Susan Fitoussi rsvped for Celebrate & Watch the Biden Inauguration with Democrats Abroad France! 2021-01-16 08:50:20 -0500
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.WHENJanuary 20, 2021 at 5pmWHEREonline via Zoom
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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.
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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 ISTWHENFebruary 27, 2021 at 4pmWHEREZoom
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:
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:
UNC-CH digitization project, Documenting the American South
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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.WHENFebruary 23, 2021 at 7:30pmWHEREZoom
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
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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 ICTWHENFebruary 21, 2021 at 5pmWHEREZoom
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.WHENJanuary 18, 2021 at 7pmWHEREOnline-Zoom
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 22:00WHENJanuary 28, 2021 at 7pmWHEREZoom
Susan Fitoussi rsvped for Book Club & Author Talk: The Dancing Girl and the Turtle 2021-01-15 04:37:04 -0500
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information on pre-ordering a book.WHENFebruary 28, 2021 at 8amWHEREZoom
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.WHENJanuary 26, 2021 at 7:30pmWHEREWebEx
Susan Fitoussi rsvped for Inauguration Celebration - Calling All Volunteers 2020-12-10 06:12:48 -0500
"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!WHENJanuary 23, 2021 at 10amWHEREZoom
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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 !
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 !