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September Meeting

Program Meeting - September 2019

First Fall Meeting - Wednesday, September 16th  at 18:30

It's our Welcome Back meeting!  We hope everyone had a lovely summer.  We look forward to seeing our fellow members and welcoming guests.

September marks the beginning of a new academic year - and the beginning of a new year in our club calendar. As is our custom, we have no formal speaker this month.  The evening will feature some fun activities, regular announcements, and plenty of time to meet new members and catch up with old members we haven't seen all summer.

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


How Can You Hate Me When You Don’t Know Me?

Munich Dialogues on Democracy - Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 7 p.m.

Speaker: Daryl Davis, Musician, Social Activist, Actor, and Lecturer

When: Tuesday, 8th October 2019 (1900-2100).

Where: Große Aula (Room E120), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 München

Registration is obligatory: https://en.xing-events.com/klanwetalk.html

Entry: Free

Organizers: Munich Dialogues on Democracy Speakers Series, a co-operation with Amerika Institut (LMU) and the Amerikahaus.

Links: https://www.amerikahaus.de/veranstaltungen/detail/klan-we-talk-how-can-you-hate-me-when-you-dont-even-know-me-lecture-by-daryl-davis/


Daryl Davis will talk about his experiences as the first African-American author traveling the U.S. to interview KKK leaders and members. Opening remarks will be made by Bartley Grosserichter, head of Munich Dialogues for Democracy and Dr. Bärbel Harju of the Amerika-Institut (LMU) will serve as moderator.

Daryl Davis is a musician, actor, author, and lecturer.  He earned his BA in Music from Howard University and is an accomplished Blues, Rock'n'Roll, Country, and Jazz musician, touring regularly with his Daryl Davis Band.  He has worked extensively with Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, The Legendary Blues Band, and Percy Sledge, among others.

After a performance, 35 years ago, a man told Daryl Davis he had never seen an African-American man play piano like Jerry Lee Lewis. The man was a member of the Ku Klux Klan and he became a regular fan of Daryl’s. This led to Davis becoming the first African-American author to travel the country interviewing KKK leaders and members, all detailed in his book, Klan-Destine Relationships. This tour made him one of the unique race relations experts and activists today. He eventually became the recipient of robes and hoods from Klan members who came to rescind their beliefs after coming to know him.

Davis has appeared in the critically acclaimed TV show The Wire, as well as in many plays and movie roles.  He is the subject of the recent documentary Accidental Courtesy, which followed him around the U.S. documenting his meetings with KKK members, neo-Nazis, the Alt-Right movement, and other white supremacists.

This event is part of the Speakers Series "Munich Dialogues on Democracy", a cooperation between The Yale Club of Germany e.V. (Munich Chapter) and the Amerikahaus - Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations. This lecture is being made possible by a generous donation from the MIS Foundation.


Populism, Polarization and Corruption – How Can Western Democracy Survive?

Munich Dialogues on Democracy - Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 8 p.m.

The event is free, but registration is mandatory. Registration: https://www.xing-events.com/talkwithdavidfrum.html

Join us for an interactive conversation about the crisis of liberal democracy in Europe and America. How can we learn from past mistakes and controversies as well as current events in order to find solutions for both sides of the Atlantic?
David Frum is a writer at “The Atlantic” magazine and the author of the 2018 New York Times bestseller, Trumpocracy-The Corruption of the American Republic, his ninth book. From 2001-2002, he served as a special assistant and speechwriter to President George W. Bush during and after the 9/11 attacks on the United States. Frum is now working on his tenth book about how to renew the American world leadership after Trump.
He is a recognized intellectual leader of the American conservative movement and was one of the first and foremost conservative Republicans to sound the alarm about the challenge posed by the Trump presidency to U.S. global leadership, open international trade, and democratic institutions. His prophetic 2017 cover story in the Atlantic, How to Build an Autocracy, has been one of the most cited works of the Trump years.
Frum earned a Bachelor and a Master of Arts in history at Yale, then a Doctor of Law degree at Harvard, where he served as president of the Harvard chapter of the Federalist society. He also taught history at Yale from 1986-87.
Patrick Hamm is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and the founder of Bulldog Agenda, a Berlin-based production company. A 2018 Berlinale Talents alumnus, he most recently completed Freedom for the Wolf, an epic investigation into the global rise of illiberal democracy, which took him to the front-lines of protest movements around the world. He is also the executive producer of the 2017 Documentary - Copwatch, which tells the true story of WeCopwatch, an organization dedicated to filming police activity as a non-violent form of protest and deterrent to police brutality.
Hamm earned a BA in Ethics, Politics and Economics at Yale and then an MA and PhD in Sociology at Harvard, where he also taught until 2013.
This event is a part of the Munich Dialogues on Democracy Speakers Series, a cooperation between The Yale Club of Germany e.V. (Munich Chapter) and the Amerikahaus - Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations, in partnership with Café Luitpold.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 8 p.m.
Café Luitpold
Brienner Str. 11
80333 Munich


Summer Break

Program Meeting - July & August 2019

Although we do not have a program meeting in July and August, we will be meeting informally both months at Michaeligarten Biergarten, weather permitting. A reminder will be sent the week before. There will be no Evite. Just come along and join us and bring something to eat!

Biergarten Time  - mark your calendars!
-Third Wednesday, July 17th at 6:30 pm
- Sunday, August 25th - see email for time

Michaeligarten Biergarten
U5 Michaelibad - a short walk from the U-bahn
We will be sitting at the back to the left near the water.

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


Upcoming Events in Summer 2019

AAUPW 4th of July Celebration

It is once again time for our Annual 4th of July Celebration!

When: Sunday, July 7 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
here:Kinder und Jugendhaus Kubu, Am Glockenbach 14 Munich, 80469

This is a pot luck event so please remember to bring the following:

  • Your own meat to grill (if desired
  • Something to share: A salad, savory item, or a dessert. Please let us know what you will bring in your response to the Evite
  • We ask everyone to bring their own dishes, glasses, and silverware. It really makes clean up easier and is better for the environment!

AAUPW will provide a variety of beverages. Please RSVP by July 1st so we have a headcount to guide our purchase.

Let us know in your RSVP if you can help with set up or clean up.

This event is open to all AAUPW members and their families, partners, and/or significant others.

Many thanks to Ellen Sullivan for finding a venue  (check it out here: https://www.caritas-nah-am-naechsten.de/kinder-und-jugendhaus-kubu) centrally located in town, in walking distance from Sendlinger Tor  and Goetheplatz U-Bahn stations and various bus stops. It has both indoor and outdoor areas, so if it rains, we are covered. Questions can be directed to Ellen. See Evite for phone number.

10th Annual Litttle American Oktoberfest - MING Event

Sunday, 7th July, 2019 (12:00-21:00)
Waldwirtschaft Großhesselohe, Georg-Kalb-Str. 3, 82049 München-Pullach

Dear Friends of MING (Munich International Networking Groups):

Proudly I announce that not only will the United States Consul General, Meghan Gregonis be joining us for the Little American Oktoberfest on 7 July, but also the United States Ambassador in Berlin, Richard Grenell.  This is truly a great honor for us, and marks the first time that the United States Ambassador in Berlin joins us for this celebration.  Let us give the Ambassador a very warm welcome and show him that we strongly support the longstanding and excellent German – American relationship. Germans are Americans best friends.

For our guests I have reserved tables in front of the band under the white umbrellas.  Everyone is invited, not only clubs but individual guests as well. Please let me know per return-email that you plan to attend if you have not already done so, that I can arrange for enough seating for all guests. For more information about the celebration please review the attached Word file and take a look at the Waldwirtschaft website www.waldwirtschaft.de

FILMFEST Munich - Save the Date!

Thursday, 27th June until Saturday 6th of July – 37th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN – Over 200 new films playing at selected Munich theaters.  This year’s films are now posted. For further information, please consult the website: www.filmfest-meunchen.de.

Transatlantic Relationships: The Bond that Went Freelance

Thursday, 4th July (1900-2100) – Bavarian-American Academy event, New York Times Senior Journalist Roger Cohen will discuss “Transatlantic Relationships: The Bond that Went Freelance, Munich Documentation Centre, Max-Mannheimer-Platz 1, 80333 MunichThis is the keynote address for the BAA's 19th International Conference.  Flyer about Conference: Conference_New_Perspectives_2019

Bavarian-American Academy International Conference – New Perspectives on Transatlantic Relations

Friday, 5th July (0900-1800) and Saturday, 6th July (0900-1300) – 19th Bavarian-American Academy International Conference – “New Perspectives on Transatlantic Relations,” Amerika Haus (temporary address), Barerstr. 19A, 80333 Munich.  Additional info on the Amerika Haus website.


Strolling thru Altsüdlicher Friedhof

June Walking Tour

Once again, we had a lovely and informative June Walking tour organized by our dear Ellen Sullivan!
This year it was the Altsüdlicher Friedhof in Glockenbachviertel, a lovely old cemetery 450 years old, no longer in actual use as a cemetery, but with the character of a park.  It was established in 1563, as a place for victims of the plague, outside the city walls.
Dr. Harald Stadler, art historian and editor, accompanied us, telling us stories about the many famous people buried there, from architect Leo von Klenze, to Joseph Fraunhofer, Carl Spitzweg and many others including many of Munich’s street names!

After we enjoyed dinner at Augustiner Gaststätte Rumpler, a favorite family restaurant right in the area".

Here a few snapshots of the evening:


Summer Brunch with IMMA

Say 'Lecker'!

On Sunday, June 2nd Tara, Jane, Claudia, Wendy and returning member Sarah Schilling joined forces to cook up a lovely pancake brunch for 8 girls and 2 staff members from the IMMA safe house.  After everyone ate their fill - including Nutella with pretzel - we cleaned up to make space for games.
Jane brought her very easy and extremely popular Tenzi and we also played Bingo (one girl even knew the song!), Qwirkle, Bellz and Mikado, aka Pick-Up-Sticks. There was a lot of laughter and we really had a good time!
If you are interested in joining us during our next (Halloween-themed?) brunch, scheduled for Sunday, October 13th, please contact Jane - who is the new IMMA coordinator. We can always use the help, new ideas, food items and companionship!


Sewing at IMMA in May

New Pillows for the living room!

On May 23rd AAUPW Member Claudia Ziersch headed to the IMMA safe house with her sewing machine and a mission.  This month the girls had asked if they could sew new cushion covers for the sofa at the shelter.  The cushions measure 50 x 50 cm, but sewing a cushion cover is pretty much the  same no matter the size.  The results were fabulous and the girls were very pleased to have a new look in their living room!


Sichere Wiesn Action – Save the Date

Sichere Wiesen - a safer Octoberfest for girls and women!

Sichere Wiesen offers a safe haven at Octoberfest for girls and women who need help from around the world. Please help us to support it!  

DATE: Friday, September 20th near Hauptbahnhof
TIME: 18:00
MEETING POINT: Hauptbahnhof

Dear AAUPW Members,
Once again, we will be helping the Sichere Wiesn action committee to distribute flyers to hotels around Hauptbahnhof and the inner city just before the start of Oktoberfest. (Sichere Wiesn is a security check point on the Oktoberfest and the flyers inform festival guests about where to find the check point.)
Here are the pertinent details. I will send an Evite out at the beginning of September to firm up attendance and give more detailed info.
Thanks everyone. Have a great summer break!
Kate Rodriguez, Sichere Wiesn Coordinator

Summer Brunch with IMMA

Join us for a morning of food and fun with the Girls!

Alt Text: Easter Brunch

IMMA Summer Brunch
IMMA Summer Bruch and a time for change. . .Our brunch with our IMMA girls will be on Sunday, June 2, 2019  at the IMMA Cafe and it will be my last as Coordinator, as I am stepping down.  It is hard to believe it has been five years! I will be replaced by Jane, who is stepping up to take over my duties as the IMMA Coordinator.  However, I will continue to stay involved and help with the weekly Lernzeit. We are also looking for more members who want to actively participate with the girls.

We will prepare Brunch from 11:00 - 12:00.  The girls will come at 12:00 and then we will eat and do activities after until  2:00 pm. Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Tara.