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**************** Some of the AAUPW members at our 2014 Holiday Party ***************

January 3, 2011

January 2011 Program Meeting

On January 19th, we will kick off 2011 with a look at one group working to ensure Munich remains a wonderful city in which to live!

Benjy Barnhart will speak about Green City, a 20-year-old Munich-focused environmental group that has helped make Munich one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world. As a Green City board member and an American, Benjy can provide unique insight into the nonprofit and its programs.

Green City funds, sponsors, or organizes many projects, such as the successful Streetlife-Festival, Blade Nights, Bicycle Film Festival, educational programs for Munich public school children, tree-planting, and gorilla gardening.

The group prides itself on not only "talking" about protecting the environment and reducing greenhouse gases, but taking concrete steps to do it and raising awareness all along the way. Join us as Barnhart, an artist who has lived in Germany since 1999, paints a future Munich we will all want to live in!

January Book Club

The book for January is Thomas Hardy's classic Jude the Obscure. Called "Jude the Obscene" by at least one reviewer, Jude the Obscure received a harsh reception from scandalised critics. It is thought largely for this reason that Hardy made the decision to produce only poetry and drama for his remaining 32 years. The book was burned publicly by the Bishop of Wakefield in the year it came out. Now if that doesn't entice you to read the book and find out what the fuss is all about, what will?

Next Book Club: Monday evening, January 10th, 2011