To enable local expatriates/foreigners/immigrants/etc. to connect, meet face-to-face, socialize regardless of nationalities;
 To be inclusive of Americans who have lived abroad or simply have a passion for international travel and world cultures -- and thus allow both populations to interact for the sheer fun of it;
 To be a responsible forum for global issues such as poverty and economic cooperation, geopolitics, cultural exchange and understanding, climate change, globalization, etc.
Thus we meet to socialize informally or with an educational/organizational purpose. (Please note that some meetups might be for expats/foreigners only.) We view foreign films, listen to international music, sample ethnic food, hold discussions, etc.
We might have differences of opinions at times, especially when it comes to politics but we can function in an atmosphere of tolerance, mutual respect, and balance. As the title for group Members states it, we are ...World Citizens.
Let us know if you can contribute a talent or expertise, make a presentation or recommend an event or a topic of interest.
Cross-posted from the Dharma Movie and Discussion Meetup group.
Join us this Saturday, January 19th, for a 7p showing of the 2009 film "VISION: FROM THE LIFE OF HILDEGARD VON BINGEN". Directed by Margarethe von Trotta, with Barbara Sukova. 1 hour 50 min. Unrated. Biography/Drama/History. In German with English subtitles. Rottentomatoes' top critics' approval rating of 87% .
PLOT: The life story of the multi-talented German nun Hildegard von Bingen. The film portrays an original woman - best known as a composer and religious visionary - whose grand claims often run counter to the patriarchal world around her.
TRAILER at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEI1QrZINeg
Popcorn and Whole Foods water will be provided. Please bring other light refreshments if you can. No pressure. Or leave a few dollars in the tip jar... Seating is limited, so you MUST rsvp. ( If you RSVP yes and then cannot attend, you MUST change your RSVP.)
Doors open at 6:30. If you arrive at 7:15, the movie will have started.
Marie and Guy will facilitate a discussion after the film. We focus on the dharma elements contained in the program.
For more info, contact Guy Henoumont anytime at[masked] or at [masked].