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Our BISS Walking Tour

Program Meeting June 2017

A small group of members took part on the BISS walking tour last weekend,  which proved to be fascinating to say the least, says one member. Sadly the tour took place during the school break preventing many members from attending. Below a few pictures taken at Ost-Friedhof on St. Martins Strasse.

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Commonwealth, The History of Bees

Book Club – June 2017

This month our book club will be meet Tuesday, June 27th at 7pm and will be discussing two books.

Commonwealth book coverOur first book for the June meeting: Commonwealth is the seventh novel by American author Ann Patchett published in 2016. The novel begins with an illicit kiss that leads to an affair that destroys two marriages and creates a reluctantly blended family.

The History of Bees book coverOur second book: The History of Bees, A Novel by Maja Lunde.  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…

For more information, contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de

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American Citizen Services and Passport Day

Message for U.S. Citizens

American FlagThe U.S. Consulate General in Munich annually opens its doors to U.S. citizens and hosts the American Citizen Services (ACS) Information and Passport Day.  This year ACS Information Day will take place on Saturday, June 17 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the U.S. Consulate General on Koeniginstrasse 5.  The event is open to U.S. citizens and their immediate family members.

This multi-purpose event provides an opportunity for U.S. citizens to renew their U.S. passport on a Saturday, attend our Information Fair to learn about the various services available to them from U.S. and German civic and government organizations in Bavaria, and to enjoy an American-style 4th of July cookout.

If you would like to renew your passport on June 17, click here to schedule an appointment. Visit our website for a list of the documents required for the appointment and for information on other citizenship services, such as a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, which are offered at the U.S. Consulate General during normal business hours.

To learn more about the Information Fair and the list of organizations that will be attending, visit the Mission Germany website. Even if you don’t need to renew a passport, come and join us in the shade for the 4th of July cookout!  Some of your favorite American food, chips, snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

We hope to see you there!  Please bring your passport for entry.  Remember that personal electronic devices and backpacks are not allowed into the Consulate.

 

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OBACHT! Kultur-im-Quartier

From  June  23-25  over  50  artist studios in Haidhausen will be open daily  from  2-9  p.m.  One  of  the  participating  studios is Hands Gallery, owned and operated by AAUPW member Claudia Ziersch. Hands  Gallery will be offerering 6 different mini-workshops – ranging from paper folding to crocheting. Don’t  miss  this  rare  opportunity  to  view and support a wide variety of local artists! More information is available at: www.kultur-im-quartier.de

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Prayer of the Mothers – Nothing is as certain as Peace

WO/MEN S MARCH MUNICH

Peace is only possible when women of integrity and faith stand up for the future of their children!
When: Saturday, 24 June 2017 – 2 pm – Münchner Freiheit!

Deeply touched by the peace process in Israel in the autumn of 2016, singer and peace activist Yael Deckelbaum ( see video), wrote a song which would become a symbol of this movement for peace and the worldwide Women’s Marches. Now here in Munich, we are joining in the worldwide Women’s Marches. The starting point is Münchner Freiheit. The Münchner Friedenszug will follow the Leopoldstrasse to Professor-Huber-Platz. The Israeli singer Yael Deckelbaum will participate in the Munich march and will sing along with us.

The march is the expression of a global movement which focuses not on competition, but rather on connection, not exclusion but on humanity, not on intolerance but on freedom and diversity. It is about nothing less than changing our view and perspective, our coexistence with one another and life in the whole: Away from what separates us, to what connects us. This is nothing less than a small revolution.  Come and be a part of it! Come and march in Munich on June 24th and bring all your friends with you.

Share the event on Facebook and invite your friends to our event: https://www.facebook.com/PrayerofthemothersMunich

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Walking Tour

Program Meeting – June 2017

There is no Program Meeting in the month of June,  as we hold our annual walking tour which is only open to members and their families.

For more information about joining AAUPW or attending a future meeting, please contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de

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Club Elections

Program Meeting – May 2017

The May Program Meeting is a closed event, which is open to members only due to our yearly club elections. There will be no speaker. 

For more information about joining AAUPW or attending a future meeting, please contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de

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Anglo-Saxon Attitudes

Book Club – April 2017

Anglo-Saxon Attitudes Book CoverThis month we are meeting to discuss Anglo Saxon Attitudes by Angus Wilson.

If you are interested in joining, please email our club president for more details .

Tuesday, April 25th at 19:00
As always, please bring some food to share!

For more information, contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de

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“What Makes a Good Life?” a TED Talk

Program Meeting – April 2017

Wednesday, April 19th at 6:30 PM

The topic of our April meeting is  “What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness,” a TED talk by Harvard researcher Dr. Robert Waldinger, director of the Center for Psychodynamic Therapy and Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, and director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, a 75-year-long study on the lives of 724 adult men.

Dr. Waldinger is the fourth Director of the study, which is now following their wives (who said it’s about time!) and over 2000 children. The study has looked at the work, home lives (including intimate conversations with their wives) and health (including medical records) of a split group of men from one of Boston’s poorest neighborhoods and Harvard Sophomores.

For more information, please contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de

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March for Science in Munich

Support Free Science on Earth Day, April 22

The March for Science was a series of marches and rallies held in Munich, Germany, Washington, D.C. and over 600 cities across the world on Earth Day, April 22, 2017. The march was a non-partisan movement to celebrate science and the role it plays in everyday lives.[7]

The March for Science in Munich on April 22  ended with a closing rally at Siegestor, where various speakers spoke under the motto“For Free Science and Facts-Based Policy.” The organizers called upon scientists and citizens to take to the streets and jointly stand up for the values ​​and endurance of evidence-based and free science. “With the March for Science, we want to focus attention on science and its achievements,” said Randolph Caldwell, who organized the Munich March for Science. “Everyone who is concerned about the careful distinction between verified facts and personal opinion is invited to take part in this worldwide demonstration for research and science.”

Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society in Munich explains: “We are living in a time when things which had been self-evident are suddenly being questioned. The freedom of science is being questioned internationally – this is also the case in Europe. And although science in the 21st century – in the face of urgent global challenges such as climate change, the preservation of biodiversity, or the fight against infectious diseases – is more important than ever, we feel that evidence-based knowledge is increasingly under pressure. This is unacceptable not only for science, but also for civil societies. We have a responsibility. The March for Science is the opportunity to make this responsibility visible”. 

To find out more about the Science March in Munich movement visit them on Facebook or on the March for Science Germany Website which contains  contains other interesting tidbits such as this theory about why Fön and its ilk affect people’s moods:  ions created by winds may prompt changes in emotional states .