Pictures from Friday and upcoming events

A big thanks to everyone that was able to make it out to our celebration of 2 years as a community in Singapore last Friday. Pictures of the event at the bottom of this post.

Special thanks go to Gary Dupree, our photographer, to Derren Joseph, Mayen Ekong and Amy Duffuor for their help in planning the event, for Ching and Ellie for their hospitality in checking everyone in, for the Sky on 57 staff for always making us feel at home and to the people of all heritages and cultures that chose to join us in our celebration.

Thanks also to Bill Gilbert and Lucas Murenzi from the US and Rwandan Embassies, respectively for opening the following events to our membership.

Yale-NUS College Dean of Students Office and Rector’s Office Present Lessons From The African American Experience

To mark African American History month in February, U.S. Ambassador Kirk Wagar will speak about the enormous impact of African Americans on U.S. history, culture and society. A firm belief in social justice fueled the U.S. civil rights movement and remade America but recent events show much progress needs to be made. Around the world and in Asia, ethnic divisions and cultural differences cause strife and violence. The Ambassador will discuss how lessons learned from African American history can help guide these difficult conversations and show societies a path forward.

17 February 2015 | 6.30pm – 7.30pm

College of Alice and Peter Tan Auditorium, University Town

Please register at

Rwanda Cultural Night
Tuesday, 24th February 2015
Crystal Suite, Holiday Inn Singapore
Orchard City Center
from 7- 9pm

RSVP with Yves Ndashimye
68844621 ext 104

U.S. Ambassador Kirk Wagar and Panel
Venue : The American Club, Colonial Room, 10 Claymore Hill
Date : February 27, 2015
Time : 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

As part of the U.S. Embassy’s celebration of African American History Month, four successful African American professionals working in Singapore will share their perspectives on the workforce diversity climate in the United States and applicable lessons for Singapore.  Each panel member will be asked to speak on a different aspect of the topic.  The Ambassador will kick off and frame the discussion with remarks, including an intro on African American History Month and comments on current events in the U.S.

Seats for this event are limited. Please reply to be placed on the waiting list and invitations will be issued on a first come, first serve basis.

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