Kim and Chris Anderson hosted our June meeting at their lovely home in Ballston Spa.
Kim presented on her recent trip to the Dominican Republic. Her trip was sponsored by Fair Trade Towns USA and led her to cacao, coffee, and banana farms.
Chris offered tastings of organic free-trade chocolate products, vino de cacao, cacao marmalade, and free-trade Dominican coffee. Yes, they were all delicious-though some thought the vino de cacao was “too sweet.” For more information, visit the Mango Tree Imports, Andersons’ store in Ballston Spa.
Thanks to all who attended and for the Andersons for hosting us. Check our calendar for upcoming events.
The 9th annual Africana Film Series at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will run Feb. 5, 12, and 19 at the College’s Student Center (Room 201). All films are free and open to the public. The complete series schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm
“Pieces of Identity (Pièces d’Identités)” – This humorous film dealing with the serious theme of identity is from the Congolese producer and director Mweze Ngangura. It takes place in the Matongue district of Brussels, Belgium (where many Congolese live).
Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 pm
“Scrap Heap” – This 1997 film by Senegalese Director Moussa Sene Absa was described by a New York University film scholar as “one of the pillars of the third generation of African cinema.”
Thanks to all who came out for out winter hike. Check out photos in our gallery. Our winter hike in the Albany Pine Bush has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 1pm. We will meet at 1pm at … Continue reading →
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.
Our New Year’s Brunch at Sue Senecah’s house has been cancelled. If you know of anyone who was planning to attend, please let them know. Thanks and Happy New Year from RPCVs of NENY. Please be sure to join us … Continue reading →
RPCV Lynn Minderman would appreciate donations of any of these items which she will carry with her on her trip to Lesotho in February. Items can be dropped off at Jeanette Gottlieb’s home. PCV Kevin Koryto, a math teacher at … Continue reading →
Jessa Rowan (Togo 200-2002) is directing a student production of Thornton Wilder’s play, “Pullman Car Hiawatha” at the Emma Willard School on November 9 and 10, 2012. Admission is free. Details are available here: http://www.emmawillard.org/programs/academics/arts/theatre/fall-play
Jajja’s Kids Addressing the Needs of Ugandan Street Children Save the Dates! Dear Friends, Exciting things are happening for Jajja’s Kids!! A month following my trip to Uganda this past summer, Ronnie Sseruyange–my “adopted” Ugandan kid–came to the U.S. for … Continue reading →
Becky Raymond will be organizing a discussion group focused on the book Women Hold Up Half The Sky, Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide. The book is a series of stories of extraordinary women that show that the most effective … Continue reading →