Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – October is packed with activities for the Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas chapter, starting with the monthly Coffee Morning from 9:00-11:00 am on October 10th at Langostinos restaurant near the pier on Los Muertos Beach.
In addition, Nacho Daddy will be hosting several Democrats Abroad events meant to broaden perspectives and challenge you to think, feel, and respond. From movies that share a political perspective to forums that examine issues that affect everyday life, these events offer the opportunity to reflect on who we are and who we want to be.
October 3rd at 3:00 PM – Movie Time
“MILK” – a true story movie of the first openly gay elected official in California and his fight for LGBTQ+ rights in the 1970’s. The movie explores Harvey Milk’s personal life, his relationships, and his political career as he works tirelessly to pass gay rights ordinances that outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation. It depicts his efforts to build a diverse coalition of supporters, his battles with political opponents, and the challenges he faces in balancing his public life with his personal relationships.
October 10th at 4:00 PM – Forum: Reproductive Rights in the US – An Update
Sixteen months ago, the Supreme Court issued its Dobbs decision, which meant that millions of Americans no longer had guaranteed access to abortion care and in many cases, no access to reproductive care at all. Abortion was on the ballot in states such as Kansas and Michigan – quite literally – as residents voted on a referendum establishing a state constitutional right to abortion and contraception. Speakers and more information will be provided closer to the forum.
October 17th at 3:00 PM – Movie Time
“The Best of Enemies” is based on the true story of a racially charged community in Durham, North Carolina in 1971, and the unlikely friendship that developed between two prominent figures on opposite sides of the civil rights movement. Two individuals, a passionate and determined African American civil rights activist and a white supremacist and leader of the Ku Klux Klan find themselves at odds as they represent the African American and white communities, respectively, during a racially charged public meeting to decide the fate of the desegregation of schools in Durham. As they engage in dialogue and get to know each other’s personal struggles, they begin to realize that they share more in common than they initially thought. This unlikely friendship challenges their deeply held prejudices and forces them to confront their own biases and preconceptions.
October 24th at 4:00 PM – Forum: Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation
Extremist lawmakers in state houses across the US continue advancing a record-breaking number of anti-LGBTQ+ bills in state legislatures – everything from Transgender Bathroom Bills, Conversion Therapy Bans, Don’t Say Gay Bills, Healthcare Discrimination, book bans and the list goes on and on. A hostile legislative climate facing LGBTQ+ people, and the scale and scope with which the ongoing legislative assault is being waged must be stopped. Learn what we can do from Mexico. Speakers and more information will be provided closer to the forum.
Audience members are encouraged to remain after the presentations, to discuss the films and forums while enjoying Nacho Daddy’s “Mex-Tex” menu, which includes such favorites as Tortilla Soup, Steak Nachos and Chicken Fajitas, along with a wide selection of North American favorites, like chicken fried steak, juicy hamburgers and a wide variety of soups, salads and sides – all reasonably priced.
Open daily from 11 am to 12 am for lunch, dinner, live music and lots of fun, this popular south side hangout is located at Basilio Badillo #287, only two blocks off the beach in the heart of the Romantic Zone. Credit cards accepted. For more information, visit NachoDaddy.mx or become a fan on their Facebook Page for promotions, daily specials and more.
With country committees and local chapters in over 80 countries around the world, Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party organization for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. For more information about the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad, contact Vice-Chair Glenda Bland at DAMexico-GBland(at)democratsabroad.org.