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AAUPW is a private organization based in Munich, Germany for American and other English-speaking women graduates of an American accredited college or university.

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In addition to our monthly program meeting, which features a guest speaker and a lively discussion, we offer a variety of other monthly events and activities.

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Recent & Upcoming Events

Fake News in Mainstream Media?

Program Meeting – October 2017

Fall Meeting – Wednesday, October 18 at 18:30

Illustration of “fake news” from 1894 by Frederick Burr Opper

Fake news as defined by Wikipedia is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate misinformation spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media.[1] Fake news is written and published with the intent to mislead in order to gain financially or politically, often with sensationalist, exaggerated, or patently false headlines that grab attention.[2]

Within seconds of the deadly Las Vegas attack, mainstream platforms such as Facebook and Google started circulating politicized fake news about who the Las Vegas shooter was in the latest example of fake news polluting social media amid a breaking news story. The flow of misinformation on Monday illustrated a particularly grim trend.
 
Sabine Wolf ,  a free-lance German journalist, author and moderator based in Munich, will be speaking to us about her perspective on fake news at our next meeting on October 18th. Ms. Wolf has worked for more than 20 years for German public television stations such as ARD and the Bayerische Rundfunk among others, as an investigative journalist and filmmaker with a focus on economy, finance and politics. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Bayerischen Fernsehpreis in 2012 and the Ernst-Schneider Preis in 2011, 2012 and 2015. Most recently she was recognized for her documentary about counterfeit medications for ARD.
 

For more information about being a guest at this months meeting, please contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de

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Upcoming Events

Amerika Haus Book Swap

Sunday, Oct. 8th, from 10:00 – 15:00 pm
Barerstr. 19a, Munich

The idea is to bring your books, exchange them for Book Swap Coupons. Use these to swap other books. More info at www.amerikahaus de
Dee, your friendly Booklover!
 

Remember: sharing is caring – please only swap books in good condition.
You can bring your books with you on the day of the Book Swap or exchange them in advance for Book Swap Coupons at our reception (only from Monday, October 2, to Friday, October 6, during our regular business hours).

Emmaus Church Booksale

CALLING ALL BOOKLOVERs  . . .On S aturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15, the Emmaus Church in Harlaching, Laurinpl.1,  will hold a sale of books in both German and English. Hours on both days are 1100 to 1700. 

2017 Haar English Book Sale

Haar English BooksaleFriday, October 13th from 15:00 – 19:00 and
Saturday, October 14th from 11:00 – 15:00
Ernst-Mach-Gymnasium, Jagdfeldring 82, 85540 Haar.

To donate english books or for more information, see the Facebook page of the  Haar English Booksale

Munich Community Event

Mozart Concert Evening – Mozart Requiem organized by MING Member TripleD Events
Saturday, 21st October starting at 20:00
Herkulessaal in the Residenz
Features a special German-American classical concert celebrating the debut of a new partnership between the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bayerische Philharmonie and highlighting this with a special production of the Mozart Requiem

American Drama Group

 

The American Drama Group Europe – Founded during 1978 in Munich and led by AGBC Munich member Grantly Marshall, the ADGE’s goal is to perform high quality theatre in as many countries in the world as possible.  Today the organization’s reach includes many countries in Europe and Asia, and it is now making a Pan-European tour.  The actors come from New York, London and Paris (in 1985 French performances were added to our repertoire) where the productions are cast and directed. The plays performed include American, British and French classic and modern dramas.  Further details are available at www.adg-europe.com

Save the dates and attend some great theater.  Grantly and the American Drama Group team have a wonderful scope of theater production pieces coming our way during the next 6 months. Here three performing before the end of 2017.

Notre Dame de Paris (Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo, in French. Monday, 16 Oct and Tuesday, 17 Oct (1100 and 1930) – Kulturzentrum Gasteig München, Carl-Orff-Saal, Rosenheimerstr. 5, 81667 Munich.  Entry Cost Eur 23 or advance purchase including fee for the Abendkasse Eur 28 (Students 15).

My Sister Syria (Thriller – Immigration and the Roots of Terrorism) by Paul Stebbings and Phil Smith, in English.  Monday, 4th Dec through Thursday, 7th Dec (1100 and 1930) – Theater LEO 17, Leopoldstr. 17, 80802 Munich.  Entry Cost Eur 23 or advance purchase including fee for the Abendkasse Eur 28 (Students 14).

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, in English.  Wednesday, 13th Dec (1100), Monday 18th Dec through Thursday, 21 Dec (1100 ad 1930), and Friday, 22 Dec (0900 and 1930) – Kulturzentrum Gasteig München, Carl-Orff-Saal, Rosenheimerstr. 5, 81667 Munich.  Entry Cost Eur 23 or advance purchase including fee for the Abendkasse Eur 28 (Students 15).

MING Member Haar Disciples

Haar Disciples

A final note on MING Member Haar Disciples:  Riding on the wings of their best-ever season, the Disciples reached the Semi-Finals of the 1st Bundgesliga Baseball 2017 playoffs before losing the final game of the best-of-5 game series to the Bonn Capitals 5-2.  Finishing with a 33-14 record, the Disciples had a spectacular season featuring often outstanding pitching, great defense, timely hitting, and a number of exciting, nail-biting games right up to the final out.   Their website is www.disciples.de.  Hats of to the guys and their great performance throughout the year.  And to sports announcer Tim Collins. 
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Egalia’s Daughters, The History of Bees, The Founding Gardeners . .

Book Club - Fall 2017

October – Egalia's Daughters

Egalia’s Daughters: A Satire of the Sexes by Gerd Brantenberg.

An interesting thought-provoking satire on gender roles and in particular the fortunes of one “masculinist” boy who tries to fight against the oppression of his gender. It’s an upside-down society, in which men are repressed and taken advantage of, and women have all the power.

November – The History of Bees

The History of Bees, A Novel by Maja LundeThe History of Bees book cover

In the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this dazzling and ambitious literary debut follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees—and to their children and one another—against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis.   England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive—one that will give both him and his children honor and fame.   United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper fighting an uphill battle against modern farming, but hopes that his son can be their salvation…

 

The Founding Gardeners

The Founding Gardeners: How the Revolutionary Generation created an American Eden by Andrea Wulf.

The follow up to the award-winning and critically acclaimed history of British gardening, this is the story of how George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison’s passion for nature, plants, agriculture and gardens shaped the birth of America. The Founding Gardeners offers a fascinating look at the revolutionary generation from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen and farmers.

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