DAF-Marseille Chair

I have lived in France since 1987

I discovered Democrats Abroad in 2007 and I have been a member ever since !

In March 2019 I was elected as Chairperson for the Aix Marseille Chapter

This has been a very rewarding and challenging experience 

The more I do with Democrats Abroad the more I love them !

  • Celebrate & Watch the Biden-Harris Inauguration with DA France

    Join Democrats Abroad Global, and Democrats Abroad France, as we watch and celebrate the Inauguration of President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, and the dawning of a new day in America. (Updated Jan 16): We will begin at 5:00PM France time — note that the time has been updated by the Biden Inauguration planners, due to the VP Swearing in Ceremony now beginning at about 5:30PM France time, with the Presidential Swearing In Ceremony expected to begin around 5:45PM.

    January 20, 2021 at 5pm
    online via Zoom
    Paris 75015
    Google map and directions
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  • rsvped for DA Germany Reads A Promised Land 2021-01-15 04:40:27 -0500

    DA Germany Reads A Promised Land


    Join us as we discuss "A Promised Land" by Barack Obama.

    The book is a riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making, from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.

    In the stirring and highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from a young man searching for his identity to the leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

    The book is available in hardback, e-book, and audiobook format from many booksellers.

    We look forward to discussing this interesting book with you. RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

    Event Start Time:

    Vancouver, Canada 07:00 PST
    Washington DC, USA 10:00 EST
    London, United Kingdom 15:00 GMT
    Frankfurt, Germany 16:00 CET
    Nairobi, Kenya 18:00 EAT
    Dubai, UAE 19:00 GST    
    New Delhi, India 20:30 IST




    February 27, 2021 at 4pm
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  • rsvped for GBC Cafe Reads Frederick Douglass 2021-01-15 04:39:46 -0500

    GBC Cafe Reads Frederick Douglass



    For the second GBC Cafe of the year, we will read and discuss the book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave by Frederick Douglass. The book is a dramatic autobiography and a powerful firsthand account of slavery, written by America’s most influential abolitionist. The book is short and very poignant.  Please read the book prior to the discussion.

    The book is available in many formats. You can obtain a copy of the book at no or low cost from any of the sources below and more:


    YouTube: https://youtu.be/lewv3l49gQw

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/54ixrMGLSrPujCACjROxRd?si=hZMEViDLRb-wXVrwSXfg3Q

    Audible: It's available for free if you have an Audible Plus membership or higher.

    Amazon: The book is available in various formats including Kindle and audiobook.

    Free online book/pdf:



    Ibibilio PDF

    UNC-CH digitization project, Documenting the American South



    Event start time by time zone:

    Vancouver, Canada 10:30 PST
    Washington DC, USA 13:30 EST
    London, United Kingdom 18:30 GMT
    Paris, France 19:30 CET
    Nairobi, Kenya 21:30 EAT
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 22:30 GST

    RSVP to receive the link to connect to the GBC Cafe.





    February 23, 2021 at 7:30pm
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  • rsvped for BHM - John Lewis: Good Trouble Film Screening 2021-01-15 04:39:22 -0500

    BHM - John Lewis: Good Trouble Film Screening



    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







    February 21, 2021 at 5pm
    19 rsvps rsvp

  • rsvped for Martin Luther King Day Panel Discussion 2021-01-15 04:38:36 -0500

    Martin Luther King Day Panel Discussion



    We'll view speeches from important figures from the Civil Rights era and discuss where we have been, where we are now, and how we build the future.

    More information on who will be on the panel will be added in the upcoming days.


    RSVP to receive the Zoom link.


    January 18, 2021 at 7pm
    207 rsvps

  • rsvped for Tea Time 2021-01-15 04:37:27 -0500

    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!

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


    January 28, 2021 at 7pm
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  • Book Club & Author Talk: The Dancing Girl and the Turtle

    We 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 anyaleonhard14@gmail.com for information on pre-ordering a book.

    February 28, 2021 at 8am
    9 rsvps rsvp

  • rsvped for Black History Month Marathon 2021-01-15 04:34:19 -0500

    Black History Month Marathon



    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.


    February 06, 2021 at 9am
    21 rsvps rsvp

  • rsvped for GBC Cafe - Jan 2021 2021-01-11 09:54:32 -0500

    GBC Cafe - Jan 2021

    This Cafe's Topic: We will discuss:

    The Georgia runoff election on Jan. 5th
    The Congressional certification of the Biden/Harris victory on Jan. 6th that was disrupted by a violent coup attempt orchestrated by lame duck President Trump
    Impeachment of Trump
    President Biden and Vice President Harris taking office on Jan. 20th
    What will happen next?

    This is an online event. You will receive the connection information in an email after your RSVP.


    Location   Local Time
    Vancouver, Canada  Pacific Standard Time 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Washington DC   Eastern Standard Time 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    London, UK GMT 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Paris, France  Central European Standard Time 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Athens, Greece Eastern European Standard Time 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
    Nairobi, Kenya  (GMT+3) 9:30 pm - 12:30 am
    UAE (GMT+4) 10:30 pm - 1:30 am
    Fiji (GMT+12) 6:30 am - 9:30 am

    We look forward to talking with you about this difficult subject.

    January 26, 2021 at 7:30pm
    18 rsvps rsvp

  • Inauguration Event - Calling All Volunteers

    "Now is when the real work begins. the hard work.  The necessary work.  the good work."

    Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris

    On November 7th, 2020, Kamala Harris, the newly elected Vice President of the United States, stepped up on stage and began her acceptance speech by stating, “...that America’s democracy is not guaranteed. It is only as strong as our willingness to fight for it, to guard it, and never take it for granted.”

    For the first time in many people’s lifetime, this election has displayed that action makes change — that voices, when united, are loud. Therefore, the Global Women’s Caucus of Democrats Abroad is accepting the torch that Vice President Kamala Harris has delivered to the people, and we are extending the responsibility of action to you.

    Join us on January 23rd at 10 am EST (US and Canada) for a celebration of the newly inaugurated Biden-Harris administration, as we share our plans for the coming year and present the many and varied opportunities for volunteering that the Global Women’s Caucus offers world-wide. Each of our Global Action Teams will give a short presentation on plans going forward and suggest ways that members can help out.

    We will then move to smaller break out sessions where our leaders will answer your questions, explain how members can establish local women’s caucus groups, and hear your own creative ideas for new ways our caucus might support our members and do the good work.

    Now that we are putting four long years of backward movement behind us, we are looking forward to the opportunity to address the many issues still facing women in the United States and to advance an agenda which will benefit all. To do that we need to refine our goals and develop plans which will be informed, realistic and action-oriented, and we need your help.

    We know you want to continue to be a part of the change that delivered Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to the White House. The real change will happen as the Biden-Harris administration begins, working with Nancy Pelosi and, we hope, a more productive Senate, to push their legislation in Congress. The Global Women’s Caucus will be focused on making sure women remain central to American domestic and foreign policy, however we need volunteers to make that happen. We are a global network of action driven individuals, working together from all over the world. We need you to help build our movement stronger. We need you for the vital fight that is ahead.

    Please RSVP below and join us for a fun and productive session!

    January 23, 2021 at 10am
    177 rsvps rsvp

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  • signed up on Taxation Task Force Signup 2020-06-30 03:12:26 -0400

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  • signed up on LGBTQ+ Signup 2020-05-06 15:33:21 -0400

  • donated on ActBlue 2020-04-23 15:23:27 -0400

  • published GPP Voting Center in Marseille was great ! in News 2020-03-11 04:56:56 -0400

  • signed up on Progressive Caucus Signup 2019-09-04 15:37:30 -0400

  • signed up on Hispanic Caucus Signup 2019-09-04 15:36:46 -0400

  • signed up on Global Black Caucus Signup 2019-09-04 15:35:05 -0400

  • published 4th of July Potluck Party ! in News 2019-07-11 05:01:35 -0400

    4th of July Potluck Party !

    We had a fabulous afternoon with lots of new and familiar faces coming and going to our Potluck Party last Sunday July 7th.

    Thanks to Pamela King for hosting the event in her beautiful house and garden

    And thanks to all who came and brought such fabulous food to share the spirit of Democracy !


Born and raised in Los Angeles California -I have been living in Marseille since 1994