Women’s History Month Speaker Series
with Katherine Spillar
March 8th @ 1pm EST (7pm CET) (10am PST)
The Executive Editor of Ms Magazine and Executive Director of the Feminist Majority, Katherine Spillar, will take a look at the tremendous history made as a result of the 2020 elections (particularly the historic achievements for women) and examine what they mean for the future. What is the significance of Biden's election and in having an equal number of women nominated to Cabinet positions? Why is it particularly critical for women that the U.S. invests in the care economy to effectively combat the pandemic and our looming economic crisis? What elements of the rescue package have particular importance for women? And, of course, what's next for the ERA and what can the Biden Administration do to help ensure it becomes part of the U.S. Constitution? Spillar's comments will be followed by a Q&A session.
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Women’s History Month Speaker Series
with Dr. Lori Ginzberg
March 2nd @ 1 pm EST (7pm CET) (10am PST)
Historian and professor Lori D. Ginzberg will lead us from the antebellum origins of the women’s rights movements through the passage of the 19th amendment and beyond, discussing the meanings of the vote and of commemoration itself. Author of Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life and Untidy Origins: A Story of Women's Rights in Antebellum New York, Dr. Ginzberg will help us understand the complicated issues, personalities, and priorities that ignited the drive for suffrage and the barriers and conflicting strategies which confronted the many passionate warriors for women's rights. As we untangle this history, the political challenges of today will unfold. Dr. Ginzberg will provide answers to questions following the discussion.
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A speed networking and leadership development workshop
Always wanted to get involved politically but not sure where to start? Democrats Abroad is a global organization with groups all around the world representing and organizing Americans. Learn how you can have an impact!
The workshop will:
- Introduce you to the Democrats Abroad organization at its different levels and corresponding leaders,
- Review the wide variety of volunteer roles available and their commitments in terms of time and responsibility,
- Clarify and demystify how any member can run for office within Democrats Abroad.
There will be three online sessions, each 1.5 hours, held at a time that is convenient for each region:
Each session will showcase four different Democrats Abroad Leaders, one for each of the Global, Regional, and Country levels, and one from a country without a Country Chapter from the region, interspersed with breakout rooms where you can engage in speed networking and discussions.
- Country-Committee leader: Adrienne Johnson, Chair, UK Black Caucus and former member of the UK Executive Committee
- Non-Affiliated leader: Elisabeth Myers, Democracy Lead for DA-Morocco
- Regional leader: Merrill Oates, former Regional Vice-Chair
- Global leader: Martha McDevitt-Pugh, DNC member, Global LGBT Caucus Co-Chair & Aaron Fishbone, Director Global Communications
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co-sponsored by the Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus and the Progressive Caucus
"Thrilling, mischievous, dazzling"
Join discussion about the film Parasite, co-sponsored by the AAPI and Progressive Caucuses. We'll watch some short clips from the movie and discuss the film.
This South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-Ho is considered by many critics to be the best film of 2019. It was hugely successful and received numerous accolades. Not only was it the first South Korean film to win the Palm d’Or award at Cannes but was also the first foreign language film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Spoiler Alert*: We recommend you to watch the film before joining the discussion.
Parasite is available to stream on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.
Parasite Article from the Washington Post:
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The Global AAPI Caucus and the Germany-Saxony Book Club are 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 [email protected] for information on pre-ordering a book.
Democrats Abroad Norway Chair Audrey Camp sat down with TV2 to discuss the reaction of Americans abroad President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Accord. She was joined by Austin Rasmussen of Republicans Overseas.