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  • published BHM-Call to Action in Black History Month 2022-01-29 13:14:20 -0500

    This Black History Month the Global Black Caucus is ‘Recognizing and Celebrating African-American History and History In The Making’. And the best part about Black History Month is that you can be part of it. 

    February first we will be blacking out all of our social media pages for 24 hrs because, yes there still are people out there who just recently stated that African-American people are not Americans.  

    Our Call To Action is a little different this time. 

    In addition to calling your Senators we hope you will join us in posting a black picture for 24hrs with the following suggested text and yes, please encourage your families, friends, brothers, sisters & allies to follow your lead:

    An attack on our African-American Community is an attack on all Americans…The fight is far from over. When we look at the cumulative effect of what’s going on with our voting rights - the cumulative effect of the rise of white supremacists coming into black areas trying to intimidate - the cumulative effect of states who are putting forth more and more voter suppression laws. The fight is not over. It’s far from over! 

    We are dedicated even more to fight harder. Being demoralized is not an option! 

    We are talking about our liberty, our freedom! Not just for us and our children but for all Americans. 

    We demand fair elections!

    #VotingRights #InequalityIsReal #LookUp #BlackVotesMatter #BlackLivesMatter #DemsAbroad #GlobalBlackCaucus #VoteFromAbroad


  • published Black History Month in Black History Month 2022-01-29 13:12:17 -0500

    Thank you very much for visiting the Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus Black History Month 2022 Resources and Events page. 

     We've put together lists of  activities/events, books, films and other information we hope you find interesting, inspiring, helpful and educational. The resources on this page are intended to help you learn more about African-American History, GBC issues and help you develop activities and events for your chapter or precinct. 

    The Black History Month 2022 Resources page will be regularly updated. 

    Where links are provided, they are only suggested sources. Please use the sources you are most comfortable with. 

    And yes we invite you to share the knowledge you gather here with your family and friends, brothers and sisters, allies or even the stranger sitting next to you on a bench….

    If you have any questions or ideas that you would like use to include, please contact us at: [email protected]



  • published Black History Month in Global Black Caucus 2022-01-29 13:10:06 -0500

    Black History Month 2022


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  • published Events in GBC2 2022-01-29 12:14:24 -0500

  • African American History Alphabet

    A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M

    N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


    A

    Abolition Day

    The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, marks the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (-> resolution 317(IV) of 2 December 1949).

    The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, child labour, forced marriage, slavery at sea and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.

    These types of slavery are global problems and contravene Art. 4 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that ‘’…no one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.’’

    According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are currently an estimated 21 million forced labor victims worldwide, creating US$ 150 billion in illegal profits in the private economy each year.

    The Global Black Caucus  is deeply concerned about Human trafficking. Please use this day as an opportunity to learn about modern slavery and how much we are all benefiting from slavery. This is a problem that can be solved; in order to solve it we must know about the problem and care that our fellow humans are being denied their human rights.  For more information on modern day slavery, check out these articles, videos, and films.

    Articles

    Opinion:“Why I Fear America Could Enslave Black People Again”.
    What do you think? Is that what make America great again really means?
    http://time.com/4535292/donald-trump-black-slaves/ 

    “In U.S. Restaurants, Bars And Food Trucks, 'Modern Slavery' Persists”. In restaurants, bars and food trucks across America, many workers are entrapped in a form of modern slavery.
    https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/03/29/521971468/in-u-s-restaurants-bars-and-food-trucks-modern-slavery-persists 

    “Modern Day Slavery DOES Exist in America: How Our Children Are Victims Today”
    We can't turn away. We have to speak out against it.
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/modern-day-slavery-does-exist-in-america-how-our-children_us_58ac3afae4b029c1d1f88ead

    Report: "There are 40 million slaves worldwide, most are women and girls"
    A United Nations agency warns 40.3 million people across the globe were subject to some form of modern slavery in 2016. Among them, about 28.7 million — or 71% — were women or girls forced into sex, marriage or labor.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/09/19/report-there-40-million-slaves-worldwide-most-women-and-girls-report-40-million-slaves-worldwide-mos/680632001/

    “I was a modern-day slave in America”.
    For three years, Ima Matul was held captive and forced to work as a domestic slave, right in the United States.
    http://money.cnn.com/2013/11/21/news/economy/human-trafficking-slave/index.html

    “My Family’s Slave”
    A shocking story from a woman whose family had a slave for 56 years. This happened in America in the 20th century. How many other people who are "servants" in someone's home are slaves?
    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/06/lolas-story/524490/

    “American Slavery, Reinvented”
    The Thirteenth Amendment forbade slavery and involuntary servitude, “except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.”https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/09/prison-labor-in-america/406177/

    Videos

    Robin Wright voices the harrowing real-life story of a woman tricked and trapped into forced prostitution. Wright is one of several Hollywood artists supporting the 50 for Freedom campaign against modern slavery, being led by the International Labour Organization.https://youtu.be/E7QnbhWqfN0

    Lured by a job, trapped in forced labour! In search of a job to support his family, a man accepts an offer from a recruiter and signs a contract for what looks like a good job with decent wages. Once at destination, the reality is very different. https://youtu.be/pD0IT6q08bU

    David Oyelowo voices the real-life story of a man tricked and trapped into slavery

    https://youtu.be/Rm5qK9f1f28

    The new legally-binding ILO Protocol on Forced Labor aims to strengthen global efforts towards combating forced labor, trafficking, and slavery-like practices. Governments now have the opportunity to ratify the Protocol and integrate new measures at the national and regional levels to combat this crime. https://youtu.be/JgiK1XfFqNM

    Films:  

    The Price of Sex is a feature-length documentary about young Eastern European women who’ve been drawn into a netherworld of sex trafficking and abuse. Intimate, harrowing and revealing, it is a story told by the young women who were supposed to be silenced by shame, fear and violence. Photojournalist Mimi Chakarova, who grew up in Bulgaria, takes us on a personal investigative journey, exposing the shadowy world of sex trafficking from Eastern Europe to the Middle East and Western Europe. Filming undercover and gaining extraordinary access, Chakarova illuminates how even though some women escape to tell their stories, sex trafficking thrives. (Link Forthcoming)

    13th:  The 13th Amendment allows prisoners to be forced in the slavery. If you want to find slavery in the US, look no further than its penitentiaries, jails and detention centres where the consequences of being locked-up extend much farther than doing time.

    Watch on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/de-en/title/80091741

    Food Chain$: There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it. Farmworkers who form the foundation of our fresh food industry are routinely abused and robbed of wages. In extreme cases they can be beaten, sexually harassed or even enslaved - all within the borders of the United States. Food Chains exposes the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of the supermarket industry. Supermarkets earn $4 trillion globally and have tremendous power over the agricultural system. Over the past 3 decades they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farmworkers in poverty and forced to work under subhuman conditions. Yet supermarkets take no responsibility for this.

    Watch on various platforms: (Link Forthcoming)

    Check out The CNN Freedom Project Ending Modern-Day Slavery. CNN wants to amplify the voices of the victims of modern-day slavery, highlight success stories and help unravel the tangle of criminal enterprises trading in human life.
    http://edition.cnn.com/specials/world/freedom-project

     Journey to Freedom tells the true stories of two men—21st Century Cambodian Vannak Prum and 19th Century American Solomon Northup—who were sold into slavery more than 150 years apart. It also examines the communities of abolitionists from yesterday and today that fight to free men and women like Vannak and Solomon who are held against their will and forced to work for others.
    http://freedomcenter.org/enabling-freedom/journey-to-freedom

    Cecilia. A young Indian girl is trafficked from her village to Delhi and is found dead under mysterious circumstances. Her mother, a poor housemaid, embarks on a journey with her filmmaker employers to discover what happened. Facing corruption and threats at every turn, the trio are determined to get the traffickers involved behind bars. Along the way they discover the case is by no means unique.  Watch on Amazon Video.

    Born Into Brothels. Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district. (Link forthcoming)

    Girl Model. A documentary on the modeling industry's 'supply chain' between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., told through the experiences of the scouts, agencies, and a 13-year-old model.  Available on Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/girl-model/id596659501

    The Storm Makers is a chilling exposé of Cambodia's human trafficking underworld and an eye-opening look at the complex cycle of poverty, despair and greed that fuels this brutal modern slave trade. More than half a million Cambodians work abroad and a staggering third of these have been sold as slaves. Most are young women, held prisoner and forced to work in horrific conditions, sometimes as prostitutes, in Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan.
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5a638o

     After you have learned about human trafficking, here are ways you can take action:

    Be a conscientious and informed consumer. Discover your slavery footprint, ask who picked your tomatoes or made your clothes, or check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies to take steps to investigate and prevent human trafficking in their supply chains and publish the information, including supplier or factory lists, for consumer awareness.
    Resources: http://www.un.org/en/events/slaveryabolitionday/


  • published Resources Library in Global Black Caucus 2022-01-29 11:26:47 -0500

    GBC Resources Library

    Nice to have you here, and welcome to the Global Black Caucus Resources Library!

     We've put together lists of books, films, activities/events and other information we hope you find helpful. The resources on this page are intended to help you learn more about American history, GBC issues and help you develop activities and events for your chapter or precinct. 

    The GBC Resources Library will be updated every month. 

    Where links are provided, they are only suggested sources. Please use the sources you are most comfortable with. 

    If you have any questions or ideas that you would like use to include, please contact us:


  • published Poet Laureate Circle in GBC2 2022-01-29 11:24:56 -0500

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  • published Issue Agenda in GBC2 2022-01-29 10:45:51 -0500

    Issue Agenda

    Click on any of the links to see the issues we have outlined.

    This list, which was last reviewed in 2021, along with the priorities will be reviewed and updated on a periodic basis. To see our complete foundation document (Terms of Reference) please click here.

    The following are the current priority issues for the GBC:


  • published Volunteer in Global Black Caucus 2022-01-29 10:42:09 -0500

    Volunteer

    All Hands on Deck!

    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
    [email protected]


  • published News in GBC2 2022-01-29 10:30:12 -0500

    News

    GBC2 Intro
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  • published GBC2 Intro in News 2022-01-29 10:25:27 -0500

    GBC2 Intro

    Mission Statement

    • To support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic
    • To support the goals and ideals of the Democratic Party and Democrats Abroad
    • To encourage voting in every eligible U.S. election by as many Black Americans abroad and Black Caucus members as possible
    • To advocate on issues of concern to Black Americans
    • To be a voice for U.S. citizens living abroad
    • To support campaigns of Democratic candidates aligned with our interests running for elected office in the U.S.
    • To work with other teams within DA to further our joint goals.

  • published Reparations in Our Priorities 2022-01-14 07:10:50 -0500

    Reparations Task Force

    H.R. 40 Time to Join the Team bannerREPARATIONS TASK FORCE MISSION & VISION

    Democrats Abroad is now committed to meeting the rising challenges facing Black Americans through a collective push for acknowledgement and redress for systemic Black trauma in the United States and, ultimately, closure for our nation.

    Since July 10th 2021, the Democrats Abroad Reparations Task Force has been working with local, state, and federal U.S. reparative justice advocates on the ground stateside and around the world. Our mission is to build a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, interfaith coalition that knows reparative justice means moral, racial, and social justice for all. As Americans abroad, we exist as the only Reparations Task Force with a global purview on U.S. Reparations legislation. It’s time to leverage this strength to finally end structural racism and the trauma it has wrought.

    Do this we must, for our time is short.

    Modern anti-Black trauma currently exists in the form of racial disparities. These disparities are the result of historic slavery, Jim Crow policies, and their continued impacts on the lived realities of Black Americans in the realms of education, employment, finance, law, healthcare, cultural memory, property ownership, civic engagement, and voting rights. Far from existing in a vacuum, these disparities draw a direct continuum to past federal, state, and local governmental policies. Americans of all backgrounds working together, however, can begin reversing these disparities through reparative justice and legislation. We can and must join this fight, as freedom can no longer wait. Black lives can no longer wait. Our democracy can no longer wait.

    BLACK VOTER DISENFRANCHISEMENT THREATENS DEMOCRACY 

    We live in an era of hyper-focused politics, where scores of local, state, midterm, and national elections are now decided by razor-thin margins. These narrow margins are reduced further by a powerful, tech-savvy structural racism—reinforced by a reluctance to address legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, and modern white supremacy.

    Structural racism has persisted in such an environment and adapted to the times, creating a modern racial wealth gap. This gap, in turn, has both led to and enabled today’s triple inequality of predatory policing, mass incarceration, and Black voter suppression.

    Heeding the call for real action, the Democrats Abroad Reparations Task Force supports the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act—known as H.R. 40. This bill would enact a commission to begin researching how Black Americans have suffered under racial terror and political suppression and would then make recommendations for redress.

    OUR GOALS

    As a State Party Reparations Task Force, our first goal is to create ties with, and provide support for, existing task forces and advocacy groups, share data, and work together to create greater awareness and demand for reparatory justice legislation for Black Americans. In support of such legislation, the RTF seeks to advocate and educate for the measures called for in the 10-Point Reparations Plan of the National African-American Reparations Commission. Please see the 10-Point Plan here.

    As a global-level task force, our ultimate goals are to:

    1. Coordinate interdependent relationships with all global and country-level DA caucuses;
    2. Engage with stateside local, state, and federal Reparations Task Forces and Initiatives through exchange of data and statistics;
    3. Utilize the unique and global reach of DA to produce data-driven papers examining political support and activism of Americans abroad for reparations;
    4. Submit research papers to stateside pro-Reparations congresspeople concerning the political leanings and attitudes of Americans abroad on reparations;
    5. Coordinate educational initiatives on topics of significance for Black cultural heritage and collective memory, voter mobilization, and activist campaigns behind municipal, state, and federal reparation policies, programs, and political candidates.

    The RTF is looking for Democrats Abroad members who are motivated to jump into the fight for full reparative justice for Black Americans. We are looking for volunteers who wish to support H.R. 40 and all other American reparative legislation at the local, state, and national levels.


  • published Reparations in Global Black Caucus 2022-01-14 07:08:35 -0500

  • published Reparations Task Force Signup in Reparations 2022-01-14 03:01:32 -0500

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  • published reparations intro in News 2022-01-14 02:03:21 -0500

    WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW

    Join the Reparations Task Force Team!

    If you are interested in getting involved in this fight for justice, please send an email to [email protected].

    Also contact your representatives and make sure they support the federal bill H.R. 40 and any state or local reparations initiatives in your voting state.

     


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