Sponsored by Spain Women's Caucus
A very special opportunity to join local cookery school proprietor Ricky M live in the kitchen just a pebble’s throw from the shores of the Med. In a relaxed two hours of cooking we’ll truly master the traditional making of Paella and learn how to produce some tapas dishes for any occasion.
This bespoke 2-hour programme from coastal Catalunya in north-eastern Spain will bring alive this most well known and fabulous of dishes; a chance to tweak your own Paella or maybe cook it for the first time. Ricky will be preparing tapas too, a combo of familiar and inspiring little plates. The great thing is that you can cook along with Ricky! The time and pace will allow you to produce a Paella for family or friends to enjoy as soon as the cameras are switched off. When you sign-up to this exciting class we’ll send you a list of all the ingredients and any special cooking tools you might need, together with any prior prep required to cook live.
Ricky M is an English born chef and former restaurateur; an accomplished specialist in Catalan, Spanish and wider Mediterranean cookery based in Spain for the best part of 20 years. You’’ll never forget one of Ricky’s recipes for he adds anecdotes and enthusiasm in no small measure and his colourful personality (not to mention his image!) will always remind you of the ingredients, methods and passion that make up a meal blessed by the sun.
“This is such a great opportunity to cook again in my beautiful Catalunya, having just returned after 8 months based down south in Andalusia where the Med meets the Atlantic. Despite the restrictions of covid it was a great opportunity to learn more about the region’s food and cooking and here I’m delighted to share at least one of the tapas dishes that’s been inspired by my time south. My demo Paella will break the usual seafood vision of this great rice dish from Valencia and will be made with ingredients from the mountains, always popular when I teach this. That said, you’ll easily be able to adapt it to your own requirements.” Ricky M.
While the event is free, we are hoping you will make a small donation to support Democrats Abroad.
If you cannot afford to make a donation, consider volunteering your time, or bringing a friend to the event.
SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND KEYNOTES WOMEN’S ECONOMIC FORUM: RESETTING THE U.S. AGENDA FOR WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT
The return to Democratic leadership has reset the U.S. agenda for women across race, sexual orientation, and geography. This moment calls for bold political, social, and economic investments that lead to shared prosperity and equitable recovery for women.
Join U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for an important discussion of what is being done, and what must be done, at the Federal and State level to capitalize on this important moment, and to address the policy perspectives we bring as Democrats Abroad.
Senator from NY since 2009, Gillibrand has led legislative action on numerous issues including sexual assault in the military, child nutrition, childcare for members of the Armed Forces, and parental leave.
Our conversation with the Senator will be followed by a panel of leading experts across several issue areas that impact women’s economic status as documented in the 2020 Democrats Abroad Platform and offer policy remedies that root out biases that shut women out.
The Panel will examine four issues within the Platform that are key to reversing inequalities for women: Intersectionality, Economic Inequality, Social Safety Net, and Sexual Identity Equality. Featured Panelists:
Intersectionality: Why Connecting the Dots Matter in the Fight for Women’s Equality - Dr. Ronda Zelezney-Green, Chief Learning Officer, BRK Ujima
Economic Inequality – Building an Inclusive Economy for the Long Term - Dr. Linda Scott, Emeritus Professor, University Oxford
Social Welfare: Assuring A Baseline of Support and Security for Women - Dr. C. Nicole Mason, president/CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research (WPR)
The Economic Case for LGBT Equality - Dr. M. V. Lee Badgett, distinguished scholar, the Williams Institute & Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Forum, sponsored by the Global Women’s Caucus Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative will be presented virtually on Zoom from 3pm-5pm CET. Forum attendees will be invited to join discussion breakout sessions with our panelists at the conclusion of their presentations. This event is open to all DA members, US elected officials, members of academia, and the global expat community.
You won’t want to miss this important exchange with champions of women’s issues.
Our Event Sponsors
On March 8, 2021 DA Alicante was proud to host our 1st International Women's Day event.
As Americans living abroad in beautiful Spain, we decided that it was important to find out the past and current plight and struggles of Spanish women. An amazing panel with diversified backgrounds in education, law, arts and culture, advertisement, activism, journalism, producers, directors, writers, artist, actors, interpreters, housing development, union organizer and administrators participated.
Our goal was to create an international bond of friendship and sisterhood!
The VIDEO of this wonderful event has been reproduced into two parts! Please take some time to listen, learn and possibly lend a helping hand to our Spanish friends.
* Video Length (Part 1): 1 hour 14 minutes
* Video Length (Part 2): 28 minutes
Part 2 of our March 8, 2021 International Women's Day event brings to the forefront some of the struggles of women not only in Spain but all over the world. Goya award winning screenwriter and director Ana Martinez Álvarez shared her short film, Pantalones, on women’s inequality through the discriminatory and sexual harassment practices that many women have faced over their careers. In Spain this 4-minute film was rated for all audiences which would be equivalent to a PG rating in the US. With that said, there are graphic scenes and viewer discretion is advised.
DA Spain Women's Caucus says Hola!
Twenty people attended the preliminary organizational meeting of the Democrats Abroad Spain Women’s Caucus on March 18.
The meeting opened with participants’ introductions and a presentation by Ann Hesse, Chair of the DA Global Women’s Caucus (GWC). Ann provided a quick history of the GWC and laid out its three pillars: Education; Community Building; and Activism, particularly in the form of get-out-the-vote efforts. Approximately 10,000 women currently belong to the GWC. Over 300 of those members live in Spain.
Next up, moderator Andrea Host-Barth led the discussion, turning the focus to goals and organizational steps for a DA Spain Women’s Caucus. The Caucus intends to focus initially on providing education on environmental issues, and building community with small, local events. Members were encouraged to support the call-to-action initiatives already available on the GWC website.
The Caucus hopes to play two other roles as well. First, the Caucus can interact with the GWC, helping members in Spain and members of the worldwide group to share ideas and coordinate activities. Second, the DA Spain Women’s Caucus can serve as a template for creating Women’s Caucuses in other countries.
DA Spain’s Women’s Caucus is moving forward in its organizational process. The Caucus welcomes people of all genders as leaders, members, and volunteers.
Interested in starting your country women’s caucus? Send email to [email protected]