyond?  What primaries will be most contested? Find our more and let us know what you think at our next monthly meeting:
    • Share this event with others who may be interested.
  • Wednesday, December 08, 2021 at 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 2 rsvps
    Zoom

    A Question of Loyalty: Discussion of PBS Documentary “Asian Americans”

    Join us for the second 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 second episode, the documentary looks at the challenges of dealing with identifying with being born in the U.S. and the identity of one's parents: An American-born generation straddles their country of birth and their parents’ homelands in Japan and Korea. Those loyalties are tested during World War II, when families are imprisoned in detention camps, and brothers find themselves on opposite sides of the battle lines.

    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 and you may need to be a member of PBS.
    • It is also available on Amazon, but through the U.S. site.

    Upcoming discussions:

  • Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 22 rsvps

    UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Nina Turner on Victories, Lessons Learned & the Progressive Road Ahead

     

    Democrats have delivered crucial COVID relief and infrastructure benefits to struggling American families in 2021. Now we must keep the momentum going! Join proDA to address the unfinished business of building back better with former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner. Senator Turner will highlight progressive victories, evaluate setbacks, and offer insight on what we can do to support the growing progressive movement in 2022 and beyond.

    We invite Buckeyes and everyone to submit a question for Ms. Turner using this form.

    The event will be broadcast simultaneously on Facebook.

    ProDA informs and mobilizes members around the world to support our unfinished business. The Fight for (at least) $15/hr. Meaningful Medicare expansion. Tuition-free community college. Student debt relief. Reparations justice. Truly ambitious climate change mitigation. The Freedom to Vote Act. And more.  Will you donate today to help America build back even better?  Please donate here.

    If you are interested in joining the new DA Ohio State Team, focused on flipping the Senate seat and growing the Democratic House caucus, email [email protected] or join the State Teams Slack group. You can also follow the Ohioans Abroad Facebook group. Over the last several months, multiple teams have formed representing the interests of overseas voters from key states. Learn more in this article about the State Teams.

    Thank you to our Democrats Abroad co-hosts: Global Black Caucus, Ohio State Team, and Reparations Task Force.

    Please RSVP for the zoom link.

    Mexico City 8 AM
    Washington, DC 9 AM
    London 2 PM
    France / Germany 3 PM
    New Delhi 7:30 PM
    VIetnam / Thailand 9 PM
    Beijing 10 PM
    Japan / Korea 11 PM

    Contact: [email protected]

  • Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 05:00 PM Berlin Time · 25 rsvps
    Zoom - ONLINE in Berlin, Germany

    Critical Race Theory

    CRT

    Critical Race Theory

    What is Critical Race Theory? And why do people want to stop it?...What’s wrong about the truth? And why is it so divisive?... Why is institutionalized racism so deeply rooted in the U.S.? And where do reparations fit into all of this? - These and many more questions will be discussed during this collaborative event between the Global Black Caucus, National Education Association, Together Is Better Alliance and the Reparations Task Force. 

    Panelists include

    • Leedonal “Jazz” Moore, Chairperson of the Global Black Caucus
    • Antar Keith, Chairperson of the Reparations Task Force and GBC Steering Committee Reparations Lead
    • Sharon Hatchett, President of Together is Better Alliance
    • Gina Harris, NEA (National Education Association) Black Caucus Treasurer and Human and Civil Rights Committee Chair of the Illinois Education Association.

    Please join us for a robust discussion on December 12, 2021 at 5 pm CET

    WHERE: The Zoom Room

    CONTACT

    Leedonal (Jazz) Moore - [email protected]

     

  • Monday, December 13, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
    RSVP to receive Zoom link

    Call for Volunteers

    Violence Against Women (VAW) Task Force: Call for Volunteers!
       
    We are currently looking for motivated team players to join our Violence Against Women research project. Our project provides tactical, practical information to American women overseas who find themselves in violent situations. Our efforts also go towards advocating for legislation stateside.

    We’re looking for a minimum 3 month commitment, a passion for this cause, and people who are team players.
    To join one of our upcoming Zoom calls and learn more RSVP. 
  • 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!!!

  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 06:00 PM Madrid Time · 12 rsvps
    RSVP for the Zoom link

    Talking with Republicans During the Holidays

    Going back to the States for the holidays or calling home to speak with family? To help make your visit as smooth as possible the Spain Women’s Caucus  Living in Spain series is pleased to feature guest speaker (and former Republican) Victor Horcasitas, who will share sage advice on how to talk to your crazy uncle in the MAGA hat, how to circumvent awkward encounters around the dinner table or at the local supermarket, and more. The session will be held on Wednesday, December 15 at 18:00h.

     

    Send any questions that you have for Victor to [email protected] by Monday, December 13th.

     

  • Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 06:00 PM through January 18, 2022 at 6:00pm Berlin Time

    More Events Coming Soon...

  • Monday, December 27, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 10 rsvps
    Zoom

    The Fight for Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great by Harvey Kaye -- Monthly Mondays for Your Progressive Minds (formerly proDA Book Club)

    unnamed-20.pngAll are welcome to attend. Join us!     

    “An inspiring call to redeem the progressive legacy of the greatest generation, now under threat as never before.

    On January 6, 1941, the Greatest Generation gave voice to its founding principles, the Four Freedoms: Freedom from want and from fear. Freedom of speech and religion. In the name of the Four Freedoms they fought the Great Depression. In the name of the Four Freedoms they defeated the Axis powers.

    In the process they made the United States the richest and most powerful country on Earth. And, despite a powerful, reactionary opposition, the men and women of the Greatest Generation made America freer, more equal, and more democratic than ever before.

    Now, when all they fought for is under siege, we need to remember their full achievement, and, so armed, take up again the fight for the Four Freedoms”.

    If you have access, affordability, etc. problems for a book/books, please contact [email protected] and we may be able to help you with the listed books. Learn more about the proDA Monthly Monday for Your Progressive Minds (formerly proDA Book Club).

    Vancouver 9-10:30 am
    Toronto 12-1:30 pm
    Brazil 2-3:30 pm
    London 5-6:30 pm
    Berlin 6-7:30 pm
    Nairobi/Athens 7-8:30 pm
    Dubai 9-10:30 pm
    Mumbai 10:30-11 pm

    Please review proDA’s Book Club Guidelines so you know what to expect and how to prepare. 

    Contact: Bruce Murray, [email protected]

  • Sunday, February 06, 2022 at 06:00 PM Seoul Time · 2 rsvps
    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 second 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.

    Sydney, Australia 8:00pm
    Seoul, South Korea 6:00pm
    Delhi, India 2:30pm
    Berlin, Germany 10:00am

    How to watch “Asian Americans”:

    • The documentary is available on the PBS website, but will require using a VPN to stream the episodes and you may need to be a PBS member.
    • It is also available on Amazon, but through the U.S. site.