Princeton University Latinx Perspectives Organization
• Unify Princeton's diverse Latinx community
• Establish safe-spaces for Latinx identified individuals
• Generate discussion surrounding issues pertinent to our communities
• Critically evaluate traditional notions of what it means to be Latinx
- Language, Life and Love Form
- Latinx Preview Open House
- An Evening with Jose Antonio Vargas
Additional Events and Announcements
- Apply to be an LGBT Peer Educator
- Apply to be a PUMP Mentor
- SPEAR Third Annual Conference
- CAGES Conference
- PHMC Thoughts Photo Campaign
- PHMC Creative Expressions Night
Language, Life, and Love: An Anthology of Latinx Stories
Latinx Preview Open House
Monday, April 11th, 7pm
Fields Center, Princeton, NJ, United States
Join us after the Activities Fair to get to know our organizations better! This event is meant to be a safe and welcoming environment for current and incoming Latinx students.
Drop by second floor of the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, and mingle with current students,experience our different performance groups, and listen to a panel discussion and conversation on different Latinx Experiences. Sweets (cupcakes, cookies, and ice cream) and beverages will be provided.
Coming to Princeton for the second preview? Don't worry! Another Latinx Open House will be hosted on April 20.
An Evening with Jose Antonio Vargas
Wednesday, April 13th, 7:30pm
Sponsored by PULPO with support from the Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, Campus Conversations on Identities Public Programming Series, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, LGBT Center, Princeton DREAM Team, Program in Latin American Studies, Program in Latino Studies, and the USG Projects Board.
RSVP on Facebook here:https://www.facebook.com/events/519962528192181/
Additional Events and Announcements
Apply to be an LGBT Peer Educator
LGBTQA Peer Educators serve as supportive and accessible resources for students with questions or concerns relating to the issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, and questioning students. As part of their outreach efforts, LGBTQA Peer Educators also attempt to inform the larger University community to issues of homophobia, transphobia, heterosexism, and stereotyping of LGBTQA people.
The expectations for members of the program are outlined below. Peer educators:
➢ Attend a 2 and 1/2-day training session early in the fall semester
➢ Are knowledgeable about common concerns of LGBTQA students and are able to make referrals to appropriate resources
➢ Are sensitive and willing to listen to the concerns of students dealing with LGBTQA issues, including those who are straight and cisgender or questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity
➢ Lead a minimum of FIVE panels in residential colleges for first-year RCA groups
➢ Lead a minimum of FOUR discussion sessions during the year, in residential colleges, eating clubs and other groups as requested (curriculum will be provided)
➢ Maintain confidentiality in dealing with students who have questions or concerns
➢ Are listed online and in the campus directory and are willing to be contacted by and provide support for those with questions or concerns
Princeton University Mentoring Program is now recruiting mentors for the 2016-2017 academic year!!
If you have ever felt confused or overwhelmed at Princeton or have benefited from a mentorship experience on campus, now is the time to take on that mentor role for an incoming Princetonian by joining PUMP!! You can help them navigate campus and make their transition into campus life a lot easier!
PUMP is a mentorship program which offers mentoring services and resources for students of color at Princeton. Under the Carl A. Fields Center, we receive direct administrative support to develop activities and event programming for our community of mentors and mentees. Our mission is to enrich and support the lives of students through leadership, mentoring, and community building.
PUMP matches each first year participant with a mentor from the sophomore, junior or senior class based on similar academic and social interests. The combination of one-on-one and cluster mentoring is designed to support students and also encourage them to contribute to the general Princeton University community.
We are revamping the program next year to include more study breaks, cultural events, family dinner outings, connections to scholarship/internship resources, and cool NEW GEAR!!!
For more information or questions please contact us at CAF@princeton.edu
Fill in the mentor application HERE.
The mentor application deadline is midnight on April 15, 2016!!!
SPEAR: Identity in the Age of Mass Incarceration
Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR) is excited to announce that our third annual conference, Identity in the Age of Mass Incarceration, will be happening from Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 17! Our annual conference is an exciting opportunity to attend panels, participate in workshops, and network with advocates and activists concerned with mass incarceration.
This year, our conference is focused around the criminalization of identity. Specifically, we’ll be examining how marginalized populations -- including racial minorities, undocumented immigrants, and the LGBTQ community -- are persecuted by our penal system on the basis of those identities. We are collaborating with DREAM, MASJID, AASA, BJL, and other student groups on campus to bring a diverse array of speakers and panelists to campus, creating a space at Princeton for students and community members to share in our vision for a more humane criminal justice system.
Programming for the conference includes…
-A keynote address by Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King on Friday 4/15 at 6pm in Guyot 10
-Theater piece Tales from the Cell, "an artistic illustration of prison ... from those that have been there," on Friday 4/15 at 8:30pm in McCosh 50
-Panels on immigrant detention, gender and sexual identity within the carceral system, and the policing of black lives onSaturday 4/16
…as well as lectures and workshops by other advocates, activists, and formerly incarcerated/detained individuals!
CAGES Conference --- Queer Detainee Empowerment Project
Attend the CAGES Conference by the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project
Friday, May 6 - Sunday, May 8
New School, New York, NY
Click here for more information: http://www.qdep.org/qi3-queering-immigration/
PHMC: Creative Expressions Night
Sign up for Creative expressions night
We are going to be holding our first Creative Expression Night on Friday, April 22th in the Carl A Fields Center! In the spirit of Vagina Monologues and Me Too Monologues, this event will be a collection of performances aimed at highlighting the intersection of class and other identities on campus. The theme will be "Unspoken, But Not Silent". Class is a topic that is very often not discussed on our campus and we want to create a space for these experiences to be heard. Our goal is to de-stigmatize discussions about class-related experiences through a variety of spoken word pieces, dances, visual arts, monologues, etc. If you have a piece you would be interested in performing or showcasing during this night to create dialogue about the intersection of class and identity please submit it to this form. You may also submit a piece that can be performed anonymously for you or will be included in the program anonymously. Deadline for submission is Sunday, April 10 at midnight. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHMC Thoughts Photo Campaign
Sign Up for the “Thoughts Photo Campaign”
PHMC is organizing a new Photo Campaign to further share your stories on campus.
The photos feature students from Princeton and thoughts that have consumed them during their everyday routines at Princeton that pertain to their identity as low-income and/or first-generation students. This was with the hope that this campaign will help to spur dialogue about socioeconomic status and more specifically about being a socioeconomically disadvantaged student at Princeton.
You can sign-up by filling out this survey which also includes your availability for either mornings, afternoons, and evenings. We will then contact you after to coordinate a specific time.
To see all the photos from the campaign visit this page!