Global Women's Caucus



  • GWC MONTHLY FEATURE

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    August 2020 is the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote!  The GWC is offering many events and resources to celebrate this important occasion, and to reinforce the need to protect voting rights today.

    Did you know that fewer than 24% of seats in the United States Congress are held by women?  The fight for women’s suffrage was just the beginning of America's journey to gender equity—we have more work to do!  Join us.

    Our Women’s Suffrage Commemoration will mark 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.  Even though women won the right to vote that year, the battle for women of color had to continue through the Civil Rights Act of 1965 and, even now, this right is threatened continually by attempts (too often successful) to suppress votes.  The interplay of these too-often divergent movements will be part of the conversations we want to have during this month of discussion and action. We will also discuss voter suppression efforts that target BIPIC communities in the US, and U.S. citizens living outside the country. 

    Check out the extensive toolkit that we have created that lists our upcoming events, books, videos and movies, content for social media posts and more that you can use to celebrate women’s suffrage and the ongoing struggle for voting rights.

    Download the Voting Rights and Women’s Suffrage Toolkit here or go to our Wiki Page to download the toolkit and any of our other materials!

    And watch this space for more info as we add more events and resources!

     

     

    DA Global Women's Caucus Leadership:

    Ann Hesse
    | Chair, Global Womens Caucus
    Christina Skovsgaard
    | Vice Chair Norway, GWC Steering Committee, GBC Steering Committee
    Stacey Kruckel
    | DAG Frankfurt Chapter Secretary and Co-Chair of the Communications Committee, Global Women's Caucus
    Carol Moore
    | GWC Steering Committee, Former Chair, DAUK, Founding Co-chair, DAUK Women's Caucus, Co-Chair DAUK PNR Healthcare Team, ERA Project, Florida Rep, DAUK Tax Reform Committee
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    News

    GWC July 2020 Newsletter


    Letter from the Editor

    Greetings from your Global Women’s Caucus Team! The summer is upon us, and the Global Women’s Caucus is busy planning activities. Our Women to Win Candidate Forum, featuring four fantastic women running for House seats, will take place on July 21st. We’re also busy planning activities for next month to celebrate the 100th anniversary of US women’s suffrage.

    In this month’s GWC newsletter, we spotlight the great women who will be participating in our Candidate Forum, as well as two other women running for office in November. We provide updates on election news, including information about DA's global election platform and an article on voter suppression. We also discuss the recent Supreme Court decision impacting access to abortion in Louisiana, and provide an update on ERA legislation.

    Finally, we feature an essay about how women turn terrible tragedy into positive political action, discuss the consequences of climate change via an article called Environmental Justice 101, and share our selection for the next Books Abroad reading group discussion.

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    GWC June 2020 Newsletter

    In this month’s GWC newsletter, our Candidate Action team features two articles that discusses the Black Lives Matter movement and the historic moment of change that we are facing. One article discusses how you can get involved to make change, even while living abroad, and the other discussions the intersections between racial injustice and environmental injustice.

    Our Candidate Information Team has been doing great work, and this month, they provide an interview with Wendy Davis, who is famous for her filibuster attempt to stop the closing of most abortion clinics in Texas in 2013, as well as profiles of two Democratic women running for Senate and the House of Representatives to represent Iowa.

    The pandemic has sadly caused a substantial increase in domestic violence both in the US and globally, and we feature an article that discusses some of the legislative measures that can be taken to address it.  

    Finally, June is Pride Month, and we provide the 2nd part of our two-part series of recommendations for books, podcasts, music and more to celebrate LGTBQ women.

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 31 rsvps
    Zoom - Virtual Forum

    Historians' POV: Women's Suffrage, Civil Rights & the Value of the Vote featuring Nikki Brown and Alison Parker

    The movements for suffrage and equal rights based on gender and on race intersected, overlapped and sometimes faced off throughout American history. Understanding when, how, and why is critical to ensuring these rights are protected. The histories of the U.S. women’s suffrage and civil rights movements also stimulate a timely conversation on the value of the vote today. 

    The GWC AND GBC invite you to join in conversation with two esteemed historians and writers, Dr. Alison M. Parker and Dr. Nikki Brown . They will explore the contested struggle for voting rights in the past and present in their opening remarks and will then respond to questions and comments from the audience.  

    ABOUT OUR GUESTS:

    Alison M. Parker is Chair & Richards Professor of American History at the University of Delaware. She has research and teaching interests in women’s and gender history, African American history, and legal history. In 2017-2018, Parker was an Andrew W. Mellon Advanced Fellow at the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University. Her book, Unceasing Militant: The Life of Mary Church Terrell is forthcoming (December 2020) from the University of North Carolina Press, in its John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture. Among other publications, Parker is the author of two monographs, Articulating Rights: Nineteenth-Century American Women on Race, Reform, and the State (2010) and Purifying America: Women, Cultural Reform, and Pro-Censorship Activism, 1873-1933 (1997). She also serves as the founding editor of the Gender and Race in American History book series for the University of Rochester Press. As Chair of the History Department at the University of Delaware, Parker is committed to helping to build a coalition of students, faculty, and staff promoting a wide-ranging anti-racism agenda.

     

    Nikki Brown Nikki Brown has been teaching American and African American history since 1999.  She majored in History at Oberlin College, and she earned a PhD in History from Yale University in 2001.  Her book, Private Politics and Public Voices:  Black Women’s Activism from World War I to the New Deal (Indiana University Press) won the Letitia Woods Brown Award for Best Book in African American Women’s in History in 2006.  The major themes in Dr. Brown’s work are around gender, race, identity, representation, and politics.  Dr. Brown is also a professional photographer, and has recently completed a photography project on African American men in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.  She is currently working on a book about Louisiana’s Civil Rights Movement.  Dr. Brown travels often to Turkey, where she taught Civil Rights history and American Women’s history in 2014 for one semester and 2018-2019 for the academic year, as a Senior Lecturer with the Fulbright/CIES Program. She is also preparing an oral history of the Afro-Turks, the African descendants of slaves in the Ottoman Empire.

     

    If you have questions for the panelists, you can send them in advance to womenscaucus@democratsabroad.org.

     

    Location

    Local Event Start Time

    Vancouver, Canada

    10:00 PDT

    Minneapolis, USA

    12:00 CDT

    Washington DC, USA

    13:00 EDT

    London, United Kingdom

    18:00 BST

    Frankfurt, Germany

    19:00 CEST

    Nairobi, Kenya

    20:00 EAT

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    21:00 GST

    Bangkok, Thailand

    22:00 ICT

    Beijing, China

    23:00 CST

     

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 07:00 PM Berlin Time · 3 rsvps

    Phonebanking Training and Q&A - GWC and DAG

    The Global Women's Caucus and Democrats Abroad Germany invite you to join us.

    Calling is one of the best ways to get our members to vote! It’s easy and effective!
    Do you, especially now, have time to make a few calls? Many of our members are at home, eager to receive them.

    Learn how to phonebank at this online live training. For beginners or to refresh your skills or to share your experience! We’ll focus on the basics, take questions, describe the new texting feature and discuss how it will be to call in the current environment.