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August 2019, Edition 26
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Some of you may know, I am from El Paso and still in shock from the recent events. When my boyfriend told me that there was a shooting there and to call my family right away, I hesitated. A shooting? In El Paso? Texas? Really? What?!

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MUST READS

Amazing American Women

We asked, you told us: who are the amazing American women who inspire you? We loved learning about these fearless females and think you will, too. 
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What's Your Form of Activism?

How do you start becoming politically active?  Women's Caucus Members share their journeys and invite you to share yours! 

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Member Spotlight: Emily Kulesa

We recently chatted with one of the new Communications Co-Chairs, Sadie, about her feminist role models, why she joined the Women's Caucus, and what she always bring back from the U.S
Here’s what she had to say.

MONTHLY COLUMN

Women's Caucus member Laura Donohue's monthly column provides opinions, insight, and resources on all things social work and social justice.

Be a Humanitarian: Notice Your Privilege with Social GGGRRAAACCCEEESSS

No, that’s not a typo. This month, this eye-opening exercise is designed to help us get a handle on privilege, power and the lived experiences of others. 
Give It a Try
 

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Review: Strangers in Their Own Land

Last month, Arlie Russell Hochschild’s Strangers in Their Own Land took the WC Book Club on “a journey to the heart of our political divide.” Read Steph Ryde’s review here.
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GALLERY

July Picnic Social - American Women
See our snaps here.
Lights for the Liberty Vigil UK
Lights for the Liberty Vigil - Women's Caucus shows their support. View more pics here

MUST RSVP EVENTS

Summer of Activism- Postcards, Pizza & 2020 Focus

August 21 2019
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Pizza Express St Paul's

RSVP here
Join us for a social to write postcards and get a conversation going in the lead up to 2020.
Community Service: Lend a Hand Thursdays

September 4, 2019
5 - 8 PM

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, 
opposite Lords Cricket Grounds.

Volunteer here
Join the monthly donation sort given to those in need. More info below or email Susan here
to An Evening with Screenwriter/Director Dustin Lance Black
 An Evening with Screenwriter/Director Dustin Lance Black

September 11, 2019
6:30 - 9 PM

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The LGBTQ+ Caucus invites you to an evening with American screenwriter, director, and film and television producer Dustin Lance
Healthcare Reform - Where We Are & Where We Want to Be!

September 12, 2019
7 - 9 PM
Central London

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Save the Date. A panel discussion presented by DAUK Policy Network & Resolutions - Healthcare Reform Group.
Planned Parenthood Webinar with DAUK Global WC

September 18, 2019
6:30 - 9 PM

RSVP here
Join us for a live webinar, Q&A, and discussion. Send your questions for the Q&A by 09/17 here
Tax Day
Tax Day

October 5, 2019
11 M - 5 PM
David Game College

RSVP here
Presented by DAUK Tax Committee. Join a full day of topics ranging from tax, financial planning, & social security. 
Get tickets here
Gear up to 2020 by coming along to DAUK WC Meetings

COMMUNITY SERVICE CORNER

Host a Postcard Social! 
Mobilize and organize to make our voices heard by writing to your reps! A Postcard Social can be held at your house, a local pub, or cafe.
To volunteer, get in touch with Laura Donohue 
here

 

    Thursday Night Sorts for Asylum Seeker Families

 

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue (LJS) runs a monthly drop in for asylum seeker families. Volunteers are needed for their monthly Thursday Night clothing sorts where all donations are sorted out for the Sunday drop-in. 

Volunteer at a time that works for you! Light refreshments provided. 
SIGN UP BY EMAILING SUSAN!

2019 Clothing sort dates (5-8pm in the Montefiore Hall)
September 4
, October 10, November 7, December 5. 

2019 Drop-in dates
September 8
, October 13, November 10, December 8.


Location: 25 St John's Wood Road London NW8 7HA, opposite Lords Cricket Grounds.

The drop in has been run by LJS  for almost 5 years.
Please click here to email Women's Caucus Member Susan Crane in advance with the dates you can help and for more information.

 They also welcome clean seasonal clothing donations,  particularly needed are small & large wheeled suitcases to donate to guests, and women's shoes (for spring/summer). 

Take your first step towards a better democracy 

 

The Women’s Caucus needs YOU to join its fierce force of volunteers! 

Possible roles include: 
photographer, blogger, event planning, & more
Contact: 

co-chairs@womenscaucus.co.uk

Mark your calendars! 

Check the Women's Caucus' Calendar and save it on your bookmarks.

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We are on Insta! We are @daukwomenscaucus, follow us for inspiring photos and more!

Join us at the DAUK WC Watercooler! 
Slack is where members share everything! It's really easy to join - Just click this link, enter your email and verify it. 

The link is direct to the Women's Caucus group. 
Read our stories on the Women's Caucus Blog - click here
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