Please Join us for our Amazing Talent Show and Book Drive!
Sunday, July 24 at 6 PM in the garden of the ALIF Villa Residence, 28 Rue Mohammed Diouri, across from the ALC
Your “ticket” to the show is a book to help us build a library at the Girls’ Center in Ziat and the Boys’ Center in Batha. We need English, Arabic, and French books, new or old.
All are most welcome!
Photography Club Meeting on Sunday at 10:30 AM. This museum has an interesting and beautiful collection, and the view from the terrace is amazing!
Book Club meeting on Saturday at 1:30 PM
We’ll continue our discussion of the George Saunders essay on Donald Trump’s supporters this Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 in Room 1.
Some points of discussion:
George Saunders quotes the writer Norman Mailer several times in the article. Who was Norman Mailer and what do you know about his politics? Look him up on Google.
One of the things Saunders mentions is the steady decline of discourse in American politics. What do you suppose has contributed to this decline?
How has the internet and cable television contributed to the political divide?
What does Saunders say about the failure of the protesters to engage the Trump supporters in any meaningful way?
How was the author able to connect with the Trump supporters in a spirit of mutual problem solving?
Film Club: “Star Wars, The Force Awakens”
Saturday, July 23 at 3 PM in Room 6
Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.
Film Club: The Martian
Saturday, July 16 at 3 PM in Room 6
An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Poetry Club: Thursday, July 14 at 12 PM in Room 1
All are welcome!!
Book Club: Saturday, July 16 at 1 PM in Room 1
This Saturday we’ll read an article from this week’s New Yorker by George Saunders, a short-story writer whose stories, including “The Semplica Girls Diaries”, “The 400-pound CEO”, and “Al Roosten”, we’ve read in the book club. Saunders is a keen observer of everyday people, and his stories are often about people under pressures and constraints, either financial, emotional, mental, or physical. This gives Saunders a unique perspective on the kinds of people who support Donald Trump. It’s worth a read.