@jazzmin_d_moore tweeted link to GBC GLOBAL ROUNDTABLE. 2021-10-15 09:59:36 -0400Please RSVP: GBC GLOBAL ROUNDTABLE https://www.democratsabroad.org/gbc_global_roundtable?recruiter_id=181108
The Global Black Caucus is hosting an open roundtable discussion once every three months for DA leaders and volunteers, and you are invited to be a vital part of the collective advocating on issues of African-Americans not just in the U.S. but all around the world.
During these meetings we CONNECT, LISTEN, SUPPORT & EMPOWER each other, exchange thoughts and ideas, plan possible co-sponsored events and ultimately strengthen our community.
The meetings will be of duration of 90 mins and be held on Zoom.
The first Global Black Caucus Global Meeting will take place on November 30th, 7 AM EST Zoom (next meeting dates: 2022 -Jan. 30th, Mar. 31st, May 31st…)
We are looking forward to having great conversations with you all.
Please RSVP for the Zoom Meeting information!
Washington DC 7:00 AM EST London, UK 12:00 PM GNT Zurich, CH 1:00 PM CET Beijing, CN 8:00 PM CST Seoul, ROK 9:00 PM KSTWHENNovember 30, 2021 at 7:00am
The Global Black Caucus needs your help… And you don’t have to be African-American to join!
Our GBC Steering Committee Team Leads are looking for volunteers who are interested in joining various teams.
The GBC volunteer works closely with our Engagement, Press / Media Relations, Communications, Reparations, Fundraising, Networking and GOTV Team Leads.
Be a valued part of the Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus that provides a forum for all DA members to better understand the issues and concerns affecting Black Americans, to help eliminate unconscious bias within the DA membership and in America, to help engage with Black voters living abroad and ensure that their needs are met within the DA community, and, where needed, to advocate for reforms to political issues. We encourage and facilitate Black Americans abroad to engage, become informed, and exercise their voting franchise.
Interested? Please fill out the form HERE and we will get in touch with you.
Feel free to contact us for more information.
Leedonal (Jazz) Moore
We’re excited to share the PBS film THE LONG SHADOW, which follows former CNN Senior Producer, TED contributor, and Emmy-Award winning Director Frances Causey as she traces her family’s legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today.
The film has been broadcast nationally on PBS, and now the filmmakers are partnering with Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus & The Together Is Better Alliance for this special screening event and live Q&A!
Watch the film from Sat. Sep. 25th 2021 - Sun. Oct. 3rd 2021 and join the live Q&A on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time with Director Frances Causey.
“If you are white, Frances’ story is YOUR story.”
- Kathleen Dreier, Professional Photographer
Watch the film, ask the filmmakers a question, and RSVP for the Q&A!
Ain’t it a Crime Story?
No, i will not stop telling my story until i’m done.
And i won’t quit searching into the fastened closets
Nor will i leave the old dusty dank library shelves
Until i learn all of my people’s heritage hidden within
i walked past a bus stop yesterday and heard a white man
Muttering racist profanity under his alcohol-ridden breath
His shoes were worn dirty cracked and falling to pieces
i guess what disturbed him the most was that mine weren’t
When slavery wasn’t a crime no one cared about spewing discord
It was certainly normal to burn crosses in front of people’s houses
Or spit on the black kids when they tried to go to school with white kids
And we all know that the lynching’s were sanctified by those in power
When white people get provoked, they say it’s justified indignity
When black people get riled, they call it deplorably primitive
There’s still a black man dying every 21 odd hours from police aggression
But if you mention the words defund the police, you’re a traitorous communist
And now that social media has become the new drug
We get to see all of the paranoid racist Karens in panic
Abusing black folks for walking, talking, eating,
running, golfing, swimming, breathing while black
The we heard of the term micro-aggressions and realized
That is our daily experience and our white friends who show it know it-now
White supremacy leers at us from almost every street corner poster
While white fragility leaves us depleted discouraged dissatisfied depressed
We are then accused by our well-meaning liberal European friends
Of playing the race card, crying wolf, bluffing victim, singing the blues
If the Jewish can forget the atrocious genocide done against them
Then surely, we can grow up and finally forget our decimations? Truly?
Post-traumatic slave disorder is dismissed as a nasty myth
And aren’t all the black men languishing in jail guilty?
Yes, there is black on black crime, but don’t white folk hurt each other?
While European missionaries still frequent Africa bringing bibles and not food
i remember once listening from my bedroom window
As a young white german kid told my black child that he should wash
So that he could be as clean and as white as he was
i have never been so proud of my son as i was on that day
Our stories need the telling and we need to be the ones telling them
Not glorifying, ignoring, denying, not leaving out the good or the bad parts
Rather accepting acknowledging and working through the pain
Perhaps then we would have no need for anger, as we do now.
Camille Elaine Thomas
September 15, 2021
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She figured she really should get over it
Let downs, disappointments, broken promises
This was worse than an unrewarding love affair
She had given all of her faith, her inmost dreams
For this one single obstinate purpose
She had cried copious tears of hope, tears of despair
Listened to reason, tried common sense
Endured a roller coaster of ups and simultaneous downs
But when all was honestly said and done
Her ethics ruled the roost and wouldn’t be placated
With soothing words and unproductive excuses
There was an aching pain of resignation lingering
Troubling her neck and her nightly slumbers
She had gone regularly to the local herbalist,
The psychologist, social worker, community advisor
But the results had left her feeling empty, unassuaged
Petitions hadn’t helped the situation much either
She had even written her congressman twenty times
Only to receive polite noncommittal platitudes
But the lives of over a thousand black men
Wasting their existence on death row
Just wouldn’t concede her genuine peace
Wearily, she wondered if she should just call it a day.
Camille Elaine Thomas
[email protected] All rights reserved
The Global Women's Caucus would like to invite two of the esteemed Global Black Caucus Poet Laureates to participate in the upcoming - GWC Literary Festival - to take place in October. The poets would read a selection of their poetry and be briefly interviewed before taking questions from the audience.
Event dates are Oct 5 and Oct 12 at 12pm CET. One poet per date.
It is sure to be a great opportunity to share your talent and introduce your work to new audiences.
Please email [email protected] or [email protected] if you are interested or have questions.
Join The DA Global Black Caucus Team...As we move towards 2022 and 2024, I am determined to make our systems and structures within the Global Black Caucus even more diverse, professional, and sustainable––and ultimately more effective for our work ahead.Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. CET on September 5th, 2021 and I will make appointments around September 8th, 2021.
Available Steering Committee and Volunteer Positions:
If you're interested in being on the team, please don't hesitate and send me an email with why you want to be part, what position you are interested in and what qualifications you bring to the table.e-Mail: [email protected]All members of Democrats Abroad are encouraged to apply and to share the call for applications with other U.S. citizens who might be interested.
- Engagement – team lead and volunteers
- Press & Media Relations – team lead and volunteers
- Communications – team lead and volunteers
- Fundraising – team lead and volunteers
@jazzmin_d_moore tweeted link to Global Black Caucus Signup. 2021-08-17 05:45:36 -0400Check out Democrats Abroad. I just joined. https://www.democratsabroad.org/bc_signup?recruiter_id=181108
Global Black Caucus Chair, DPCA Voting Rep, Switzerland
Unity through diverse & inclusive Leadership!
My grandmother once said to me: Always hear others out and remain open-minded; the day you think you know everything, is the day, you have the most, yet, to learn.
How would I describe myself:
(GER): Angenehm Anders Als Alle Anderen (Pleasantly Different Than Everyone Else)
My name is Leedonal Moore and I also go by the name Jazzmin Dian Moore and although I’m from Mississippi, I'm a Texas State Voter.
I identify as non-binary and I recently celebrated my 40th Birthday in loving company with my Swiss partner and our 12 year old black labrador.
I am fluent in German & English and decent in eight other languages, including Sign-Language.
My passion is fencing, horse riding, cooking and bringing people closer together.
Constantly being internationally relocated, due to growing up in a military household, I learned early on of the importance of staying open minded, adapting fast to new and sometimes very stressful situations and equally staying connected to my bi-racial heritage and upbringing.
Democrats Abroad is the community where I feel at home, where I can be who I am and where I can help others register to vote and help execute publishing different deadlines for each state so that people can properly exercise their fundamental voting rights.
It's been my greatest honor representing Democrats Abroad Switzerland on various news outlets during the 2020 elections.
I’ve been living in Zürich Switzerland for more than 16 years and since most recently also in France, where I am engulfed in the hospitality industry as a Château-Hotelier.
I love to travel and I love to learn about different cultures. I am particularly sensitive to making sure that I properly represent the USA as a mix of many cultures and nationalities and I focus on making sure to not expect that other countries adapt to the “AMERICAN WAY”.
Today I work as a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consultant for corporations, schools and embassies, as a TV & Radio host and event planer. And zes, i love wearing many hats.
Initially my professional background started off in the beauty industry. While I have a Masters degree in Hair & Make Up and Communication, I worked from 2005 - 2015 as the Art Director & General Manager of a beauty company in Zürich. Hence, i have the ability to have a complete overview of all functions of a business (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Marketing, Communication, Production, Quality, Engineering, Health & Safety, HR, Finance, IT, Logistics & Distribution, Sales & Customer Service) while focusing on both, the clients and employees.
In addition I started early on in investing my time and passion in strengthening marginalized communities, especially the Black and LGBTIQ+ Community.
For my engagements I’ve received various national and international awards such as the Miss Drag Queen Switzerland 2008 title, European TOLERANTIA Award 2016 and an honorary medal for my outstanding work & activism representing Americans living abroad 2016.
If there is one thing we have learned from the past horrible administration, it's that our greatest power is to listen, trust in facts & science, invest in diversity, equity & inclusion, cast our votes and lead by example.
And During a private dinner with one of our former Ambassadors they pointed out that my greatest potential is connecting people of all ethnicities, genders, faiths, sexual orientations - encouraging them to respect, uplift and help each other in leading by example.
- Healthcare is a right, not a privilege
- Black Lives Matter ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽
- Public Education is a Public Good 🎒📚
- A Fair Wage is a Living Wage
- Women's Rights are Human Rights ♀️
- Love is Love 🏳️🌈
- No Human is Illegal
- Science is Real 🔬
- Voting Rights are Sacred 🗳️
Dear reader, I'm asking you: How can I help?
Love & Light
Leedonal / Jazzmin