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Upcoming Events

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  • Thomas B Reston – Soul of a Democrat

    Thomas B. Reston

    Thomas B. Reston:
    Soul of a Democrat: The Seven Core Ideals That Made Our Party  And Our Country  Great

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 (Lunch)

    TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch served; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q&A

    TYPE: Speaker Luncheon

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    Longtime Democratic activist Thomas B. Reston claims that the Democratic Party has lost its soul. In his new book, Reston argues that the Party has abandoned the unifying idealistic messages that once enabled it to dominate American politics. Instead of crafting a political argument that appeals to the nation as a whole, he says, Democrats target specific blocs of voters – and change their talking points accordingly. This divisive approach will not end well for Democrats, or the country as a whole. If they want to remain competitive on the national stage, according to Reston, Democrats need a coherent, blunt set of American ideals.
    In Soul of a Democrat, Reston takes us on a journey through the history of the Party with thumbnail portraits of its most important figures, illuminating the core ideals and principles they fought for. He shows modern Democrats how to learn from their own past, and once again become The Party of The People.

    The book will be available for purchase and signing.

    PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only.


     

  • Jen Senko The Brainwashing of my Dad

    joined senkoThe Brainwashing of my Dad by Jen Senko,

    Movie screening followed by Q&A with the filmmaker

    Thursday, July 12, 2018 (Evening)

    TIME: 6:30pm Bar opens, 7:00pm Film starts, followed by Q&A

    TYPE: Movie Night

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    In her widely acclaimed film, THE BRAINWASHING OF MY DAD, Jen Senko explores the rise of the right-wing media in the United States through the lens of her World War II veteran father, who transforms from a life-long, non-political Kennedy Democrat to an angry, far right fanatic after his discovery of talk radio during a new hours-long commute to work. In Senko’s attempt to understand how her father’s transformation takes hold, she discovers that this phenomenon is happening in other families across the US. She comes to a startling realization about the relentless, calculated, and intentional agenda of this right-wing media that has dominated the public airwaves over the last 30 to 40 years and, by fiat, American political discourse and family relationships.

    Senko argues if it were not for right-wing media, we would not have President Trump today. She further argues that Trump and his supporters are manifestations of the successfully orchestrated right-wing media machine and the ideology behind it.

    Jen Senko is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in New York City. Her documentaries focus on socio-political themes with the intent of inspiring discussion and fomenting change. Her previous documentary, The Vanishing City, exposes gentrification’s dire consequences in New York City, which are typical of cities around the world.

    PRICE: $25 Members/ $30 Non-Members (includes Light Supper and movie); $10 Movie only. Cash Bar.


     

  • UltraViolet’s Shaunna Thomas: Fighting Sexism

    shaunna thomasULTRA VIOLET’S Shaunna Thomas: Fighting Sexism –
    How Women Are Leading the Resistance and Winning from the Women’s March to the #MeToo movement

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 (Lunch)

    TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch served; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q&A

    EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon

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    Shaunna Thomas, co-founder and co-executive director of UltraViolet, will share her insights into how women are leading the resistance against this administration and the success they are having. UltraViolet is an organization established five years ago to “fight sexism and create a more inclusive world that accurately represents all women, from politics and government to media and pop culture.”

    2018 is shaping up to be a big year for women–from the Women’s March to the #MeToo movement, social media is empowering us to tell our stories and organize in new and powerful ways. And the media and our elected officials are finally paying attention. Learn how Ultra Violet is using this momentum to continue working together and building on these successes through effective organizing on social media.

    Personal stories shape the media narrative, influence legislatures, and lift up our fellow community members. Right NOW UltraViolet members are working hard to stop Trump’s “gag rule,” which would make it illegal for many health care providers to give accurate information about abortion; they are fighting alongside Target employees to demand adequate parental leave; and they are staying engaged in the #MeToo movement to demand justice for survivors of sexual harassment and assault. In all these campaigns, stories can make the difference.

    PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (Includes lunch); $15 Young Dems. $10 Lecture only


     

  • End-of-Season BBQ 2018

    BBQEnd-of-Season Chicken and Ribs BBQ

    With Entertainment from singer-songwriter and guitarist Kevin Marvelle

    Thursday, July 26, 2018 (Evening)

    TIME: 5:30pm Bar opens, 6:00pm Buffet opens, 7:00pm Music Performance starts

    EVENT TYPE: End of Season BBQ

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    Come celebrate with fellow Club members and friends as we wrap up an amazing year of programs and other special events.  Here’s a chance to reconnect with friends and have a chance for long chats!  If you let Pat Fitzgerald know in advance, you can reserve a table for a group of friends.  All that’s missing is you!  Enjoy specially-catered beef ribs, chicken & dogs plus a generous selection of traditional sides.  As usual, we’ll feature a sangria punch with a great selection of beers and wine. This year our live entertainment will include contemporary folk music by singer-songwriter/guitarist Kevin Marvelle. In addition to popular tunes by some well-known composers, Kevin will feature tunes from his own song book.  His bluegrass tunes, romantic ballads, and rhythmic rockers hit on a range of topics that include love, humor, war, economic woes, and other political issues. This performance is sure to make you snap your fingers and tap your feet!  To preview his music, visit www.kevinmarvelle.com

    PRICE: $30 Members, $35 Non-Members, $15 guests under 16 years old. Cash Bar.


     

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