• event,  Lunch and Language

    Lunch and Language – El Día de Los Muertos

    On a beautiful fall day, our friends from Latino Princetonians – Lisa M. Linn de Barona and Oscar Torres-Reyes – enabled us to experience El Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) as it is celebrated in Mexico and other South American cultures on November 1st and 2nd. They even built an ofrenda (altar) to honor the dead (some IEGAP members brought the photos of their deceased loved ones). The celebrations developed from pre-Columbian cultures (the Aztecs, the Mayans, the Olmecs), today this holiday is celebrated by families and friends gathering together. This tradition is currently part of Intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. We learned who La Catrina is, what…

  • 701 Carnegie,  ERG,  event

    Don’t miss the Summer ERG Showcase at 701 Carnegie on August 22nd

    This is an opportunity for members who are located off campus but we invited all staff to attend any session(s) you want. The showcase sessions will take place from 1:30pm – 3:30pm and then there will be a happy hour. Mo from our group will have a presentation about Jordan, so if you missed it in spring you are welcome to join him. Please register through Learn.com

  • event,  Lunch and Language

    Lunch and Language – Arabic (Jordan)

    On Friday 5/3 almost fifty people (not only IEGAP members) gathered to taste food, see pictures and hear stories from Jordan. Katy Montoya and Mo’ath Alkhawaldeh gave a beautiful presentation about Jordan. We learned what to do to stop us serving coffee (after several refills) and why we should visit Petra. Thank you!

  • event,  Lunch and Language

    Lunch and Language – Vietnamese (3/27)

    On beautiful Spring day two IEGAP members – Chi Chung and Quoc Nguyen gave us a glimpse into rich Vietnamese culture and food. They also brought homemade Vietnamese food. We learned what bánh is and how it tastes and when and how you should celebrate Tết. Thank you!

  • Cinema Series,  event

    Princeton International Series: Capernaum (4/4)

    This film is a part of Princeton International Cinema Series and IEGAP members are eligible for free tickets (and free popcorn). “Capernaum” This powerful, intimate story from Lebanon floored audiences at Cannes and the Toronto International Film Festival and is Academy Award-nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. After running away from a life of squalor and his negligent parents, committing a violent crime, and being sentenced to five years in jail, a gutsy, streetwise 12-year-old boy sues his parents “for giving me life.” https://princetongardentheatre.org/films/shoplifters-event Running time: 2hr 6min Director: Nadine Labaki (Lebanon)

  • art,  event

    From Within – art exhibit (3/14)

    This special art exhibit showcased the hidden talents of amateur artists on staff and faculty, including our very own Chanika Svetvilas and Jennifer Cabral-Pierce.  IEGAP members gathered to listen to artists’ commentary on their art project. It was very moving to hear Chanika and Jeniffer’s stories about their art and experiences. Few words from IEGAP members: Thank you for sharing your art with us.The talk was impressive, moving and very emotional.  This is what art should be deep connection with the people. Thank you both – Jennifer and Chanika for sharing your art and stories! It was such a great experience, you touched our hearts. Thank you Jennifer and Chanika for sharing…

  • Cinema Series,  event

    Princeton Interational Series: Shoplifters (3/6)

    This film is a part of Princeton International Cinema Series and IEGAP members are eligible for free tickets (and free popcorn). “Shoplifters” Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for this wonderful, understated drama. SHOPLIFTERS follows a group of misfit petty criminals, young and old, who form a family unit and share a small apartment. Despite the family’s troubles, Koreeda finds moments of humor in this poignant and affecting film. https://princetongardentheatre.org/films/shoplifters-event Running time: 2hr Country: Japan

  • Cinema Series,  event

    Princeton International Series: The Guilty (2/7)

    This film is a part of Princeton International Cinema Series and IEGAP members are eligible for free tickets (and free popcorn). “The Guilty” THE GUILTY is an innovative Danish thriller that premiered to nearly unanimous praise at the Cannes Film Festival. A police dispatcher answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is disconnected, he sets out to solve the case with only his phone as a tool. An expertly-paced, tense drama. https://princetongardentheatre.org/films/the-guilty     Running time: 1hr 25min Country: Denmark  

  • Cinema Series,  event

    Princeton International Series: Liyana (1/10)

      This film is a part of Princeton International Cinema Series and IEGAP members are eligible for free tickets. “Liyana” Five orphaned children in Swaziland collaborate to tell a story about a girl who embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. Their fictional character’s journey, depicted through animation, is interwoven with poetic and observational documentary scenes to create a genre-defying celebration of collective storytelling, perseverance, and the power of creativity.   Running time 1 hour, 17 minutes. Directed by Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp       More information at: https://princetongardentheatre.org/films/liyana  

  • event

    Holiday Potluck Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at noon

    Please save the date for our annual Holiday Potluck Luncheon which will be held at Carl Fields Center, Class of 1985 meeting room on Tuesday December 18th, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. To RSVP please contact Melissa DiMeglio or Alicja Tadych. IEGAP members are encouraged to bring a dish to share (details will be provided in the email).   We will do again White Elephant Gift Exchange (gift price around $10). The rules are simple: 1. Everyone (participating) brings one wrapped gift (just something small/nice/funny within $10 range).  2. We put all the gifts into a pile and we determine the sequence of people opening the gifts. 3. We sit in a circle and the first player chooses one gift from a…

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