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Vernissage Susanne Heiker Photographer

Hands Gallery invites you to an evening with Susanne Heiker on Thursday,
July 14th from 5 to 9 p.m. in Pariser Strasse 21!

Susanne  is  an  amazing portrait photographer, who believes that your family  photos  tell YOUR story. She also documented the Women's March this  year.  Please come by to meet Susanne, see her photos and maybe even have a chance to win a Family Photo Session.

Hands Gallery is a cooperative of artisans who create and sell a selection of unique items. Every item is individually crafted by hand, providing customers with a one-of-a-kind product that can’t be found anywhere else.

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Sewing with IMMA in May

Zipping along

On  Thursday,  May  3rd  AAUPW Member Claudia Ziersch journeyed to the IMMA Safehouse once again to complete a sewing project with the girls. "I  had recently been given a huge box of zippers, which enabled me to sew  zippered  bags  with the girls.  They could choose the size they wanted  to  make  -  coin purse or cosmetic bag - and the fabric they wanted  to  use. As usual, there was some grumbling, but at the end I had a hard time convincing them to give me the bags so I could take a picture!"

Here the results:
Again, special thanks to Claudia for continuing to keep us updated on her work with the girls at IMMA!

 

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Book Club - Spring 2018

March - The Handmaid's Tail

The Handmaid's Tail by Margaret Atwood

A dystopian novel set in a near-future New England in a United States governed by a totalitarian theocracy, where women have absolutely no rights.[1] The Handmaid's Tale explores themes of women in subjugation to misogyny in a patriarchal society and the various means by which these women attempt to gain individualism and independence.

 

April - The Japanese Lover

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents, The Japanese Lover explores questions of identity, abandonment, redemption, and the unknowable impact of fate on our lives. [1] 1939: As the world goes to war, Alma Belasco's Polish parents send her to live in safety with relatives in San Francisco. There she meets Ichimei Fukuda, the son of the family's Japanese gardener, and between them a tender love blossoms. . . [2]

May - The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

In the novel, the Underground Railroad is chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.[1]  In Whitehead’s conception, the Underground Railroad is not a metaphor—but an actual railroad winding beneath the earth, as conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. A suspenseful tale of escape and pursuit, it combines elements of fantasy and the counter-factual with an unflinching, painfully truthful depiction of American slavery. [1]

Stay informed

See what books we've discussed in the past by visiting the book club section of our news page. For more information about upcoming book club meetings, contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de

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MVV-Stadtrallye

It's a Scavenger Hunt!

Saturday, May 5, 2018 (10:30 - 14:00)

3, 2, 1 ... and go! On Saturday, 5 May 2018, the MVV invites young and old to an exciting discovery tour of the city by taking part in the 16th annual Scavenger hunt. Whether alone, as a couple, with a few friends or as a family - quiz enthusiasts need nothing more than a single or group day pass. And with the right answers you may win a great prize! Says AAUPW president Jane, who has taken part in past Munich scavenger hunts “This is really a great, fun way to learn about this fabulous city we live in!” The tour takes about 2.5 hours, depending on how many breaks you take.

Questionaires are handed out on May 5th from 10:30 am to 2 pm at the MVV office on Isartor, Thierschstraße 2.

Answers sheets can be dropped off May 5th from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the MVV office on Isartor, Thierschstraße 2 for anyone wishing to take part in the winner's draw. Winners will be notified 1-2 days later.

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Mudbound– Film Screening and Talk

Amerikahaus Program May

What:      Mudbound – film screening and discussion in English with author Hillary Jordan
When:      Friday, 18th May 1900-2100
Where:    University of Television and Film Munich (HFF Munich), Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1, 80333 München
Cost:         Free
Sign-up:   http://www.amerikahaus.de/veranstaltungen/detail/mudbound/

The film “Mudbound” follows the story of two men – one white, one black – returning home from WWII to life in the Mississippi Delta. As their families struggle to share the land, they discover that what they hold in common is truer than what tears them apart.  Based on the much appraised book Mudbound by Hillary Jordan, it was adapted into a critically acclaimed film in 2017.   The movie has earned numerous accolades and honors, including four Academy Award nominations. The Washington Post declared it “the best picture of the year.” 

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Upcoming Events in May 2018

U.S. Tax Seminar: The impact of Repatriation & GILTI taxes on Americans in Germany

9:30 - 12:00) Eden Hotel Wolff, Arnulfstrausse 4, Munich

Tax Briefing for tax professionals and US Citizens Living in Germany: The 2017 US tax reform created two new taxes: the Repatriation and GILTI taxes. Although intended for US multinationals like Google and Apple, these taxes have a severe impact on American citizens and Greencard holders who are professionals or business owners living in Germany. Mr. Silver has initiated a global tax advocacy effort to exempt expats from these taxes. To learn more about and support it, see the Democrats Abroad page for more information: taxes.  https://www.democratsabroad.org/letter_campaign_repatriation_gilti_taxes

See additional details: Tax Event Monte Silver
Munich event is free but advance registration is required.  To register, send email to:  info@silvercolaw.com

Evening Tax Seminar for US Citizens Living in Germany

Evening Tax Briefing and Program for US Citizens Living in Germany: The will be presented in English by members of the Forum für Nachfolge- und Vermögensplanung e.V.   The presentations span taxation for U.S. Citizens, wealth management and financial planning and estate planning. The discussions will be followed by light refreshments and networking.  The announcement along with details of how to register for the event appear in the attachment. 
For the complete Agenda: 180602EveningTaxBriefing.docx

2018 American/Bavarian Golf Tournament

In co-ordination with AIMS International, the AGBC is co-sponsoring the 2018 American/Bavarian Golf Tournament at Golfclub Tegernbach which is located in Tegernbach, near Mittelstetten, about 45 km northwest of Munich.   We will have 18 holes of golf for experienced golfers and a Schnupperkurs for beginners.  The golf activities will be followed by a relaxing and revitalizing round of drinks at the clubhouse and then an early evening American/Bavarian BBQ. 
Special request:  To help us estimate how many to plan for, please sign up ASAP on the AGBC Community Platform events tool at www.agbc-munich.com. ; Also we are requesting a deposit of Eur 50.00 for the golfers.  lf you know of firms or groups interesting in co-sponsoring our event, please contact Larry: lschulzl@aol.com.
Additional details can be found in attachment: 180602AmericanBavarianGolfTournamentVersion3

 

Understanding American Evangelicals in the Age of Trump

Amerika Haus Program:  An insiders political critique 
Amerika Haus, Barer Str. 19a, 80333 München. 

Discussion being led by Dr. Gary Edwards, Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies at Arkansas State University. See the Amerika Haus website for additional details: http://www.amerikahaus.de/veranstaltungen/

Münchener Volkshochchule in English

A wealth of courses and events await you!
If you’re an expatriate whose English is better than their German, look no further. MVHS has many interesting courses, events and seminars to whet even the most discerning of appetites! This semester’s program offers many courses to help you get creative in Arts & Crafts as well as a variety of new culinary experiences in Food & Drink. Brand new this semester is a section aimed at the expatriate parents in Munich. If you need help in negotiating the German school system, the People & Society section will point you in the right direction. Go to www.mvhs.de/en for further information.

Global Entry Enrollment Events in Germany

May 17 and 18, 2018 at Munich Airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will hold special enrollment events for CBP’s Global Entry program, which allows expedited immigration and customs clearance into the United States for pre-approved, low-risk travelers. Global Entry is open to U.S. and German citizens as well as citizens of select other countries.  See more by visiting the US Embassy page
More information about the program and who is eligible can be found at: https://www.cbp.gov/travel/trusted-traveler-programs/global-entry/eligibility.

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Gender and Right-Wing Populism in Germany

Program Meeting - April 2018

Wednesday, April 18th at 6:30 PM

Our speakers this month are Dr. Paula-Irene Villa and Dr. Imke Schmincke, who will speak about Gender and Right Wing populism.   Dr. Paula-Irene Villais full professor and chair for Sociology and Gender Studies at LMU München. Her research focuses on the analysis of biopolitics, Cultural Studies, Care & Gender, and Science/Academia and Gender. She's published widely on gender/social theory, the sociology of embodiment, beautification and normalization, feminist body politics, and on German and European "anti-genderism" as part of new nationalist populism.

Dr. Imke Schmincke is Academic Councilor for Gender Studies at the Institute for Sociology of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. Her work focuses on feminist and critical social theory, research on the women's movement, body sociology, sociology of inequality, gender sociology, and urban and spatial research.

Drs. Villa and Schmincke will speak about why and how gender has become a “thing” in right-wing populism in Germany.

For more information about AAUPW or attending this month's event, please contact our club president at: info@aaupw.de

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Upcoming Events in April 2018

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Session with Certified Tax Consultant

Annual Tax Session with Certified Tax Consultant Natalie Pollinger

Location:  HPKJ e.V. Saarstraße 5, 80797 München

Join the Democrats Abroad April meeting to hear a presentation from US Tax Consultant, Natalie Pollinger.

Mrs. Pollinger is registered as an Enrolled Agent in the US. In the last 12 years Natalie worked for 8.5 years as a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCooper in New York and also in Luxembourg. Prior to that, Natalie worked for Siemens and also for KPMG in New York and Munich as a tax consultant. Natalie is specialized in US income tax matters for US citizens and permanent residents (Greencard holders) living outside of the US and also foreign nationals living in the USA or with US connection. In addition she supports clients with tax advice for expatriate issues and individual tax planning.  

In addition, we will briefly discuss the Tax bill and action Democrats Abroad have been taking over this past year. 
This event is open to non members as well. 

Beer, cocktails and water as well as baked goods will be available for purchase, with all proceeds going to the Munich Chapter of
Get Out the Vote 2018.

Concert with composer and cellist Graham Waterhouse

"Werewolf Project" with Graham Waterhouse 

Institute of Charismology presents composer and cellist Graham Waterhouse who was born in London and has now made Munich his home.  This is a special and very unusual solo concert with an inspiring musician, full of humour – in English and German:  The Werewolf Project – Music for Cello and the spoken word with Graham Waterhouse. 
Price:    Eur 12
Details and Reservations:   http://charismology.com/event/special-concert-the-werwolf-project-with-cellist-graham-waterhouse/

 

Concert by Song Poet Torsten Riemann

Kulturzentrum Einstein, Einsteinstr. 42 in

Institute of Charismology presents this concert which provides a new and unusual concept featuring Berlin-based song poet Torsten Riemann, who is also a choir leader and life coach. Herr Riemann, who hails from Berlin, was last heard in Munich many years ago together with the renowned cabarettist, Helmut Ruge.

“Riemann captures his audience with his passion but with no attempt to ingratiate himself. Tenderly and compassionately he lays open to us the people in his songs. ...” Mäarkische Allgemeine

Concert only Price:    Eur 25
Information and Reservations:   http://charismology.com/event/das-coaching-konzert-ein-neues-konzept-von-und-mit-songpoeten-torsten-riemann

 

 

8th Bavarian-American Friendship Evening

Organized by Triple D Events - Dave Dowdy, Bavarian-American Friendship Evening will be in the Hippodrom tent located at the Frühlingsfest, Theresienwiese. Last year about 600 guests attended, so let's join Dave in aiming for 1,000 this year.

This spring Oktoberfest is not to be missed and during Bavarian-American Friendship Evening- there will be burgers and some American rock classics to sing and dance to!! Tracht encouraged. 

Again the Family Krätz, Susanne Barsody and the entire Hippodrom team welcome us to the 8th annual Bavarian-American Friendship Evening.  Seating begins at 18:00.  Please plan to arrive by not later than 19:00 to assure that we keep the reserved tables. There is no cover charge and no advance payment for this evening.  Each guest will receive a free pretzel, compliments of the Hippodrom. 
In addition to the normal assortment of Bierzelt food, we can purchase Kobe-beef hamburger dinners a special MING price of Eur 10.00.

Linda Jo Rizzo will lead the entertainment with a special show around 8.30 p.m. Please get ready for dancing, good music and lots of fun for everyone.  There is no particular dress code, but if you have something in Bavaria-look in your closet, you are encouraged to wear it. 

Everyone is invited -not only MING and German/Bavarian-American Clubs, but individuals and individual groups as well.  Please tell your friends and anyone else who may be interested.
To ensure that everyone gets a reserved seat, please inform Dave Dowdy at ddd@tripled.de by Sunday, 22nd April.

 

March for Science 2018

Saturday, 14 April 2018 ( 9:30-12:00)  Start: Königsplatz

March for Science - Why are scientists gathering in over 500 cities on 14th April 2018?  It’s all about assuring sustained funding for science, academic freedom and fact-based politics.  Show your support by joining our local scientists at the March for Science in Munich.  We meet at 0930 at Königsplatz, then proceed via the Briennerstr. to Odeonsplatz, then onward to Marienplatz via the Dienerstr.  No sign-up, just show-up! 

Munich Cowboys' Open Their 2018 Season

Munich Cowboys' - Saturday, 7th April (1600-1830)

The Cowboys start their American football season at Dante Stadion when the Fighting Bayrisch take on the Würzburg Panthers in a preseason match up.  They then advance to the Opening Day of the 2018 First German Football League (GFL) season on Saturday, 21st April (1600) when they tackle the Frankfurt Universe at Dante Stadion.  "Start me up!"

Münchener Volkshochchule in English

A wealth of courses and events await you!

If you’re an expatriate whose English is better than their German, look no further. MVHS has many interesting courses, events and seminars to whet even the most discerning of appetites! This semester’s program offers many courses to help you get creative in Arts & Crafts as well as a variety of new culinary experiences in Food & Drink. Brand new this semester is a section aimed at the expatriate parents in Munich. If you need help in negotiating the German school system, the People & Society section will point you in the right direction. Go to www.mvhs.de/en for further information.
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ENTITY THEATRE presents…

English Theater

an evening of two one-act plays in English, with two venues to choose from (Neuperlach and  Schwabing)

Ever had an awkward first date? Come and meet Kelli & Arlin, as well as Sean & Lisa, as love, loneliness and laughter blend together in an evening of two one-act plays. Will Kelli and Arlin find common ground? Why are Sean’s possessions in moving boxes? And why does Lisa enjoy the full moon?

When and Where: 
April 18 – 21, 2018  at 8 pm, Pepper Theater, Thomas-Dehler-Straße 12, Neuperlach (PEP Einkaufszentrum)

April 26 – 28 April, 2018 at 8 pm, Theater Heppel & Ettlich, Feilitzschstraße 12, Schwabing (near Münchner Freiheit)

Visit http://www.entitytheatre.com for more info, trailers, and how to get tickets! See you there!
Questions? Contact AAUPW member Maria Craig at mhcraig@web.de

Commencing is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Being Norwegian is presented by arrangement with Casarotto & Associates.
This is an amateur performance.