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Join the Film Committee for an exclusive screening and conversation with Barbara Attie, the award-winning director of the short documentary Abortion Helpline: This is Lisa. Take this opportunity to engage in an important and timely discussion of key and pressing issues facing American women: the unrelenting struggle to secure the basic right to exercise control over their own bodies, health and the choice whether to have children. This film takes us into the room where counsellors staffing an under-funded abortion helpline listen to women’s urgent appeals for financial help.
DA and DAUK members who have played leading roles advocating and working on these issues will lead the after-screening discussion. With Democrats in power, we can and will advance women’s healthcare rights.
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Over the past year, 3,800 incidents of discrimination and hate crimes against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community have been reported – two out of three by women – everything from physical assaults to verbal accusations. In commemoration of Asian History Month, join the Women’s Caucus for an open discussion to learn more about the lived experience of the AAPI community within Democrats Abroad, the history of anti-Asian racism in the United States, and to learn what you can do as an ally or member of the community if you experience or witness xenophobia.
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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!