All of our events are open to all DAUK Members!
New members may join at the meeting.
Join us as we discuss issues of military justice with the Founder & Chair, President, and Treasurer of Protect Our Defenders (POD), the pre-eminent national human rights organization dedicated to ending sexual violence, victim retaliation, misogyny, sexual prejudice, and racism in the military and combating a culture that has allowed it to persist. We will focus on the ways in which the military has led social change through history, POD’s study on racial disparities in military justice and current legislation which could radically improve the delivery of justice to the victims for whom POD advocates. After their comments all of the speakers will answer questions.
Internationally renowned expert on women’s economic development and Emeritus DP World Professor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Oxford. Professor Linda Scott will join us to discuss the research behind the findings in her recently-published book: “The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Empowering Women.” Her analysis of international gender data shows the reality of a distinctive pattern of economic inequality which, when combined with cultural impediments, forms the shadow economy unique to women, the “Double X Economy.”
Shockingly, 1 in 5 high school-age girls and 1 in 10 college girls in the US have needed to skip school due to being unable to afford menstrual products. Beyond this, addressing the global education gap for girls is urgent not only to address income inequality but also climate change, public health outcomes, and to effect transformation of communities and culture around the world. Join Katherine Huang for a conversation on these vital topics including actions we can take to effect change today.
Wildfires in Australia. Wildfires in California. The Amazon burned to make way for cattle grazing. Pledges to plant a billion trees. Carbon offsetting by protecting forests. The planet’s forests have become ground zero for climate impacts and climate action. In honor of Earth Week 2021, The Climate Action Team and Democrats Abroad Spain are hosting “Our Forests and Our Climate: an Earth Week Guided Discussion” with Daniel James, newly elected chair of DA Spain. Daniel has decades of expertise in forest management and environmental policy, working on the Hill, for the US Forest service, and most recently, as Acting Deputy Under Secretary and senior advisor for Natural Resources and Environment at USDA.
Please join our Podcast Club to celebrate Earth Day! This month, we will be discussing “A Wind Farm in Coal Country” from the Daily Podcast, which can be found here. We will give a brief summary and discuss how we can improve discussions of climate change with people on both sides of the aisle, as well as give an update for plans for the Women’s Caucus in 2021.
Join us for our next general DAUK Women’s Caucus meeting to talk all things International Women’s Day, Women’s Caucus, and more!