DAROK First Annual Fundraiser: Pod Wars!
Games, silent auction, raffle, and more!
Getting out the vote to Americans abroad has never been more crucial, and you can help by joining our First Annual Fundraiser: Pod Wars! Take a look at our event page!
How It Works
This year our fundraiser will consist of limited in-person and online events. Up to eight "Pods" of four people will play a series of games against fellow Pod members and other Pod teams across South Korea. Refreshments will be provided to guests, and we will end the evening with both an online raffle and silent auction!
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Introduction by DAROK's Chair, meet-and-greet, and games: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online Raffle Drawing: 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Online Silent Auction: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (continuous throughout event)
Pod locations (TBA) and Zoom
How You Can Help
Click here to join a pod and enjoy food/beverages provided by DAROK, games, one online raffle ticket, and access to our online silent auction!
Please note that you must be a registered DAROK member to participate in this event.
Contact Us: [email protected]
Please join our Progressive Book Club as we discuss this month's selection, "Somebody's Daughter" by Ashley C Ford.
A description from GoodReads:
One of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with an extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the ever looming absence of her incarcerated father and the path we must take to both honor and overcome our origins.
For as long as she could remember, Ashley has put her father on a pedestal. Despite having only vague memories of seeing him face-to-face, she believes he's the only person in the entire world who understands her. She thinks she understands him too. He's sensitive like her, an artist, and maybe even just as afraid of the dark. She's certain that one day they'll be reunited again, and she'll finally feel complete. There are just a few problems: he's in prison, and she doesn't know what he did to end up there.
Through poverty, puberty, and a fraught relationship with her mother, Ashley returns to her image of her father for hope and encouragement. She doesn't know how to deal with the incessant worries that keep her up at night, or how to handle the changes in her body that draw unwanted attention from men. In her search for unconditional love, Ashley begins dating a boy her mother hates; when the relationship turns sour, he assaults her. Still reeling from the rape, which she keeps secret from her family, Ashley finally finds out why her father is in prison. And that's where the story really begins.
Somebody’s Daughter steps into the world of growing up a poor Black girl, exploring how isolating and complex such a childhood can be. As Ashley battles her body and her environment, she provides a poignant coming-of-age recollection that speaks to finding the threads between who you are and what you were born into, and the complicated familial love that often binds them
The link to the zoom room is here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86465490609
Love to see you there!
According to the 2020 U.S. Census, the Asian population is the fastest-growing racial and ethnic group in the U.S.
The impact of this large group was evident following the 2020 November election with much analysis pointing to the strategic and important role played by Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters. During the Georgia run-off election, both the Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff campaigns had organizers focused specifically on the AAPI vote in Georgia. Looking ahead to the 2022 midterms, it will continue to be critical to get AAPI voters to turn-out. But what do we know about this voting group? What challenges do we face and how do we help get out the vote among the AAPI community in 2022?
Join the Democrats Abroad AAPI Caucus to hear from Christine Chen, co-Founder and Executive Director of Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote). Christine and her team at APIAVote conduct a bi-annual survey on Asian American voters, which provides important information about voting behaviors and opinions. Hear about the findings from their 2020 voter survey and what trends they have noticed over time, as well as the AAPI vote overseas.
Following the discussion with Christine, there will be time to discuss as a group how we can get out the vote among AAPI voters living overseas. All will be welcome to participate and to contribute to developing the AAPI Caucus’ Get Out the Vote plan.
Understanding the diverse AAPI voting population, including barriers and challenges to voting, will be crucial as we move into the 2022 midterms, not just to mobilize voters in the U.S., but also AAPI voters living abroad. RSVP to learn more about activating AAPI voters and how you can support the work of the Democrats Abroad AAPI Caucus.
Seoul, Korea 1:00pm (13 Nov 2021) Berlin, Germany 5:00am London, UK 4:00am Washington, D.C. 11:00pm (12 Nov 2021) Vancouver, Canada 8:00pm (12 Nov 2021)
Join our Progressive Caucus Book Club as we read this month's selection, "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.
The zoom link for the meeting can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86876119494
Love to see you there!