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Prayer of the Mothers – Nothing is as certain as Peace


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

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

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

“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

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 .

ESME Spring Concert 2017

Anchored Souls Flyer
The next ESME (English-Speaking Musical Ensembles) event is coming up this month. Anchored Souls: some gospel, some Polish, some 9-part harmony.

April 22, 2017 at 7pm
Einstein Kultur
Einsteinstrasse 42
Munich 81675

Tickets are available via the ESME website, with reduced prices for students and children.


Entity Theater’s Spring production: “Numbers”

Entity English Theatre’s 2017 spring production is the European premiere of “Numbers,” originally written in Spanish by Mar Gómez Glez for the Royal Court Theatre in London, and translated into English by William Gregory.

In 2009, the crew of the Spanish shrimp trawler Francisco y Catalina rescued 51 migrants drifting aboard a sinking raft in the Mediterranean Sea. The crew and refugees were denied access to the Maltese port of Valletta and were left stranded. They struggled to survive as food, water, and patience quickly dwindled. Meanwhile, diplomatic efforts were made to resolve the situation while the matter was hotly debated by the public and media.

“Numbers” is based on the events which transpired while the vessel was stuck in diplomatic limbo. It is a political play. It’s serious, it’s satirical, it’s deep, yet it is also humorous.

Performances are at Pepper Theater, pep Einkaufs-Center, U5/U7 Neuperlach Zentrum

April 27 – 29, 2017 at 8 pm
April 30, 2017 at 3 pm
May 4 – 6, 2017 at 8 pm
May 7, 2017 at 3 pm

To purchase tickets, please go to www.entitytheatre.com

Handel’s Messiah – Easter Music

Sing-a-Long Messiah and Open Sing

Sunday, April 30th at 2:00 pm

For a bit of Spring joy, come along and sing the Messiah (Easter section) with orchestra and professional / semi-professional soloists. This event has been held for (at least) the last 35 years and is always a wonderful, friendly occasion. Admission free (donations welcome).

Scores are provided, bring your own if you have one. Listeners are welcome, too.

Church of the Ascension
Seybothstr. 4
81545 Munich

Beer Garden Opening Party!

The Waldwirtschaft, Großhesselohe, Georg-Kalb-Str. 3, 82049 München cordially invites us to their Beer Garden Opening party on 22 April. The festivities will start at noon and will continue through the afternoon.  For this occasion we proudly announce that Mel Canady and Chessboard will perform for us with their fantastic selection of good old soul, blues and jazz.

This band will have you on your feet dancing. Come on out and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of good food, good music and good times. Everyone is invited, and we hope that you can find time to join us. There is no cover charge, nor advance payment. You just pay for what you consume in the beer garden. We only ask for a small tip for the band.

The Waldwirtschaft is easily reachable per S-Bahn S7, Exit Isartal Bahnhof. From there it is about a 15 minute walk to the beer garden. Even though parking is available, we strongly urge you to arrive by S-Bahn or bicycle. Please let me know per return email if you can attend, so I know how many tables I need to reserve. See you there.

Best regards,
Dorian Dave Dowdy
Tel: 089-54070108
Mobile: 0172-8538874

Bavarian-American Friendship Day!

This is the party that we have all been waiting for!

Tina Krätz, Johanna Barsy and the entire Hippodrom team proudly invite us to the annual Bavarian-American Friendship Day at the Hippodrom tent located at the Frühlingsfest, Theresienwiese on Sunday, 23 April. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. and will continue until closing time.  Linda Jo Rizzo will be performing on stage with her fantastic singing and entertainment talents. We all know what a wonderful show she puts on for us. Get ready for an evening of great music, good food and lots of dancing.

There is no particular dress code, but you are encouraged to wear something in Bavaria-look to this party. The Hippodrom again offers us a free pretzel for every guest, and those fantastic hamburgers made from Kobe-beef will be available at a specially reduced price for us.

For this event there is no cover charge, nor is there any advance payment to be made. You only pay for what you consume.

Everyone is welcome, not only the MING groups but individuals as well. If you have friends that may be interested in joining us, please feel free to send this email to them. Last year we had 800 guests, and I would love to top this amount this year. Those of us who have enjoyed this party before know what a great time we have always had.

If you want to attend please let me know per return email so that I know how many tables I have to reserve. You may take your seats at 6 p.m. All seats not taken by 7 p.m. will be given to other guests, so please arrive on time.

The Bavarian-American Friendship Day is one of the biggest parties offered in Munich during the spring season, so let’s have some fun. This is how we do it!

Best regards,

Dorian Dave Dowdy
Tel: 089-54070108
Mobile: 0172-8538874