In celebration of the International Women’s Day on March 8, IEGAP will be co-hosting next Virtual International Film Club with Women of Princeton Employee Resource Group (WERG). We will be watching “East Side Sushi", a film directed by Anthony Lucero.We hope you will enjoy watching it and will join us for a discussion on Friday, March 11, at noon. We are looking forward to seeing WERG members on Friday’s Zoom discussion. Film title: East Side Sushi Trailer: https://youtu.be/RofpAjqwMa8 Available at Kanopy: https://princeton.kanopy.com/video/east-side-sushi (PUID required) Synopsis: Single mom Juana can slice and dice anything with great speed and precision. After working at a fruit-vending cart for years, she decides to take a job at a local Japanese restaurant. Intrigued by the food, she learns to make a multitude of sushi on her own. Eventually she attempts to become a sushi chef, but is unable to because she is the 'wrong' race and gender. Against all odds, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, determined to not let anyone stop her from achieving her dream. This critically acclaimed indie favorite was the winner of awards at 9 different film festivals, including Best Narrative Feature at SF Indie Fest.
Prominent (and often Unsung) Women in Princeton History, a Women's History Month Celebration Led by Robert Durkee, Vice President and Secretary, Emeritus Wednesday, March 15, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Prominent (and often Unsung) Women in Princeton History This spring Princeton University Press will publish The New Princeton Compendium, a book it describes as “the definitive single-volume compendium of all things Princeton.” The author is emeritus Vice President and Secretary Bob Durkee, who retired in 2019 after more than 47 years in the Princeton administration. Among other things, the book includes 404 encyclopedia-style entries, many of which recount the impact of women over the course of Princeton’s 276-year history. Some of the women are well-known, but many are not. Bob’s talk will highlight some names we probably know, and others that will probably be new to most of us.
In celebration of the Earth Day, let’s focus on our planet and watch a documentary “Tomorrow”. As we all know, the world's climate is changing. Instead of showing the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions. We hope you will enjoy watching it and will join us for a discussion on Friday, April 22, at noon. We are looking forward to seeing you on Friday’s Zoom discussion. Film title: TOMORROW Join a discussion on Zoom Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi4216501785/?ref_=tt_vi_i_1 Available at Kanopy: https://www.kanopy.com/en/princeton/video/1575634 (PUID required) Synopsis: Faced with a sense of powerlessness in the face of growing evidence of a coming mass human extinction, Melanie Laurent (Inglorious Bastards) and activist Cyril Dion travel to ten countries where grassroots pioneers are reinventing their economies and democracies. From Detroit, where urban farms have transformed a dying city, to Copenhagen, where nearly 70% of the energy is renewable, to Kuttambakkan in India, where participative democracy allows different castes to work together, and to other communities around the world, TOMORROW engages the audience to consider what can and must be done to save our future. 2016 César Award for Best Documentary Film. "*Critic’s Pick! Strikingly composed…fast-paced…an overall sense of lighthearted adventure…the hopscotching visuals are as vibrant as the subjects profiled." - The New York Times About the directors: Cyril Dion is a French writer, film director, poet, and activist. He is one of the leading figures in the French climate movement that is organizing the Climate Marches starting in September 2018. Mélanie Laurent, is a French actress, filmmaker, and singer.
Hello IEGAP friends, For our next Film Club discussion we selected an Italian classic, “Bicycle Thieves”, directed by Vittorio De Sica. We hope you will enjoy watching it and will join us for a discussion on Friday, May 20, at noon. We are looking forward to seeing you on Zoom! Film title: BICYCLE THIEVES Join a discussion on Zoom Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ax6eL_Rfv9g Available at Kanopy: https://www.kanopy.com/en/princeton/video/219410 (PUID required) Synopsis: Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award–winning BICYCLE THIEVES, directed by Vittorio De Sica, defined an era in cinema. In poverty-stricken postwar Rome, a man is on his first day of a new job that offers hope of salvation for his desperate family when his bicycle, which he needs for work, is stolen. With his young son in tow, he sets off to track down the thief. Simple in construction and profoundly rich in human insight, BICYCLE THIEVES embodies the greatest strengths of the Italian neorealist movement: emotional clarity, social rectitude, and brutal honesty. About the director: Vittorio De Sica was an Italian film director and actor, a leading figure in the neorealist movement. Four of the films he directed won Academy Awards: Sciuscià and Bicycle Thieves (honorary), while Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow and Il giardino dei Finzi Contini won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Indeed, the great critical success of Sciuscià (the first foreign film to be so recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) and Bicycle Thieves helped establish the permanent Best Foreign Film Award. These two films are considered part of the canon of classic cinema. Bicycle Thieves was cited by Turner Classic Movies as one of the 15 most influential films in cinema history.
Fall meeting to meet other colleagues from IEGAP and discuss upcoming events.
Campus location: TBD ERGs will have one table and we will need volunteers to staff for 1-hour shifts between 10:30 am - 2:30 pm. If you want to volunteer, please sign up here.
If you are looking for some volunteer opportunities outside work, please consider volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. Currently Habitat is looking for VOLUNTEERS for their Unity Build Event! IEGAP members can sign up individually here. A couple IEGAP members plan to join, but we’re hoping to see both new and familiar faces.