Join the first AAPI Caucus webinar! We’ll be speaking with Dr. Paul Song about the repercussions of COVID-19 in the US for AAPI communities and other minority groups, as well as the effects on healthcare. We’ll also be talking about how we, as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, can effect change.
RSVP to get the Zoom link!
And while you are RSVPing to join the online call, consider joining Paul in supporting our voter mobilization efforts with a $10 donation (or more!). Donations large or small will help us win in 2020. Please consider donating today.
More on the speaker Dr. Paul Song
Dr. Song is the grandson of the late Sang Don Kim, the very first popularly elected Mayor of Seoul, South Korea, a physician, and progressive activist. He serves on the national board of Physicians for a National Health Program and the Advisory Board for Progressive Democrats of America. A national surrogate for the Bernie Sanders Campaign and the former Executive Chairman of the Courage Campaign, he previously served on the boards of People for the American Way, Healthcare Now, Liberty in North Korea, and the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we must change the date to 4 August.
Join the GBC as we talk with Dr. Nicole Hirschfelder about Black Lives Matter and the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has affected the USA as a whole on various levels in ways that were previously unimaginable. Yet, in this relatively 'slow catastrophe', it became apparent early on that so-called ethnic minorities and women would be the main victims of the situation. Especially the black community, which had already initiated debates about anti-black violence and the value of black lives through networks such as the Black Lives Matter Movement long before the pandemic hit, now finds itself confronted with additional existential dimensions of this issue.
This webinar will, therefore, focus on the situation of the black community in the USA during the crisis and also reflect on the current effects of COVID-19, widely publicized cases of police brutality inflicted upon George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery that led to worldwide protests. While the historical experience of the black community with regard to the healthcare system will be taken into account in order to explain its particular vulnerability during the pandemic, the webinar will also address the fact that both Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter mass protests emphasize the urgency of structural reforms in the USA.
Dr. Nicole Hirschfelder (American Studies, University of Tübingen) has written her dissertation on the Civil Rights activist and organizer Bayard Rustin and has conducted research, presented, and published on the Black Lives Matter movement since 2015. Due to COVID-19, she spent several months in New York City. As a white, German, female scholar, Nicole strives to critically reflect on her position and to initiate discussions about race relations and various forms of structural violence in Germany and the US.
Please join us for what should be an informative and enlightening event. RSVP to receive the connection information.
Ticket cost: While there is no donation required to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $10 - or more - and help reach hundreds of potential voters! Even if you can't join the Webinar, you can show your support by clicking HERE and making a donation for this event.
Location Local Start Time Vancouver, Canada 10:30 PDT Washington DC, USA 13:30 EDT London, United Kingdom 18:30 BST Frankfurt, Germany 19:30 CEST Athens, Greece 20:30 EEST Dubai, United Arab Emirates 21:30 GST
Global Youth Caucus Phonebanking training
Wednesday, August 5 11am-1pm EDT; 17:00-19:00 CEST; 08:00-10:00 PDT; 23:00-01:00 HKT
Calling is one of the easiest and most effective ways to get our members to vote. Learn how to phonebank during this online live training event held specifically for the Global Youth Caucus. This training is great for all levels of phonebankers! We will tackle the basics, take questions, review the texting feature, and discuss what it will be like to call in the current environment! The training event will take place online via WebEx. Please be sure to RSVP.
Please also be sure to sign up for the GYC Phonebanking Call-a-thon event, taking place on August 8 from 9am-9pm CEST!
Click here for more information.
The GBC continues our Fighting White Supremacy Series with a screening of the film "American History X". After the film, we'll have a discussion.
Please RSVP to receive the link for the Zoom Meeting.
About the film:
Tony Kaye made his feature directorial debut with this dramatic exploration into the roots of race hatred in America. In a shocking opening scene, teen Danny Vinyard (Edward Furlong) races to tell his older brother, neo-Nazi Derek (Edward Norton), about the young blacks breaking into his car in front of the house, whereupon Derek gets his gun and with no forethought shoots the youths in their tracks. Tried and convicted, Derek is sent away for three years in prison, where he acquires a different outlook as he contrasts white-power prisoners with black Lamont (Guy Torry), his prison laundry co-worker and eventual pal. Meanwhile, Danny, with a shaved head and a rebellious attitude, seems destined to follow in his big brother's footsteps. After Danny writes a favorable review of Hitler's Mein Kampf, black high-school principal Sweeney (Avery Brooks) puts Danny in his private "American History X" course and assigns him to do a paper about his older brother, who was a former student of Sweeney's. This serves to introduce flashbacks, with the film backtracking to illustrate Danny's account of Derek's life prior to the night of the shooting. Monochrome sequences of Derek leading a Venice, California gang are intercut with color footage of the mature Derek ending his past neo-Nazi associations and attempting to detour Danny away from the group led by white supremacist, Cameron (Stacy Keach), who once influenced Derek. Director Tony Kaye, with a background in TV commercials and music videos, filmed in L.A. beach communities. Rated R "for graphic brutal violence including rape, pervasive language, strong sexuality, and nudity." ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
Location Local Start Time Vancouver, Canada 10:30 PDT Washington DC, USA 13:30 EDT London, United Kingdom 18:30 BST Paris, France 19:30 CEST Athens, Greece 20:30 EEST Dubai, United Arab Emirates 21:30 GST
When? August 8, 2020 – 09:00 to 21:00 CEST; 00:00-12:00 PDT; 03:00-15:00 EDT; 15:00-03:00 HKT
Where? Online via CallHub
As the GYC, we believe the voice of every eligible voter matters. Therefore, we want to increase voter participation from abroad to ensure victory in November!
What is it?
The GYC Call-a-Thon is a fundraising calling marathon. Our phonebankers will make as many calls as they can between 9am-9pm CEST on August, 8, 2020 to remind DA members to request their ballots. The GYC and callers will work together to secure sponsors to help us reach our calling goals and generously provide the funds we need to keep our voter outreach projects going strong through November!
How can YOU help?
First, please RSVP below to the event. Then, use this form to let us know how many calls you will commit to making during the call-a-thon. In about 1 hour, a caller can make up to 30 calls – that is 30 potential voters reached!
- We also ask you to find sponsors to donate money to support our efforts. You can share this link with your friends and family to secure pledges for your calling commitment. Your sponsors may donate whatever amount they would like! But remember, the more money we raise, the more voters we will reach! However, we understand this may be a difficult time for many people, so please only do what you can.
- Please also share this event with other Democrats Abroad members and encourage them to join our effort!
- If you are unable to participate in the call-a-thon, but would still like to donate money to assist us with our efforts, please do so here.
Did you know every eligible American living abroad can vote in U.S. elections this year?
Do you have questions about how to vote? Click the chat bubble at the bottom of this screen and we'll help you find the answers.
Join us August 9th, or any Sunday till November from midnight to midnight Eastern time to talk to a volunteer LIVE on Zoom about questions you have about voting from abroad.
More information: The easiest way to request your ballot is at VoteFromAbroad.org. It takes just a few minutes to complete your form and send it in to the US state where you last lived. If you've never voted from abroad, the website will guide you step by step. In most cases it’s pretty simple. But if you’re new to overseas voting, or if you haven’t done it in a while, you may have additional questions. That’s why we’ll be here every Sunday until election day to help.
If you can’t make it any Sunday, you can always email us at email@example.com or send in your question through our online help bubble, and a volunteer will get back to you promptly.
We'll be live on Zoom from midnight to midnight this Sunday to answer any questions you may have about requesting your ballot through votefromabroad.org and returning it to your Local Election Office.
Use these details to log in to the help desk on Sunday:
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/91090344003
Meeting number: 910 9034 4003
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to change the event from August 4 to August 10
This Cafe's Topic: We will continue our discussion on racism, this time focusing on statues and monuments.
This is an online event. You will receive the connection information in an email after your RSVP.
Location Local Time Vancouver, Canada Pacific Daylight Time 10:30 am - 1:30 pm Washington DC Eastern Daylight Time 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm London, UK GMT 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Paris, France Central European Daylight Time 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Athens, Greece Eastern European Daylight 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+11) 5:30 am - 8:30 am +1 day
We look forward to talking with you about this difficult subject.
Historians' POV: Women's Suffrage, Civil Rights & the Value of the Vote featuring Nikki Brown and Alison Parker
The movements for suffrage and equal rights based on gender and on race intersected, overlapped and sometimes faced off throughout American history. Understanding when, how, and why is critical to ensuring these rights are protected. The histories of the U.S. women’s suffrage and civil rights movements also stimulate a timely conversation on the value of the vote today.
The GWC AND GBC invite you to join in conversation with two esteemed historians and writers, Dr. Alison M. Parker and Dr. Nikki Brown . They will explore the contested struggle for voting rights in the past and present in their opening remarks and will then respond to questions and comments from the audience.
ABOUT OUR GUESTS:
Alison M. Parker is Chair & Richards Professor of American History at the University of Delaware. She has research and teaching interests in women’s and gender history, African American history, and legal history. In 2017-2018, Parker was an Andrew W. Mellon Advanced Fellow at the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University. Her book, Unceasing Militant: The Life of Mary Church Terrell is forthcoming (December 2020) from the University of North Carolina Press, in its John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture. Among other publications, Parker is the author of two monographs, Articulating Rights: Nineteenth-Century American Women on Race, Reform, and the State (2010) and Purifying America: Women, Cultural Reform, and Pro-Censorship Activism, 1873-1933 (1997). She also serves as the founding editor of the Gender and Race in American History book series for the University of Rochester Press. As Chair of the History Department at the University of Delaware, Parker is committed to helping to build a coalition of students, faculty, and staff promoting a wide-ranging anti-racism agenda.
Nikki Brown Nikki Brown has been teaching American and African American history since 1999. She majored in History at Oberlin College, and she earned a PhD in History from Yale University in 2001. Her book, Private Politics and Public Voices: Black Women’s Activism from World War I to the New Deal (Indiana University Press) won the Letitia Woods Brown Award for Best Book in African American Women’s in History in 2006. The major themes in Dr. Brown’s work are around gender, race, identity, representation, and politics. Dr. Brown is also a professional photographer, and has recently completed a photography project on African American men in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She is currently working on a book about Louisiana’s Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Brown travels often to Turkey, where she taught Civil Rights history and American Women’s history in 2014 for one semester and 2018-2019 for the academic year, as a Senior Lecturer with the Fulbright/CIES Program. She is also preparing an oral history of the Afro-Turks, the African descendants of slaves in the Ottoman Empire.
If you have questions for the panelists, you can send them in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Event Start Time
Washington DC, USA
London, United Kingdom
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Te invitamos a un encuentro informal donde presentaremos todo (o casi todo) lo que necesitas saber sobre: Impuestos y tu derecho al voto
Puedes unirte a la llamada por sólo 5 minutos para preguntar algo en particular, o te puedes quedar toda la hora. ¡Cómo prefieras!
Algunas cosas que seguramente discutiremos:
- ¿Has recibido tu pago de estímulo de la Ley CARES? Si no, cómo puedes averiguar más y obtener tu pago.
- Lo último con respecto a los esfuerzos de Democrats Abroad para que el sistema de impuestos sea más justo y simple para todos los que residimos en el extranjero.
- ¡Porqué no tienes nada de qué preocuparte cuando se trata de tu derecho al voto y los impuestos!
Where:Meeting Time Zone Guide:
Washington DC 2pmMexico City 1pmSan Jose CR 12Madrid 8pmLondon 7pm
The Global Women's Caucus and Democrats Abroad Germany invite you to join us.
Calling is one of the best ways to get our members to vote! It’s easy and effective!
Do you, especially now, have time to make a few calls? Many of our members are at home, eager to receive them.
Learn how to phonebank at this online live training. For beginners or to refresh your skills or to share your experience! We’ll focus on the basics, take questions, describe the new texting feature and discuss how it will be to call in the current environment.