DA Mexico Leadership:
Here is the schedule for Board of Directors Meetings for 2021. Please contact the Secretary for Administrative Records at [email protected] if you would like to attend. All meetings are held on Cisco WebEx.
April 21, 2021 - 6:00 pm Mexico City Time - Board of Directors Meeting
July 21, 2021 - 6:00 pm Mexico City Time - Board of Directors Meeting
October 20, 2021 - 6:00 pm Mexico City Time - Board of Directors Meeting
Date to be determined - December 2021 - 6:00 pm Mexico City Time - Executive Committee Meeting
January 19, 2021 - 6:00 pm Mexico City Time - Board of Directors Meeting
Date to be determined - March 2021 - Annual General MeetingThis interactive map lets you explore in detail where the US-born population lives across Mexican municipalities, using data from the 2020 Census.
...to Democrats Abroad SMA’s non-Zoom, in-person, outdoor, socially-distanced mingle, chat and coffee mixer. We had a great turn out of 30+ people last month, a few doggies included, and it was a fabulous, maskless (if vaccinated) good time!
We will be meeting at Geek & Coffee on June 17th at 10:00 a.m.
Geek & Coffee is located at the far end of Fabrica Aurora. Their location is perfect - lots of free parking, great coffee and delicious nibbles, a huge outdoor space with their largest table reserved for us, PLUS you can bring your puppy who will enjoy roaming around their large doggie park.
After a year like no other, it’s finally time to venture out and see old friends, make new ones, find out what Democrats Abroad SMA is all about while enjoying Geek & Coffee’s beautiful park-like setting.
Join Democrats Abroad LGTBQ+ Caucus for a day long Pride Celebration as we share our stories. View the schedule here (or below).
Pride 2021: Sharing Our Stories / Equality Matters
Democrats Abroad is celebrating June Pride month with a series of events, including a webinar marathon on June 20th, featuring speakers and events.
The webinar marathon is being organized and hosted by the DA LGBTQ+ Caucus, with the aim to educate Americans about issues impacting LGBTQ+ people and opportunities to provide greater protection through policy and legislation. A key focus will be on engaging members to share their stories.
Through the webinar, members will have the opportunity to learn how to effectively engage their congressional representatives to support equality legislation, including the Equality Act, which would provide protections in employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs and jury service to LGBTQ+ people, and immigration reform.
Time Title Speakers
Let's talk about AAPI queer identity through a discussion of Alice Wu's film The Half of It! A Netflix original movie, The Half of It received rave reviews from critics and tells the story of teenage Ellie Chu, who writes letters to her crush on the behalf of her classmate Paul in a queer retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac. As Paul and Ellie's friendship grows, the film explores the isolation of the intersection of queer and immigrant identity as well as the meaning of friendship.
06:15 AM EDT
12:15 -13:15 CET
Supporting transgender youth
Join DAUK LGBT Caucus as we host a discussion on trans youth healthcare policy with Mermaids UK Legal and Policy director Lui Asquith (they/them)! We will discuss how gender affirming healthcare can greatly improve the lives of trans and non binary children and teens, as well as the policies that threaten to to take these treatments away. Following the presentation, Lui Asquith will be responding to preprepared questions in a Q & A!
Mermaids UK is Non-Profit working to support transgender, non binary and gender diverse children, young people and their families since 1995. Their support helps transgender youth and their families advocate for themselves with healthcare and education services, as well as helping trans youth to cope with mental and emotional distress, improve self esteem and learn social skills. They also regularly work with teachers, GP’s and social services to improve awareness, understanding, and policies with regard to trans youth.
With Brian Westley and Caroline Ruchonnet, DAUK
7:30 AM EDT
Co-sponsored by DA Hispanic Caucus
Moderator: Juan Cerda
Speakers: Departed Dreamers Tawheeda Wahabzada, Jason and Monsy; DACA applicant Yari; immigration lawyer and former DemsAbroad DNC Representative Bob Bragar
Invited: Jose Antonio Vargas of Define American
08:45 AM EDT
Short films (at various points during the day)
09.00 AM EDT
Moderator: journalist Fred Kuhr, DA Canada
State equality organizations:
-Nadine Smith, Equality Florida
Shawn Gaylord, Executive Director, Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus
Earl Fowlkes, Chari DNC LGBT Caucus
10:30 AM EDT
Making change: how to share your story with congress. How to make an impact with legislators. For LGBTQ+ members and allies
Brian Westley, DAUK LGBTQ+ caucus
Video from Stephanie Randall
11:00 AM EDT
Documentary filmmaker Susan Muska (Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement; The Brandon Teena Story). Susan will be introduced by Lisa Berger, a documentary filmmaker and researcher and member of DA Spain. 01:00 PM EDT 19:00-20:00 CET Family Friendly: Drag Story time for kids. Fay Slift + Fluffy Soufflé
2pm PM EDT
02:30 PM EDT
Toronto Queer Arts youth social justice group
03:30 PM EDT
The power of our stories
Amos Lim, Community Advocate, Economic Justice Program, Chinese for Affirmative Action (San Francisco), co-founder, Out for Immigration.
Shirley Tan and Jay Mercado, their sons Jashley and Joriene Mercado, on their family’s journey, Shirley’s experience from asylum seeker to her testimony at the Senate Judiciary Committee on same-sex immigration
Pending - speakers on legislation
HR 2920 - American Families United Act (Randall and Edgar)
S. 348 - U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021
HR 6 - American Dream and Promise Act of 2021
04:30 PM EDT
The aging LGTBQ+: Screening of Gen Silent
Gen Silent is an award-winning documentary that follows six LGBT older adults in Boston, Massachusetts over a year as they navigate the paid and unpaid care system. Gen Silent discovers how oppression in the years before Stonewall still affects generations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people with feelings of distrust and dangerous isolation. As we witness the challenges that
these men and women face, we also see hope as each subject crosses paths with an impassioned professional trying in their own way to change an entire care industry.
Hosted by Shari Ritter, RN
Case Manager Healthcare Agencies