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March for Our Lives

March for Students

Saturday, March 24st (11:00 - 13:00)
Where:  Prinz-Carl-Palais (across from the U.S.Consulate, Königinstr. 5, 80539 Munich)
Route:   Through central Munich, ending at the Max-Josef-Platz

In support of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school students, members of many of the MING groups will join them in making our voices heard here in Munich with our peaceful and constructively affirmative support by marching from Prinz-Carl-Palais to Max-Josef-Platz. 

The surviving students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida are making their voices heard.  They have established the new #NeverAgain movement and have joined with students, teachers and parents of many other schools to take the lead in standing up for their own rights, especially on gun control but also on other issues.

The #NeverAgain movement has organized the March for Our Lives initiative which will take place in Washington D.C. on Saturday, 24th March 2018.  This Washington march will be supported by more than 50 “sister marches” in cities across the US, as well as many overseas.
Members of many of the MING groups will join them in making our voices heard here in Munich with our supportive march starting at 1100 on Saturday, 24th March. Take a stand and march in Munich to peacefully but constructively affirm our values and speak up for those who cannot.  Non-Americans are more than welcome at this affirmative event. 

To read more . .MarchforOurLives


Program Meeting March 2018

Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, March 21st at 6:30 PM

Our guest speakers for March will be the two co-founders of the Munich Feminist Project, a feminist non-profit theatre collective. Join us and hear what they have to say,  as well as what fellow members have been up to and catch up on club news. See you there!

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


Hands Gallery Celebrates 7 years!

AAUPW  Member  Claudia  Ziersch  cordially  invites you to help her celebrate 7 years of Hands Gallery on Friday, March 9th, from 4 to 9 p.m!  Drop by the  store for a glass of sparkling wine and some nibbles and a chance to win some great handmade prizes.

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.



May is coming and that means only one thing, Elections for the club. This year there are a few women who have given of their time and talent for the last few years and would like to step down from their positions on the board. GNO, Treasurer, and Membership secretary are just a few to mention. Please start to think about whether or not you could step up and give of your time and talent to our board and club.
Thanks so much, your President

Upcoming Events in March 2018

Save the Date

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Meet at 1145 in the Feillitzschstrasse (near McDonald's), then march to the Wittelbacherplatz for the festivities.  Please join us for the largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in continental Europe.

Organized by: Irish Business Network and Munich Irish Network
Info link: http://www.stpatricksday.de   Sign-up: E-mail ann.dempsey@hibernian.de or leave a message 0176 102 111 08.

Here come the Irish!  “Let’s paint the town green again” - dress in green and march with us to the fun at the Odeonsplatz.  This year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday, 11th March (the real St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17th) with the parade starting at high noon.  This year’s march will walk down the Leopoldstrasse to the Odeonsplatz, then onwards to the Wittelsbacherplatz.  Around 1:30, the fun starts with several short speeches moderated by John Patrick Dunne, entertainment and some free food!



War Ready - In My Father's Shadow

Memories of A Military Brat

Mary Lou Darst, daughter of a U.S. Military Officer, reveals a new perspective on the United States Military. In her autobiography War Ready. In My Father‘s Shadow, Mary Lou Darst depicts her own upbringing as the daughter of a U.S. Military Officer.  From 1957 to 1959 they called the American settlement in the “Perlacher Forst” their home: while her father Carl was stationed in the nearby McGraw barracks, her mother Sara became an active member of the Officers ‘Wives Club and Mary Lou attended the Munich American High School in Cincinnatistraße.

Admission is free but please register: Mary Lou Darst - In My Father's Shadow

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.

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.


Internations’ 2018 Expat Insider Survey is Ready to Roll!

What are the top expat destinations in 2018? How does Germany compare to the rest of the world? Expat network InterNations answers these questions and many more in their annual Expat Insider survey.

Take part in this year’s Expat Insider survey and make your opinion count! 
Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/expatinsider2018-e

By sharing your experiences of living in Germany, you can help us find the best (and worst) countries for expats in 2018. Filling in our online questionnaire only takes 15 minutes, and you can win one of ten fantastic prizes to suit your international lifestyle! Prizes include a GoPro, an iPad, a waterproof camera and several hotel vouchers.

Check out the results from last year here: https://www.internations.org/expat-insider/

The Expat Insider 2018 survey will run until around March 10th .   Are you an American expatriate?  If so and if you would like to have your say in one of the biggest expat surveys worldwide, please take the survey.   

A Concert of Classical and Cappella!

Benefit Concert with the Princeton Nassoons

The Princeton Nassoons, an all-male a cappella singing group from Princeton University, will be touring Germany from the 17th to the 25th of March. They have two performances in Munich.

March 17, 2018 Saturday 19:00 at Festsaal of the Städtische Sing- und Musikschule München. Open/Free seating.
On this evening the Nassoons will perform with musicians of "Young Musicians Live". This is a benefit concert with a short break in the middle for refreshments!  A mix of classical music and a Capella! It will certainly be a very interesting concert!

"Young Musicians Live" is a charity organisation/group set up by Maximilian and Ayla Sophie Haberstock in collaboration with their musical friends. The young musicians in the group are some of the best in Germany!  More information on  www.youngmusicianslive.de or www.maximilianhaberstock.com 


March 18, 2018 Sunday 19:00 at Carl-Orff-Saal, Gasteig. Tickets through München Ticket.
On this evening the Nassoons will make a guest appearance (15 min) during the Spring concert of the Städtische Sing- und Musikschule München. 

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.

Gender and Sexuality in & outside the Western World

Program Meeting - February 2018

Wednesday, February 21st at 6:30 PM

Please join us this week when we will have the pleasure of meeting Taylor Riley, who in the final phases of filing her dissertation at University of Bayreuth, will speak about LGBT and various issues from a global perspective. Drawing on some examples from her research in South Africa and on queer life more broadly, she will talk about the different ways we can think about gender and sexuality in and outside of the Western world. Finally, she will present some thoughts on the question of what comes after the struggle for equal rights like marriage equality, leaving some time for questions and discussion.

Ms. Riley received her masters in Gender, Development and Globalisation from the London School of Economics and her Bachelors in International Relations (minor: Gender Studies) from Richmond University. She is currently busy finishing up work on her Doctorate in Social Anthropology.

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


Sewing with IMMA Update

On  Thursday  January  11th,  AAUPW  member  Claudia Ziersch once again headed  to the IMMA safe house to sew with the girls there.  This time there  were  8  girls  –  two  of  whom were new arrivals.  “I had planned  to make infinity scarves with the girls – a simple project to sew and wear or to give as a gift.  Some of the girls weren’t very motivated, but  eventually  everybody  had finished a scarf and most were pleased with  the  results.  Unfortunately I can’t take pictures of the girls, so I didn’t get a picture of the scarves either.  But here’s one of me wearing my infinity scarf!”
A special thank you to Claudia for continuing to keep us updated on her work with the girls at IMMA!



Upcoming Events in February 2018

"Ethan Frome" by Edith Warton - Literary Circle at AmerikaHaus

Ethan Frome - Amerika HausThe best-known novella by Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome is widely considered her masterpiece, wherein in her exquisitely crafted style is most fully realized. Set against the background of a bleak, New England landscape, the novel tells of Frome; his ailing wife, Zeena; and her companion, Mattie Silver.
Do you enjoy reading and talking about books in English? Our Literary Circle discusses a different book each month. You can drop by regularly or you can join us for only one evening – it’s up to you. Mark Olival-Bartley leads the discussion. Free admission.

University Students seeking Internships

Internship Opportunities - are you able to help a university students seeking a suitable Praktikum or Internship position? Do you have ideas or channels for recommending appropriate internships? The students are well-prepared for the international assignment. Before working in Germany they will have completed the following:

  • Three years of academic work in their engineering, business, design or architecture discipline.
  • Over 250 hours of German language and culture instruction.
  • Eight to twelve months of discipline-related work with an employer in the US.

The students are available to work in internships from 15. January – 17. August 2018.
Contact person is Prof. Gayle Elliott - E-mail:  elliotgg@ucmail.uc.edu

  1. New European College (NEC), Wolfsrathauser Strasse 84, 81379 München - Students are seeking internship positions for the period March through the end of July in the following business areas:  sales, marketing, corporate social responsibility, corporate communications, finance, human resources.  The NEC contact is Yana Immis - E-mail - yana.immis@new-european-college.com
  2. University of Cincinnati (via the Munich-Cincinnati Sister Cities Association) - Prof Gayle Elliott of the University of Cincinnati is seeking internship positions in Germany for 8 engineering students - 4 are majoring in biomedical engineering, the others in electrical, mechanical and aeronautical engineering.
Please note that I am already in contact with the management team at Bio-M in Martinsried on the biomedical engineers.  

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.  

A number of new performances are coming in 2018 including Fahrenheit 451. Further details are available
at www.adg-europe.com



The Genius of Dr. Seuss

Program Meeting - January 2018

Children’s Literature is often thought of as simple (even simplistic), formulaic, and not terribly demanding. For centuries academics have looked down on children’s literature and considered it unworthy of scholarly research. Using Dr. Seuss’s “The Cat in The Hat” as an example, AAUPW member, literary scholar and children’s book publisher Kristy Koth will show us just how complex and multifaceted picture books can be. You probably have always loved Dr. Seuss. Now you’ll know why!

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