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 →
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 →
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
From the Spectrum Theatre’s website: One show only Wednesday 9/26 at 7 pm This special screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with local refugees from Burma and staff and volunteers from the Albany Field Office of … Continue reading →
Lynn Minderman was kind enough to share her experiences as a PCV in Lesotho and talk to our group about the work she is doing through a 501(c)3 called Quolaquoe Mountain Connections. The organization’s mission is, “to benefit the people … Continue reading →
Don’t let this happen to you. We’ve got two events this weekend and you’re invited: Happy Hour at the Washington Tavern, Friday 5.30pm; Details here Birthday Cruise on Lake George for Yvonne. Saturday, Boarding at 5.30pm; Details here. As always, … Continue reading →
Join us on the shores of Lake Champlain for the weekend of August 11 and 12. Becky Dixon will host us again this year for what promises to be a great time. Details August 11-12 136 Barksdale Rd, Westport, NY. … Continue reading →
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.
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 … Continue reading →