Africana Film Series at Albany College of Pharmacy

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 pmtableauferraille

“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.”

For more information and expanded film descriptions, please view the Africana Film Series Flyer

Jessa Rowan (Togo 200-2002) directs “Pullman Car Hiawatha” @ Emma Willard


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:

Garage Sale A Big Success

From Jeanette:

A big Thank You to all who contributed to the garage sale. And a Special THANK YOU to all those who helped out. Especially Joan and Harry who were here Thursday, Friday, and Saturday while fitting in family events. We really appreciated all the donations and all the shopping done by members of the group. The RPCV banner attracted past volunteers who are not regulars in the group and “host country nationals” who are living or studying here. For the important part: We made more than double our previous sales.

Again Thank You to all.