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Upcoming Events in March 2018

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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

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

Women’s March on Saturday Jan 20

There will be a Women’s March on Saturday January 20 – beginning at 2:00pm at Siegestor, walking down Ludwigstr to Odeonsplatz and then on to Marienplatz for the conclusion.   If you were one of the 1500 that joined us last January, you know how invigorating it was to have each other’s’ support. Come join us again for a rally and get out the vote!

Democrats Abroad Munich is sponsoring and  coordinating the women’s march this year, and AAUPW has been asked to be one of the groups to participate.  This year we will be helping Americans marching REQUEST ABSENTEE BALLOTS for 2018. Bring your friends along and request your absentee ballots.

If you have specific questions, feel free to email me @ shari_temple@yahoo.com. Post-march meet up will be at the Ratskeller for drinks, banter and absentee ballot request!

 

Monthly Meeting December

Program Meeting - December 2017

We have no formal meeting in the month of December due to our Holiday party- We'll meet again in January!

If you have recently joined our group, this is a nice event and a great way to meet other members of the group in the cheery holiday season. We look forward to enjoying each member's shared dish, playing games, donating gifts for the young ladies of IMMA (a ‘safe house’ for young women in Munich we support) and dancing the night away. 
This is a members only event. For more information, please see the member information news or your Evite.

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

Girls Night Out goes to the Theater

This Saturday the GNO ladies are going to  see STAGE KISS by Sarah Ruhl. This English language play is being performed by Entity Theater which is Munich’s international, English-language theatre group. According to the New York Times, the play is “…Suffused with warmth and humor. Sarah Ruhl frothily whips together romantic comedy and backstage farce in this lively comedy about a pair of actors…who find life and art mixing together when they rekindle an old romance during rehearsals for a play.”  Saturday’s performance is  sold out, but you can be put on a waiting.
See
the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stage-kiss-tickets-37001077218#tickets

 Entity Theater
Saturday, December 2 at 7:30 PM
Kulturzentrum GOROD Hansastraße 181
S-Bahn S7, U-Bahn – U6, Buses 53, 54, 130, 132, 134

An English Advent Carol Serivce

An Advent Service of Seven Carols and Seven Lessons

Samstag, 2. December 2017 at 15:30 at Klosterkirche St. Ottilien

The "Munich English Choir" offers a lovely Carol Service at Kosterkirche Arch-Abbey of St. Ottilien, their specialty being the singing of the English "Advent Carol Service" on the evening before the 1st Advent. The Christmas story is told from the foretelling of the prophets in the Old Testament and then the Annunciation to Our Lady in the New Testament up to the birth of Our Lord. Following each Lesson a Carol is sung by the choir, based on the text of the Lesson or a different advent text. The congregation then responds with a congregational carol, which is a hymn based on an Advent or Christmas text.

The "Munich English Choir" are semi-professional singers who have a passion for english choral music.  The choir was founded in 2010 by the English Organist and Choirmaster Stephen Norton and now has over 36 members. The choir recently returned from a very successful tour to England singing in Gloucester, Birmingham and Coventry cathedrals.
St. Ottilien, is located about 40 km outside of Munich just west of the Ammersee near A96, also easily reachable by train or s-bahn.

‘Fat hatred should be banned’ says scholar

Program Meeting - November 2017

Fat Rights are Human Rights - Wednesday, November 15 at 18:30

This months speaker is American Dr. Cat Pausé, a Fat Studies scholar and activist from New Zealand, who studies the impact of fat stigma on the health & well-being of people.

"Fat hatred" should be banned just like racism or sexism, says the Massey University lecturer, a pro-fat scholar who argues that obesity isn't a health problem. "The war against fat" and "fat phobia" are much more damaging than carrying a few extra kilos or, in her case, a lot.

Her claims fly in the face of an obesity epidemic taking hold of the Western World. Governments are fighting health budget blowouts, hospitals are buying bigger beds and equipment, and airlines are charging travelers for their overflowing flab

But Dr. Pause, who has a PhD in human development, says it is "fattism" that should be feared, not expanding waistlines.

"If what we want is a healthier, happier country, then I think one of the ways we get there is by changing the way we talk about fatness, because ... it's not just all these fat people that have to live in a culture that openly hates them ... it's also about what that fat hatred does for non-fat people as well."

So whether it's young girls who are going on diets by age five, because they're terrified of being fat, or middle-aged women who would rather lose years off their life than gain five kilos, fat hatred is bad for people of all sizes, not just for fat people."

Dr. Pause’s work appears in scholarly journals, as well as online in The Huffington Post and The Conversation, among others. She is also involved in sociable scholarship; her work is highlighted in her social media presence, Friend of Marilyn, on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, iTunes, and her blog. Her fat positive radio show, Friend of Marilyn, is travelling the world this year!

Excerpted from an article appearing online in: Stuff.co.nz. Read the full article at: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/7256608/Fat-hatred-should-be-banned-scholar

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