Powen Shiah published Last Pub Night of 2017: Weihnachtsmarkt-style & January events: Women's March & Voter Registration in News 2017-12-18 18:13:27 -0500
This is our last "reminder" blog post of the year. You'll find the details of our last pub night in 2017 on Wednesday below, as well as some exciting dates to mark in your calendar for January 2018. Next week, we'll be sending out an end-of-year message to revisit the most important moments in Berlin of 2017 -- and what a year full of ups and down it has been.
December Pub Night - Weihnachtsmarkt
No Meeting on January 2nd, 2018
January Pub Night: Save the date!
Wed. January 17th, 2018 from 7pm
This will be the first pub night of 2018! In addition to great drinks and company, this is your first chance to confirm your voter registration and request your absentee ballot.
2018 Women’s March Berlin
We march to
- Commemorate last year’s marches that took place across the world
- Demonstrate that our solidarity, strength, and persistence are here to stay
- Make our demands for gender equality heard, including:
- Equal pay for equal work
- Awareness of sexual assault and harassment
- Lack of equal representation in politics
- Reproductive rights and the right to choose
We came together in 2017 to show the world that women are here to fight. Now let’s come together again to remind everyone that we are still here and we are still fighting. Women’s rights are human rights! Let’s take a stand for human rights and social justice.
Powen Shiah published November pub night at BRLO & more upcoming events in News 2017-11-14 10:12:42 -0500
We had a great turnout for our workshop last week on talking politics with conservative relatives (and other people you disagree with). To see a few photo, check out this photo album. Thanks again to Joanna Mikulski for leading the workshop!
A small group also visited the Kennedys Museum the weekend before for the opening of the Obama: An Intimate Portrait exhibit (photos here).
Read on for details on our pub night (tomorrow!), the December cookie swap, and events to mark in your calendar (get one from the Women's Caucus!) coming up in 2018.
November Political Pub Night - BRLO
December Holiday Cookie Swap
Tue. Dec 5th, 2017, 7:30-9pm
Begegnungsstätte Falckensteinstraße, Falckensteinstraße 6, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
As 2017 comes to an end, we’d like to take a moment to reflect together on all of the things we’ve done as Democrats in Berlin this year.
Like our 4th of July potluck, we're asking members to bring cookies or other traditional holiday treats (sweet or savory) to share. Let us know what you're bringing using this potluck form. If you can help out with setup, cleanup, drinks, or our info/materials table, please sign up for a volunteer shift.
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Support Democrats Abroad's women's caucus by buying a high-quality calendar for 2018. Remind yourself to celebrate women's firsts every day of the year. These make wonderful gifts and are shipping now! ▶︎Order yours today
Democracy Now!: Covering the Movements Changing the World with journalist Amy Goodman
Sat. Nov 18, 2017, 7:30-9:30pm
Festsaal Kreuzberg, Am Flutgraben 2, 12435 Berlin
Facebook (Please note: this is not a Democrats Abroad event)
Women's March Anniversary
Sat. Jan 21, 2018 - save the date!
We're planning to celebrate and re-energize by commemorating the anniversary of the Women's March with events in Berlin, other parts of Germany, and around the world. To get involved, contact [email protected]
2018 Annual General Meeting
Fri. Feb 23 - Sun. Feb 25, 2018
Stiftung Kultur Palast Hamburg, Öjendorfer Weg 30a, 22119 Hamburg, Germany
Every year members of Democrats Abroad from all over Germany gather in person to discuss issues in the U.S. and plan our activities for the coming year. With midterm elections quickly approaching, join us in Hamburg to learn more about how you can be an active part of getting out the vote, meet other Democrats living in Germany, and shape the organization.
Powen Shiah published How to Talk 💭 Politics w/Conservative Relatives🗯 & Upcoming Special 🗳 Elections in News 2017-11-05 11:12:33 -0500
Before we get to what's happening in Berlin, here's an update on what's going on in the U.S.:
There are special and general elections coming up this week in many states, whose outcomes matter! Click on your state below to see more details about voting in these races:
- Alabama, Georgia
Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Misso
- New Jersey, New Hampshire, Oklahoma
- South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Washington State
- If you have questions, email [email protected] for a fast answer.
You can also help by signing up to phone bank. Call your fellow Democrats abroad to make sure they're voting!
Here's what we've got going on in Berlin in the next several weeks. We hope we'll see you at one of these upcoming events!
November Workshop: Talking Politics with Conservative Relatives
What does science tell us about how to talk politics with people we disagree with?
Joanna Mikulski, an expert in behavior change communications, will lead a fun and interactive workshop designed to help you put the best ideas from research to use when communicating about hot or sensitive topics. She'll draw on lessons from both from her time at the White House Office of Management and Budget and as the managing director of Assemblyfor, a creative communications and strategy agency.
You'll walk away with tips and tools relevant for day-to-day activism - whether while making calls to your representatives or debating with your conservative relatives over the holidays.
November Pub Night
Wed. Nov 15th, 2017 at 7pm
Save the Date! December Cookie Swap
Tue. Dec 5th, 2017 from 7:30-9pm
Begegnungsstätte Falckensteinstraße, Falckensteinstr 6, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Powen Shiah published Fall events: Commemorate MLK, Call with Sen. Warren, and Meet Howard Dean in Berlin! in News 2017-09-10 17:21:36 -0400
We're jumping into fall with a vengeance -- join us this Wednesday for a reading & reflection 53 years after MLK's speech in Berlin. on Sunday, Democrats Abroad is holding a global call with Elizabeth Warren -- let's watch it together! We've also got pub night coming up, our 2018 midterm elections kickoff with Howard Dean, plus the annual Oktoberfest extravaganza in Munich.
53 YEARS AFTER MLK'S SPEECH IN BERLIN: READING AND REFLECTION
On Wed. September 13th, 2017, we're visiting St. Marienkirche Berlin (St. Mary’s Church) in Mitte to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s sermon there 53 years ago, we'll hold a reading of his sermon "East or West - God's Children," and reflect on King's themes of faith, reconciliation, and social justice, and how those topics in 1964 pertain to the modern struggle in the U.S.
WATCH PARTY: ELIZABETH WARREN SPEAKS TO DEMOCRATS ABROAD
Senator Elizabeth Warren is joining Democrats Abroad for a call on Sunday, September 17th, 2017 at 3:30pm. In Berlin, we're hosting a party to watch the call together at our chapter chair's apartment. We will have some drinks and snacks, but feel free to bring more snacks to share.Please RSVP to this event on our website, and we will send you the address:
SEPTEMBER POLITICAL PUB NIGHT - SCHLEUSENKRUG
TAKE BACK CONGRESS IN 2018! MIDTERMS KICK-OFF WITH HOWARD DEAN
On October 5th, join Democrats Abroad Berlin and Howard Dean as we get ready for the 2018 midterms. Find ways to get more involved in the Berlin chapter, network with other activists groups in Berlin, help raise funds for the Berlin chapter to reach out to the 20,000 US citizens living in Berlin, and ask Howard Dean a question - all in one night!
DA OKTOBERFEST EXTRAVAGANZA 2017
Each ticket includes, a reserved seat in the “Gallerie,” a half roasted chicken (vegetarian options available), 2 liters of Spaten beer (other beverage options, too), and 10-euro coupon for other purchases.
Sun. Oct 1st, 2017 11am - 2:30pm
Schottenhammel Tent, Theresienwiese, 80336 Munich
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