PULPO

Princeton University Latinx Perspectives Organization

About Us

Princeton University's Latinx Perspectives Organization is intent on diversifying what it means to be Latinx and raising awareness of Latinx issues with an aim to:

• 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

Announcements

Language, Life, and Love: An Anthology of Latinx Stories

Join us in PULPO's first ever Language, Life, and Love: An Anthology of Latinx Stories! This event will be a public showcasing of the diverse narratives of the Latinx community on campus, highlighting the often-overlooked intersectionalities of identities within our community. We would love for you to participate in these monologues and there are many ways to do so. You can submit and present your own original work, you can elect to submit an anonymous piece of work, you can read an anonymous submission, or you can simply show up and eat! Please fill out this spreadsheet and to let us know if you will make it and if you plan to participate: http://bit.ly/1PQKfVD.

PULPO Events

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Favianna Rodriguez: Art as Activism

Tuesday, April 5th, 5pm

Carl A. Fields Center, Princeton, NJ, United States, Room 105

Princeton, NJ

Favianna Rodriguez is an Afro-Peruvian American transnational artist and cultural organizer from Oakland, California. She uses her perspective as a child of migrant workers growing up in a high crime area to forge her identity as a feminist and activist. Her life experiences led to her to work around issues of equality, race, interdependence, youth activism, and sexuality. Favianna's art and collaborative projects address migration, economic inequality, gender justice, and ecology.

When Favianna is not making art, she is directing CultureStrike, a national arts organization that engages artists, writers and performers in migrant rights. She also cofounded Presente.org, East Side Arts Alliance (ESAA), is co-editor of Reproduce and Revolt and is well known for her passion and participation in the “Migration Is Beautiful” campaign.

Some topics she may also address based on our phone conversation:

• How does art inspire new ways of thinking?
• How can art-based strategies strengthen our work?
• What is the role art can play in activism?
• What different strategies are used to create successful* movements?
• Intersectionality and intentional inclusion into movements
• The need to address healing and self-love in social justice work

She’s planning on doing an engaging keynote art lecture and a hands on art workshop that allows students to explore how art impacts their imagines. Students will be able to create pieces that reflect their activism, identity, hope, or even healing and take the piece home with them


RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/469146759945350/

Upcoming Events

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Dinner Conversation with Dan-El Padilla PEralta

Wednesday, April 6th, 6pm

firestone room

Join us for an informal conversation with Prof. Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Princeton alumnus and incoming faculty member in the Classics department.


Dan-el is the author of "Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey From a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League."


FREE copies of his memoir will be given out to the first few guests who come to dinner.


Limited seating, please RSVP here to attend.
https://odocweb.princeton.edu/rsvp/rsvp_event.php?sharepoint_id=3490

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Join LALDEF this Thursday (April 7th) or a rally outside 7-Eleven

7-ELEVEN in Princeton. This store has taken unfair advantage of its workers and violated wage & hour laws, shortchanging workers of thousands of dollars.

El 7-Eleven de Princeton. Esta tienda se ha aprovechado injustamente de sus trabajadores y ha incumplido con la ley de salarios laborales, robando a los trabajadores miles de dolares que ahora ellos reclaman por via judicial.
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Las Catrinas: Ballet Folklórico

Friday, April 8th, 8:30pm

Frist Campus Center, Princeton, NJ, United States

Princeton, NJ

Ballet Folklórico de Princeton invites you to our

2016 Spring Show: Las Catrinas!!!


Tickets will be available at the F​rist Ticketing Office

on Wednesday - March 30!!

Join the Facebook event page HERE


Come enjoy the beautiful and diverse styles of Mexican folk dance on Friday April 8th and Saturday April 9th at 8:30PM in the Frist Theater. Tickets are $4 and go on salethis Wednesday - March 30th! Our dancers have prepared performances from the Sinaloa, Veracruz, Jalisco regions of Mexico and many more!


Our theme this year celebrates and honors Día de Los Muertos: Las Catrinas. Stop by our table in Frist to learn more about our show and receive some AMAZING Mexican candy. We look forward to seeing you all at the show!!!


Check out and like Ballet Folklórico's

Facebook Page HERE!!


Folklórico Luv,


Courtney

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An Evening with Jose Antonio Vargas

Wednesday, April 13th, 7:30pm

Dodds Auditorium

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and media publisher whose work centers on the changing American identity. He is the founder of Define American, a non-profit media and culture organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration and citizenship in America; and the founder and editor of #EmergingUS, a digital platform that lives at the intersection of race, immigration, and identity in a multicultural America. #EmergingUS is the first-ever media property owned by an undocumented immigrant.

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/

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PUMP!!

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!!!