ALC ALIF Film Club: I am Not Your Negro

ALC-ALIF Film Club: I am Not Your Negro
Saturday, July 1 at 3 PM in Room 6

 

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, “Remember This House.” The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.

Trip to the Sahara for ALC & ALIF Students

TRIP TO THE SAHARA
Friday, June. 30th 2017

ALIF is sponsoring a trip to the beautiful dunes of Southern Morocco!
We will depart from ALIF at 12:30 pm on Friday and arrive in Erfoud around 8 pm to spend the night in Hotel Xaluca with a buffet dinner, music and swimming.
After a relaxing morning swim and breakfast, we will head for the dunes, arriving at Merzouga’s Tombuktou Hotel one hour later where a buffet lunch will be served.
In late afternoon, we will ride camels on an overnight trek to the oasis to watch the sunset on Saturday night. We’ll leave Merzouga early Sunday morning after breakfast and should be back in Fez by 7:30 p.m
The cost for this excursion, including all transportation, meals and hotel expenses is 1400 dh including camels.
We will have a very short MANDATORY orientation meeting on Wednesday, June 28, at 12:15 in room 30 to discuss the itineraries and what to bring.
Plan to pay at this time!
PLEASE SIGN UP on the board in the garden by
Wednesday JUne 28th at noon

The Yale Whiffenpoofs in Concert at ALC Fes

The Yale Whiffenpoofs in Concert! 
Saturday, June 24 at 9:30 PM
ALC Fes, 2 Rue Ahmed Hiba, Fes Ville Nouvelle

Every year, 14 senior Yale University men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the “Whiffs” began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory’s Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. Today, the group has become one of Yale’s most celebrated traditions, with a diverse and evolving repertoire ranging from traditional Yale standards to popular songs from every decade. 

Cole Porter was one of the original members of the group, and the “Whiffs” continue to sing some of his songs, such as “Too Darn Hot” and “Night and Day.”

Each year, 14 Yale seniors take the year off from their studies to travel the world, performing this year in 22 countries on six continents. We are thrilled and honored that they are coming to give a concert at ALC-Fes!

This concert, organized by the ALC-ALIF Music Club, is free and open to the general public. The performance will be in the garden of the American Language Centre.

Here’s their YouTube channel and website:
https://www.youtube.com/user/whiffenpoofs
http://www.whiffenpoofs.com/

ALC ALIF Film Club: La La Land

ALC-ALIF Film Club: La La Land
Saturday, June 24 at 3 PM in Room 6

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

 

ALC ALIF Book Club:”The Pleasures of Pessimism”

ALC-ALIF Book Club: Saturday, June 10 at 1 PM in Room 1

Hello ALC-ALIF Book Club members and friends! Happy to announce that we will have a meeting of Book Club on Saturday, 10 June, at 1:00 pm in Room 1. This week, we will read an article from the New York Review of Books entitled, “The Pleasures of Pessimism”, by Tim Parks, which discusses the use of pessimism in literature and why we are drawn to it. Do you prefer literature that is optimistic or pessimistic? Come tell us your opinion this Saturday in what will be another fascinating discussion. Can’t wait to see you all again!

HERE is the link to the article.