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Evening with Robby Mook & Governor Martin O’Malley Fundraiser

Click on photo for the rest of the photos–these are by Karen Axelrad.  There will be more soon. Here is the video with Governor O’Malley playing the guitar and singing.

Evening with Robby Mook & Governor Martin O’Malley Fundraiser

Robby Mook, Secretary Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, and Governor Martin O’Malley, Hillary’s and Bernie’s competitor for the Democratic Party’s nomination last year, are both coming to Berlin this weekend!

Join Democrats Abroad Germany (DAG), DAG LGBT Caucus, and Democrats Abroad Berlin for an intimate evening fundraiser with Robby Mook & Governor Martin O’Malley.

On Sunday, March 12th, 2017, at CIEE Global Institute Berlin (Gneisenaustraße 27, 10961) in Kreuzberg, Robby Mook will be speak about the election, fake news, and other topics as well as taking questions from the audience. Afterwards, Governor O’Malley will also present prepared remarks and take questions from the audience.
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A Day Without A Woman – Berlin Solidarity March on March 8th, 2017

Democrats Abroad will be marching in solidarity with the A Day Without a Woman action as a block at the Frauen*kampftag Demonstration on March 8th, 2017 starting at 5pm at Hermannplatz.

Update: We’ll be gathering in front of the McDonalds.

Join us on International Women’s Day to stand up for equality and justice for women, and the freedom to choose. As a continuation of the first Women’s March in January, Democrats Abroad will join together with multiple groups in Berlin to show its support and determination to fight for women’s rights. It is important that we send the message that what happened on January 21st around the world was not a one-time event, but truly the start of a movement. (more…)

Sign-Making Workshop on March 4th for Int’l Women’s Day

In preparation for the March 8th Women’s March in Berlin, come to a sign-making workshop this Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 3-7pm! Some material will be provided, but if you have extra paint, cardboard or markers, please bring them along.

Democrats Abroad will be marching in solidarity with the US Women’s Strike and the Women’s March as a block at the Frauen*kampftag Demonstration on March 8th, 2017. More information about the march can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1875179609364692/

Looking forward to seeing you at the workshop and demonstration. You can RSVP here (to let us know how many to expect) and please share this event on Facebook and encourage friends to come!

Location: Berlin Cosmopolitan School, Invalidenstraße 130, 10115 Berlin-Mitte
Time: Saturday March 4th, 2017 3-7pm

March Political Pub Night — Eschenbräu

Come join us at for political pub night at ESCHENBRÄU (Triftstr. 67, 13353 Berlin-Wedding) on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 from 7pm. It’s a great chance to find folks to do political action with, to learn about what’s planned in the coming weeks, or just unload about what’s been going on.

It’s located in Wedding a few steps from U-Bahn Leopoldplatz, on the U9 and U6 lines. Stop by for the famous home brewed beers and great German food in a fun Berlin atmosphere, stay for the the good company of fellow Democrats and progressives!

Bring friends and liberal-leaning folks interested in drinking a beer with Berlin’s best political group! We’re looking forward to seeing you all.

It’s not required, but RSVP to let us know you’re coming and please help out by sharing this event on Facebook.

March 2017 Meeting — Int’l Women’s Day Eve

Show your support for International Women’s Day at our March meeting on March 7th, 2017 from 7:30pm, the “eve” of International Women’s Day! Democrats Abroad Berlin will be confirming new board members, launching an Op-Ed action, and inviting two speakers to discuss women’s social movements in Germany and the United States.

Please note the different meeting location for this meeting! For this meeting, we’ve found a temporary new location at Begegnungsstätte Falckensteinstrasse in Kreuzberg to make sure there’s room everyone who wants to attend the meeting.

The location is NOT a restaurant. Beverages available by donation. If you can contribute a (simple) dish for a potluck dinner, please email dag-berlin@democratsabroad.org to coordinate.

AGENDA

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2017 Annual General Meeting of Democrats Abroad Germany

The 2017 annual general meeting (AGM) of our national organization, Democrats Abroad Germany, is taking place in Berlin from March 31 – April 2, 2017. In addition to being the single meeting each year where the entire membership gathers, this year we will elect a new executive committee.

Registration details here: http://www.democratsabroad.org/848/dag_annual_general_meeting_executive_committee_elections?recruiter_id=1464  (more…)

Organizing for International Women’s Day

As discussed at the last chapter meeting, there are a lot of ideas for what we can do on International Women’s Day, from the strike that’s been called for to a march or protest. Even though we have almost an entire month until March 8th, there is a lot to be done.

We will plan to meet on Sunday, February 12th, at 12:30pm at Oslo Kaffebar (Eichendorffstraße 13 Berlin 10115). It is located between Nordbahnhof and Naturkundenmuseum and isn’t too far from of the Women’s March Huddles, for those that are planning to attend that.

Please come with your ideas and we hope that we will be able to really get the ball rolling on our next march/event!

February Chapter Meeting

We’re excited by the energy and momentum kicked off by the marches and demonstrations around the inauguration. Check out some of the photos and news reports on our Facebook page if you haven’t seen them yet: https://www.facebook.com/demsinberlin

People gather in front of the U.S. Embassy on Pariser Platz beside Brandenburg Gate in solidarity with women’s march in Washington and many other marches in several countries, in Berlin, Germany, January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Here’s what’s next: join Democrats Abroad Berlin for our February monthly meeting at 7:30pm on February 7, 2017.

– Agenda –

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Call for Board Members
  • Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Dates, Homestays, Volunteers
  • Monthly Action! – How to best contact your congressman
  • International Women’s Day – Planning and Ideas – March 8th
  • DA Berlin’s Next Steps: A roundtable discussion on how to best move forward as a chapter under a Trump presidency. Examples: Call your congressperson nights, Women’s March 10 Actions in 100 Days, Solidarity Dinners, 50 State Captains Explanation and Sign-Up
  • Action Email List – Sign up for a more active DA emailing list
  • Cellar Needed! DA Berlin has stuff. Can you hold on to it?
  • Members’ Announcements

If you’ve never attended a meeting or an event before, we welcome new faces! You’ll find us upstairs at Max & Moritz in Kreuzberg on Oranienstr. 162, 10969 Berlin.

It’s not required, but RSVP here to let us know you’re coming and please help out by sharing this event on Facebook.

Women’s March on Washington in Berlin

On Saturday, January 21st, 2017 from 11am-12 noon in Berlin, we are gathering in front of the US Embassy on Pariser Platz in solidarity with women’s marchers around the planet. This march is focused on standing up for women’s rights and for groups that feel marginalized. All people are welcome.

Feel free to make signs and bring candles. There will be no speeches or performances.

For updates, please check the event on Facebook and invite your friends!

The Mission of the Women’s March on Washington as stated on their website

The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us – immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault – and our communities are hurting and scared. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.

In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.

HEAR OUR VOICE.

Guidelines for participation (and a note for sign makers!):

  • We are nonpartisan, and will not use the Women’s March primarily to criticize politicians or political parties.
  • We will use no violence (physical or verbal) towards any person.
  • We will not destroy or damage property.
  • We will promote a tone of respect, honesty, transparency, and accountability in our actions.
  • We will not carry anything that can be construed as a weapon, nor possess (or consume) any alcohol or drugs.
  • We will all hold each other accountable to respecting these agreements.

WORDS WE LIKE: Dignity, Justice, Freedom, Unity, Democracy, Solidarity, Human Rights, Women’s Rights

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Resources for signs:

Read about the Unity Principles of the Women’s March.