During the pandemic, ICC strives to host monthly events that inform and connect the community through shared experiences.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Raising Resilient Kids in Our Community
This is a time kids will remember for the rest of their lives. How our children process the shutdown, their reactions to killings of black Americans, the protests and the spotlight on racism will impact their self-awareness and how they see themselves fitting into our community.
We want our kids to reenter the world emotionally whole and feeling good about themselves. Parents are the most important influencers in helping children navigate this period of remarkable change.
ICC invites parents to join Rachel Jean-Baptiste, PhD, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at King School; Madhu Mathur, MD, MPH; and Sunitha Prasannakumar, LCSW, who will talk about what you can say or do to help your children talk comfortably about race, to answer their questions about what is happening and why, and become resilient in these redefining times.
Dust Under Her Feet Book Discussion with Sharbari Ahmed
Dust Under Her Feet is a historical novel set in a Calcutta nightclub during WWII. In a Zoom meeting, author Sharbari Ahmed told ICC that Dust Under Her Feet is a story of sisterhood that challenges the conventional thinking about women in 1940's India. Well researched, Sharbari has created an atmospheric story that recounts the strength of the Bengalis during the turbulence of WWII under the British Raj.
Readers can order paperback copies of Dust Under Her Feet from Amazon.
Sharbari Zohra Ahmed is a Bangladeshi American writer. She is known for being a writer on ABC’s Quantico. She is also a playwright and author. As a Darien resident and professor at Manhattanville, Sharbari is a neighbor.
Satyajit Ray's "The Music Room" with guest speaker Hidayat Khan
With The Music Room (Jalsaghar), Satyajit Ray brilliantly evoked the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat (beloved actor Chhabi Biswas) clinging to a fading way of life. His greatest joy is the music room in which he hosted lavish concerts —now a shadow of its former vivid self. An incandescent depiction of the clash between tradition and modernity, The Music Room is a defining work by the great Bengali filmmaker.
The music of The Music Room is exquisite – the work of composer and conductor, Ustad Vilayat Khan, globally acclaimed as the greatest of all sitarists. His son, Hidayat Khan, also a celebrated sitarist, will talk about his father's collaboration with Ray. Avi Basu, friend of the Ray family, will introduce the film and Hidayat.
Tickets are $14.50 online at The Avon or $9.00 with ICC discount coupon. You must bring the coupon to receive the discounted price.