Global Caucuses Events

  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 05:15 PM Berlin Time · 82 rsvps
    Zoom - Online

    GBC Inauguration Watch Party

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    Watch the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris with the Global Black Caucus. RSVP to Receive the Zoom link. Join at any time throughout the evening.

     

     

    January 20th Schedule of events (all times Eastern, and subject to change)

    Opening Remarks
    Invocation: Father Leo J. O'Donovan, American Jesuit Catholic priest and theologian, former President of Georgetown University
    National Anthem: Lady Gaga, award-winning artist, performer, businesswoman, and activist
    Pledge of Allegiance: Andrea Hall, President of the International Association of Firefighters Local 3920 from Fulton County, Georgia.

    11:45 am: Vice Presidential Swearing-In: Kamala Harris
    12:00 pm: Presidential Swearing-In: The oath is administered by Chief Justice John Roberts as designated in the Constitution
    12:15 pm: Inaugural Address: President Joseph Biden

    Musical Performance

    Jennifer Lopez, award-winning actress, singer, dancer, producer, and businesswoman
    Poetry Reading: Amanda Gorman, named in 2017 as the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate in the United States by UrbanWord and the Library of Congress.
    Benediction: Reverend Dr. Silvester Beaman, Pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilmington, Delaware.

    Pass in Review -  1:00 pm East Front of the Capitol
    In the traditional military ceremony, the President, First Lady, Vice President, and Second Gentleman, hosted by the Commander of Joint Task Force-National Capital Region, will review the readiness of the troops, represented by every branch of the military.

    Wreath Laying Ceremony  - 1:45 pm Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery
    The wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will provide the American people with a show of bipartisan unity. The event will honor the nation's brave servicemen and women and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.


    Presidential Escort -  2:30 pm 15th Street, NW to the White House

    The new President, Vice president, and their families will be escorted to the White House. The escorts include The U.S. Army Band, a Joint Service Honor Guard, and the Commander-in-Chief's Guard and Fife and Drum Corps from the 3rd U.S. Infantry "The Old Guard."

    Virtual Parade Across America - 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    The parade will celebrate America's heroes, highlight Americans from all walks of life in different states and regions, and reflect on the diversity, heritage, and resilience of the country as we begin a new American era.

    Celebrating America - 8:30 pm-10:00 pm
    The star-studded television event, "Celebrating America," will be hosted by beloved Hollywood actor Tom Hanks, with appearances from other notable performers, including Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato, and Ant Clemons.

    Event Start Time by Location

    Vancouver, Canada 08:15 PST
    Washington DC, USA 11:15 EST
    London, United Kingdom 16:15 GMT
    Paris, France 17:15 CET
    Athens, Greece 18:15 EET
    Nairobi, Kenya 19:15 EAT
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 20:15 GST
    New Delhi, India 21:45 IST

     

     

     

  • Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 04:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
    WEBEX - ONLINE EVENT in Washington, DC

    Hispanic Caucus AP Update

    Hispanic Caucus Asia Pacific Regional Meeting

    The Hispanic Caucus of Democrats Abroad is holding an online Asia Pacific informational meeting on Saturday the 23rd of January at 4AM EST, Delhi 14:30/Hanoi 16:00/Taipei Beijing HK Manila 17:00/Seoul 18:00/Suva 21:00. 

    Join us to hear more about what our plans are for 2021 and to learn about how to get involved with helping US Citizens vote from abroad as well as how to advocate for the change and policies that you care about. 

    In addition to volunteers, we are seeking a regional caucus lead and a regional caucus rep to represent Asia Pacific at the global level. Come to the meeting to learn more or contact the chair Amerika or our vice-chair Miguel to learn more about leadership roles in our caucus. 

    Please join us for an update with the Hispanic Caucus members of Asia Pacific. All members of DA are welcome.

  • Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 257 rsvps
    Zoom

    Inauguration Celebration - Calling All Volunteers

    "Now is when the real work begins. the hard work.  The necessary work.  the good work."

    Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris

    On November 7th, 2020, Kamala Harris, the newly elected Vice President of the United States, stepped up on stage and began her acceptance speech by stating, “...that America’s democracy is not guaranteed. It is only as strong as our willingness to fight for it, to guard it, and never take it for granted.”

    For the first time in many people’s lifetime, this election has displayed that action makes change — that voices, when united, are loud. Therefore, the Global Women’s Caucus of Democrats Abroad is accepting the torch that Vice President Kamala Harris has delivered to the people, and we are extending the responsibility of action to you.

    Join us on January 23rd at 10 am EST (US and Canada) for a celebration of the newly inaugurated Biden-Harris administration, as we share our plans for the coming year and present the many and varied opportunities for volunteering that the Global Women’s Caucus offers world-wide. Each of our Global Action Teams will give a short presentation on plans going forward and suggest ways that members can help out.

    We will then move to smaller break out sessions where our leaders will answer your questions, explain how members can establish local women’s caucus groups, and hear your own creative ideas for new ways our caucus might support our members and do the good work.

    Now that we are putting four long years of backward movement behind us, we are looking forward to the opportunity to address the many issues still facing women in the United States and to advance an agenda which will benefit all. To do that we need to refine our goals and develop plans which will be informed, realistic and action-oriented, and we need your help.

    We know you want to continue to be a part of the change that delivered Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to the White House. The real change will happen as the Biden-Harris administration begins, working with Nancy Pelosi and, we hope, a more productive Senate, to push their legislation in Congress. The Global Women’s Caucus will be focused on making sure women remain central to American domestic and foreign policy, however we need volunteers to make that happen. We are a global network of action driven individuals, working together from all over the world. We need you to help build our movement stronger. We need you for the vital fight that is ahead.

    Please RSVP below and join us for a fun and productive session!

  • Monday, January 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 36 rsvps
    Zoom - ONLINE

    proDA Book Club: The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory & the Birth of the People's Economy by Stephanie Kelton

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    Time: 12pm - 1:30pm ET (Washington DC time)
    Book:  The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy by Stephanie Kelton, 2020

    Book Discussion

    All are welcome to attend the January proDA Book Club meeting on January 25, 2021, 12-1:30pm Washington DC (ET) time.  Join us! 

    As an advocate of modern monetary theory, Kelton in The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy offers a radically different, bold, new understanding for how to build a just and prosperous society. This promises to be a lively meeting as the author shifts the terrain from narrow budgetary questions to one of broader economic and social issues and benefits.

    Participants need to know that if there are access, affordability, etc. problems for a book/books, they should contact co-leaders, John Esteban Rodriguez and Betsy Ettorre (prodabookclub@democratsabroad.org) who will help them with the listed books.

    Learn more about the proDA Book Club.

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 07:30 PM Berlin Time · 20 rsvps
    WebEx

    GBC Cafe - Jan 2021

    This Cafe's Topic: We will discuss:

    The Georgia runoff election on Jan. 5th
    The Congressional certification of the Biden/Harris victory on Jan. 6th that was disrupted by a violent coup attempt orchestrated by lame duck President Trump
    Impeachment of Trump
    President Biden and Vice President Harris taking office on Jan. 20th
    What will happen next?

    This is an online event. You will receive the connection information in an email after your RSVP.

     

    Location   Local Time
    Vancouver, Canada  Pacific Standard Time 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Washington DC   Eastern Standard Time 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    London, UK GMT 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Paris, France  Central European Standard Time 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Athens, Greece Eastern European Standard Time 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
    Nairobi, Kenya  (GMT+3) 9:30 pm - 12:30 am
    UAE (GMT+4) 10:30 pm - 1:30 am
    Fiji (GMT+12) 6:30 am - 9:30 am

    We look forward to talking with you about this difficult subject.

  • Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 07:00 PM Berlin Time · 23 rsvps
    Zoom

    Tea Time

    AAPI Networking

    We’re holding our first ever networking event for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders living overseas.  Come get acquainted, swap stories, and find your community!

    We’ll be doing short introductions, a question of the day, and a speed round of meet and greet!  If there’s anything you want to do, achieve, or find - let us know, or bring it up in the meeting.

    Don’t forget your snacks, your beverage of choice, and of course, your microphone.

    And if you need some inspiration for your tea choices, check out these new tea based cocktails from Saveur.

    RSVP below to get the Zoom link!

    TIME ZONE  
    Vancouver, CA 8:00 am
    Toronto, CA 11:00 am
    London, UK 18:00
    Berlin, DE 19:00
    Abu Dhabi, UAE 22:00

     

  • Saturday, February 06, 2021 at 09:00 AM Berlin Time · 28 rsvps
    Zoom-Online

    Black History Month Marathon

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    The event is under construction but please feel free to RSVP. It's going to be a great event. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

     

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 07:30 PM Berlin Time · 7 rsvps
    Online - Zoom

    Black History Month Jeopardy

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    Join the Global Black Caucus for a fun event. We'll be playing Black History Month themed Jeopardy game.

    "Jeopardizing" a white supremacist curriculum was created by Katrina Spencer, Librarian for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Modeled closely on Alex Trebek’s classic, weekday television show, players -- Black, white and other-- will compete for prizes in responding to over 50 trivia prompts that center Blackness.

    We have enough questions to play at least three full games including "Final Jeopardy."

    If you would like to be a contestant, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/wrN3sjsf3Dn1W8EJ7

    If you would like to be in the audience, please RSVP to receive the zoom link.

    Event Start Time

    Location   Local Time
    Vancouver, Canada  Pacific Standard Time 10:30 am
    Washington DC   Eastern Standard Time 1:30 pm
    London, UK GMT 6:30 pm
    Paris, France  Central European Standard Time 7:30 pm
    Athens, Greece Eastern European Standard Time 8:30 pm
    Nairobi, Kenya  (GMT+3) 9:30 pm
    UAE (GMT+4) 10:30 pm

    How to play Jeopardy

    • Play individually or in groups.
    • Pick a category and a point value.
    • Click on the chosen box for the question.
    • You must give the answer in the form of a question before clicking again.
    • Continue until all questions have been answered. The person with the most points wins.

    Watch an example round of Jeopardy

     

  • Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 02:00 PM Berlin Time · 12 rsvps
    Zoom

    Book Abroad Reads Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments

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    Books Abroad, The Global Women’s Caucus feminist reading group, is pleased to announce its pick for Black History Month.

    Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments by Saidiya Hartman explores the revolution of black intimate life in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century by examining the untold history of women who led “wayward” lives and rejected respectability in response to being denied access to the American Dream.


    “In wrestling with the question of what a free life is, many young black women created forms of intimacy and kinship that were indifferent to the dictates of respectability and outside the bounds of the law. They cleaved to and cast-off lovers, exchanged sex to subsist and revised the meaning of marriage. Longing and desire fueled their experiments in how to live. They refused to labor like slaves or to accept degrading conditions of work.”


    It is a unique, genre-bending work that is deeply researched and melds history to the literary imagination.


    Key historical figures like Ida B. Wells, W. E. B. Du Bois and Billie Holiday make appearances, but Hartman’s narrative focuses on lesser-known women who have been overlooked historically and are usually invisible in official archives.


    This is sure to be an engaging discussion that will hopefully spark conversation about a rarely discussed aspect of Black history. We look forward to seeing you there!

    RSVP to receive the zoom link.
    Event Start Time by Location
    Washington DC, USA 08:00 EST
    London, United Kingdom 13:00 GMT
    Frankfurt, Germany 14:00 CET
    Athens, Greece 15:00 EET
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 17:00 GST
    Bangkok, Thailand 20:00 ICT
  • Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 05:00 PM Berlin Time · 28 rsvps
    Zoom

    BHM - John Lewis: Good Trouble Film Screening

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    21 February is John Lewis' birthday. In his honor, we will be screening the documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble. After the film will have a discussion.

     

    Watch the trailer

     

    RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

     

    Event Start Time by Location

    Vancouver, Canada 08:00 PST
    Washington DC, USA 11:00 EST
    London, United Kingdom 16:00 GMT
    Frankfurt, Germany 17:00 CET
    Athens, Greece 18:00 EET
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 20:00 GST
    Bangkok, Thailand 23:00 ICT

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Monday, February 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 16 rsvps
    Zoom - ONLINE

    proDA Book Club: Black Reconstruction in America - W.E.B. Du Bois

    Date:Monday, February 22, 2021
    Time: 12pm - 1:30pm ET (Washington DC time)
    Book: Black Reconstruction in America - W.E.B. Du Bois

    Book Discussion

    For February, the Pro DA Book Club will honor Black History month and replace the planned book The Force of NonViolence: An ethico-political bind, Judith Butler, 2020 with 3 chapters from W.E.B. Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction in America. (Chapter I: The Black Worker; Chapter XVI: Back Toward Slavery; Chapter XVII: The Propaganda of History).

    All are welcome to attend the February proDA Book Club meeting on February 22, 2021, 12-1:30pm Washington DC (ET) time.  Join us!  

    “This book is a history of the Reconstruction era first published in 1935. It marked a significant break with the standard academic view of Reconstruction at the time which contended that the period was a failure and downplayed the contributions of African Americans. Du Bois argued directly against these accounts, emphasizing the role and agency of blacks during the Civil War and Reconstruction and framing it as a period that held promise for a worker-ruled democracy to replace a slavery-based plantation economy.”

    Participants need to know that if there are access, affordability, etc. problems for a book/books, they should contact co-leaders, John Esteban Rodriguez and Betsy Ettorre (prodabookclub@democratsabroad.org) who will help them with the listed books.

    Learn more about the proDA Book Club.

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 07:30 PM Berlin Time · 5 rsvps
    Zoom

    GBC Cafe Reads Frederick Douglass

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    For the second GBC Cafe of the year, we will read and discuss the book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave by Frederick Douglass. The book is a dramatic autobiography and a powerful firsthand account of slavery, written by America’s most influential abolitionist. The book is short and very poignant.  Please read the book prior to the discussion.

    The book is available in many formats. You can obtain a copy of the book at no or low cost from any of the sources below and more:

    Audiobook:

    YouTube: https://youtu.be/lewv3l49gQw

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/54ixrMGLSrPujCACjROxRd?si=hZMEViDLRb-wXVrwSXfg3Q

    Audible: It's available for free if you have an Audible Plus membership or higher.
    https://www.audible.com/pd/Frederick-Douglass-Audiobook/B0716DHYD4


    Amazon: The book is available in various formats including Kindle and audiobook.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P8KUD4U/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_lQj8FbPN71HJ3

    Free online book/pdf:

    JStor
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctvjghxcp

    SCRIBD
    https://www.scribd.com/book/282866426/Narrative-of-the-Life-of-Frederick-Douglass-an-American-Slave

    Ibibilio PDF
    https://www.ibiblio.org/ebooks/Douglass/Narrative/Douglass_Narrative.pdf

    UNC-CH digitization project, Documenting the American South
    https://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/douglass/douglass.html

     

     


    Event start time by time zone:

    Vancouver, Canada 10:30 PST
    Washington DC, USA 13:30 EST
    London, United Kingdom 18:30 GMT
    Paris, France 19:30 CET
    Nairobi, Kenya 21:30 EAT
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 22:30 GST

    RSVP to receive the link to connect to the GBC Cafe.

     

     

     

     

  • Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 04:00 PM Berlin Time · 10 rsvps
    Zoom

    DA Germany Reads A Promised Land

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    Join us as we discuss "A Promised Land" by Barack Obama.

    The book is a riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making, from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.

    In the stirring and highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from a young man searching for his identity to the leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

    The book is available in hardback, e-book, and audiobook format from many booksellers.

    We look forward to discussing this interesting book with you. RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

    Event Start Time:

    Vancouver, Canada 07:00 PST
    Washington DC, USA 10:00 EST
    London, United Kingdom 15:00 GMT
    Frankfurt, Germany 16:00 CET
    Nairobi, Kenya 18:00 EAT
    Dubai, UAE 19:00 GST    
    New Delhi, India 20:30 IST

     

     

     

  • Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 9 rsvps
    Zoom

    Book Club & Author Talk: The Dancing Girl and the Turtle

    We are thrilled to be hosting author Karen Kao for a book club discussion on February 28th, 2021, at 2 P.M. Berlin time. We will be discussing her debut novel The Dancing Girl and the Turtle. Described as an “an ambitious, striking addition to the novels showing the sleazy side of 1930s Shanghai” by bookish.asia, it is the first in a quartet of interlocking novels set in Shanghai from 1929 to 1954.

    Read more about the quartet and KarenKao on her website at https://inkstonepress.com/ and message us to pre-order a book! Through the eyes of the dancer, Song Anyi, and her brother Kang, the Shanghai Quartet spans a tumultuous time in Chinese history: war with the Japanese, the influx of stateless Jews into Shanghai, civil war and revolution. How does the love of a sister destroy her brother and all those around him?      

    Please contact anyaleonhard14@gmail.com for information on pre-ordering a book.