A speed networking and leadership development workshop
Always wanted to get involved politically but not sure where to start? Democrats Abroad is a global organization with groups all around the world representing and organizing Americans. Learn how you can have an impact!
The workshop will:
- Introduce you to the Democrats Abroad organization at its different levels and corresponding leaders,
- Review the wide variety of volunteer roles available and their commitments in terms of time and responsibility,
- Clarify and demystify how any member can run for office within Democrats Abroad.
There will be three online sessions, each 1.5 hours, held at a time that is convenient for each region:
Each session will showcase four different Democrats Abroad Leaders, one for each of the Global, Regional, and Country levels, and one from a country without a Country Chapter from the region, interspersed with breakout rooms where you can engage in speed networking and discussions.
- Country-Committee leader: Adrienne Johnson, Chair, UK Black Caucus and former member of the UK Executive Committee
- Non-Affiliated leader: Elisabeth Myers, Democracy Lead for DA-Morocco
- Regional leader: Merrill Oates, former Regional Vice-Chair
- Global leader: Martha McDevitt-Pugh, DNC member, Global LGBT Caucus Co-Chair & Aaron Fishbone, Director Global Communications
Please RSVP below so we can send you the Zoom online meeting access information.WHENFebruary 28, 2021 at 4pmWHEREONLINE EVENT - WEBEX
Women’s History Month Speaker Series
with Katherine Spillar
March 8th @ 1pm EST (7pm CET) (10am PST)
The Executive Editor of Ms Magazine and Executive Director of the Feminist Majority, Katherine Spillar, will take a look at the tremendous history made as a result of the 2020 elections (particularly the historic achievements for women) and examine what they mean for the future. What is the significance of Biden's election and in having an equal number of women nominated to Cabinet positions? Why is it particularly critical for women that the U.S. invests in the care economy to effectively combat the pandemic and our looming economic crisis? What elements of the rescue package have particular importance for women? And, of course, what's next for the ERA and what can the Biden Administration do to help ensure it becomes part of the U.S. Constitution? Spillar's comments will be followed by a Q&A session.
RSVP below to receive the meeting link.WHENMarch 08, 2021 at 7pmWHEREOnline Zoom Meeting
Women’s History Month Speaker Series
with Dr. Lori Ginzberg
March 2nd @ 1 pm EST (7pm CET) (10am PST)
Historian and professor Lori D. Ginzberg will lead us from the antebellum origins of the women’s rights movements through the passage of the 19th amendment and beyond, discussing the meanings of the vote and of commemoration itself. Author of Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life and Untidy Origins: A Story of Women's Rights in Antebellum New York, Dr. Ginzberg will help us understand the complicated issues, personalities, and priorities that ignited the drive for suffrage and the barriers and conflicting strategies which confronted the many passionate warriors for women's rights. As we untangle this history, the political challenges of today will unfold. Dr. Ginzberg will provide answers to questions following the discussion.
RSVP below to get the meeting link and connection information.WHENMarch 02, 2021 at 7pmWHEREOnline event WebEx
DAF AIX MARSEILLE CHAPTER ELECTION & MEETING
The Leadership Election for the Aix Marseille Chapter of Democrats Abroad France will take place on March 13th. This leadership group will serve all Aix Marseille DAF members living in AIx Marseille (PACA) . Please join us for this election and meeting! You will be able to virtually meet other DAF Aix Marseille members, hear about our organizing efforts in Marseille over the past year this historic election year, and what the year ahead will hold, and also hear speeches from the candidates running for office, and elect your new Chapter Leadership!
You must be a member of DAF Aix Marseille in order to vote. New members are welcome but must join by Friday March 12th. To join: www.democratsabroad.org/join. You must be a US citizen 18 years of age or older by Nov. 2, 2021. Questions? Email the Aix Marseille Election Board [email protected]
For more information about the Call for Candidates, please see here.
All voting will be done online. Early voting will be available, and as such, nominations will not be made floor. The voting period will conclude on March 13th after candidate speeches.
If you are a member of DAF-Aix Marseille and do not receive a link to the online election but would like one, please contact the DA France Aix Marseille Election Board [email protected]WHENMarch 13, 2021 at 2pmWHEREZOOM
Marseille, Bouches de Rhone 13007
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Marnie Delaney rsvped for Book Club & Author Talk: The Dancing Girl and the Turtle 2021-01-27 04:42:51 -0500
The Global AAPI Caucus and the Germany-Saxony Book Club are 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 [email protected] for information on pre-ordering a book.WHENFebruary 28, 2021 at 8amWHEREZoom
Twenty-seven years ago, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA), a landmark piece of legislation, authored by then-Senator Joe Biden. It was designed to support and protect survivors of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault. Since that time, the federal government has awarded more than $8 billion in grants to local, state, and tribal governments and organizations, enabling them to develop programs and services to best implement the law's purpose.