Events

  • Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 07:00 PM Berlin Time · 30 rsvps
    Zoom

    Tea Time

    AAPI Networking

    We’re holding our first ever networking event for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders living overseas.  Come get acquainted, swap stories, and find your community!

    We’ll be doing short introductions, a question of the day, and a speed round of meet and greet!  If there’s anything you want to do, achieve, or find - let us know, or bring it up in the meeting.

    Don’t forget your snacks, your beverage of choice, and of course, your microphone.

    And if you need some inspiration for your tea choices, check out these new tea based cocktails from Saveur.

    RSVP below to get the Zoom link!

    TIME ZONE  
    Vancouver, CA 8:00 am
    Toronto, CA 11:00 am
    London, UK 18:00
    Berlin, DE 19:00
    Abu Dhabi, UAE 22:00

     

  • Saturday, February 06, 2021 at 09:00 AM Berlin Time · 55 rsvps
    Zoom-Online

    Black History Month Marathon

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    The event is under construction but please feel free to RSVP. It's going to be a great event. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

     

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 07:30 PM Berlin Time · 11 rsvps
    Online - Zoom

    Black History Month Jeopardy

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    Join the Global Black Caucus for a fun event. We'll be playing Black History Month themed Jeopardy game.

    "Jeopardizing" a white supremacist curriculum was created by Katrina Spencer, Librarian for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Modeled closely on Alex Trebek’s classic, weekday television show, players -- Black, white and other-- will compete for prizes in responding to over 50 trivia prompts that center Blackness.

    We have enough questions to play at least three full games including "Final Jeopardy."

    If you would like to be a contestant, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/wrN3sjsf3Dn1W8EJ7

    If you would like to be in the audience, please RSVP to receive the zoom link.

    Event Start Time

    Location   Local Time
    Vancouver, Canada  Pacific Standard Time 10:30 am
    Washington DC   Eastern Standard Time 1:30 pm
    London, UK GMT 6:30 pm
    Paris, France  Central European Standard Time 7:30 pm
    Athens, Greece Eastern European Standard Time 8:30 pm
    Nairobi, Kenya  (GMT+3) 9:30 pm
    UAE (GMT+4) 10:30 pm

    How to play Jeopardy

    • Play individually or in groups.
    • Pick a category and a point value.
    • Click on the chosen box for the question.
    • You must give the answer in the form of a question before clicking again.
    • Continue until all questions have been answered. The person with the most points wins.

    Watch an example round of Jeopardy

     

  • Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 02:00 PM Berlin Time · 21 rsvps
    Zoom

    Book Abroad Reads Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments

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    Books Abroad, The Global Women’s Caucus feminist reading group, is pleased to announce its pick for Black History Month.

    Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments by Saidiya Hartman explores the revolution of black intimate life in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century by examining the untold history of women who led “wayward” lives and rejected respectability in response to being denied access to the American Dream.


    “In wrestling with the question of what a free life is, many young black women created forms of intimacy and kinship that were indifferent to the dictates of respectability and outside the bounds of the law. They cleaved to and cast-off lovers, exchanged sex to subsist and revised the meaning of marriage. Longing and desire fueled their experiments in how to live. They refused to labor like slaves or to accept degrading conditions of work.”


    It is a unique, genre-bending work that is deeply researched and melds history to the literary imagination.


    Key historical figures like Ida B. Wells, W. E. B. Du Bois and Billie Holiday make appearances, but Hartman’s narrative focuses on lesser-known women who have been overlooked historically and are usually invisible in official archives.


    This is sure to be an engaging discussion that will hopefully spark conversation about a rarely discussed aspect of Black history. We look forward to seeing you there!

    RSVP to receive the zoom link.
    Event Start Time by Location
    Washington DC, USA 08:00 EST
    London, United Kingdom 13:00 GMT
    Frankfurt, Germany 14:00 CET
    Athens, Greece 15:00 EET
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 17:00 GST
    Bangkok, Thailand 20:00 ICT
  • Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 05:00 PM Berlin Time · 50 rsvps
    Zoom

    BHM - John Lewis: Good Trouble Film Screening

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    21 February is John Lewis' birthday. In his honor, we will be screening the documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble. After the film will have a discussion.

    Watch the trailer:

    RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

    Event Start Time by Location

    Vancouver, Canada 08:00 PST
    Washington DC, USA 11:00 EST
    London, United Kingdom 16:00 GMT
    Frankfurt, Germany 17:00 CET
    Athens, Greece 18:00 EET
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 20:00 GST
    Bangkok, Thailand 23:00 ICT

     

  • Monday, February 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 28 rsvps
    Zoom - ONLINE

    proDA Book Club: Black Reconstruction in America - W.E.B. Du Bois

    Date:Monday, February 22, 2021
    Time: 12pm - 1:30pm ET (Washington DC time)
    Book: Black Reconstruction in America - W.E.B. Du Bois

    Book Discussion

    For February, the Pro DA Book Club will honor Black History month and replace the planned book The Force of NonViolence: An ethico-political bind, Judith Butler, 2020 with 3 chapters from W.E.B. Du Bois’s Black Reconstruction in America. (Chapter I: The Black Worker; Chapter XVI: Back Toward Slavery; Chapter XVII: The Propaganda of History).

    All are welcome to attend the February proDA Book Club meeting on February 22, 2021, 12-1:30pm Washington DC (ET) time.  Join us!  

    “This book is a history of the Reconstruction era first published in 1935. It marked a significant break with the standard academic view of Reconstruction at the time which contended that the period was a failure and downplayed the contributions of African Americans. Du Bois argued directly against these accounts, emphasizing the role and agency of blacks during the Civil War and Reconstruction and framing it as a period that held promise for a worker-ruled democracy to replace a slavery-based plantation economy.”

    Participants need to know that if there are access, affordability, etc. problems for a book/books, they should contact co-leaders, John Esteban Rodriguez and Betsy Ettorre (prodabookclub@democratsabroad.org) who will help them with the listed books.

    Learn more about the proDA Book Club.