Spring Members Meeting
Thank you all who joined us for the General Meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. It was great seeing our members representing 17 different countries! The IEGAP President, Mariyah Salem, opened the meeting with a minute of silence to remember the victims of the Turkey and Syria earthquake. We shared a list of organizations and campus efforts if you wish to support the victims and their families: webpage The following updates from the Leadership team and the Subcommittees on IEGAP current initiatives and future plans were presented to the participants: Two new sub-committees had been created: Community Outreach to help engage with external organizations and to serve as a responsible…
Craft & Chat
It’s hard to believe it is already December! This is a time to get cozy and there is nothing better than sit together and have some fun. This is what IEGAP members decided to do on a Wednesday afternoon. We came for an hour of cookies, coffee and some serious crafting. It was so great to see people meeting in person again and having fun making a macramé.
2021 Tiger Trot
Many ERG members participated in this year Tiger Trot. It was a chance to support a great cause and reconnect with campus colleagues. There was an ERG stand where you could get a donut, a hot cider or chocolate after a 5k run or walk. Thanks to the organizers for the wonderful event!
Virtual IEGAP International Film Club
We are pleased to write to you with a film selection and date for conversation for the inaugural International Film Club meeting. Instead of adding a new date to our already busy schedules, we suggest that we use one of our Friday get-togethers to discuss the film. Below is a link to the catalogue information about the film and a link to Kanopy (where it says “Available online”). It requires a PUID and Duo authentication. Film title: Sweet Bean (2015, Japanese) https://catalog.princeton.edu/catalog/11125062 Synopsis: The manager of a pancake stall finds himself confronted with an odd but sympathetic elderly woman looking for work. A taste of her homemade bean jelly convinces him to hire her,…
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…
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
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!
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!
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)
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…