Criminal Justice Reform Efforts on Campus and Beyond
Friday, 31 May, 1-230pm
Maeder Hall Auditorium
Information about PPro's Reunions panel, co-sponsored with Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR), is available here. The panel, moderated by SPEAR's Kiki Gilbert '21, features Larry Hamm '78, Jim Farrin '58, Naomi Shifrin '21, Micah Herskind '19, and Emma Harlan '22. It will be held in the Maeder Hall Auditorium, part of the Andlinger Center at the corner of Prospect Avenue and Olden Street.
PPro Supports Princeton IX Now
PPro is supporting Princeton IX Now, a group currently carrying out sit-ins and protests at Nassau Hall, primarily over the University's handling of sexual assault allegations, and calling on the University to improve its implementation of Title IX. More information is available here.
PPro Supports SPEAR's Voting Rights Campaign
Please join Princeton University's Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR) in their current Voting Rights Campaign by phone banking key New Jersey legislators in early May to push for pending legislation that would allow all formerly and currently-incarcerated individuals in NJ the right to vote, even if on probation or parole. This simultaneous criminal justice and voting rights reform initiative would put NJ in the forefront along with a few other states on extending voting rights to citizens regardless of their criminal records, and also serves to recognize that state laws that disenfranchise such citizens from voting are to a significant extent rooted in racism. A sample script, as well as links to the information on two identical bills (one in Senate, the other in the General Assembly), can be found here.
PPro sponsors Doug Rushkoff '83
Douglas Rushkoff '83 discussed his new book Team Human at Civic Hall on Thursday 21 March. A review of the event, with pictures, is here.
Election Night with PPro
Pictures from this highly successful event are here.
PPro sends College Democrats to campaign in Florida
From left to right in the photo are Shafaq Khan '21, Nalanda Sharadjaya '21, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, Celia Buchband '22, Brent Kibbey '21, Ben Parker '20, Paul Horvath '20, and Sullivan Hughes '21. Their report is here.
The Princeton Conservation Society documentary is finished
The undergraduate members of the Princeton Conservation Society (see the notice below), whom you helped to send to Yellowstone National Park and the American Prairie Reserve in Montana at the end of the last school year, have completed their promised documentary. It is a fascinating 20-minute overview of their trip, and is available here.
Undergraduates work on 2018 elections
PPro's summer campaign of soliciting donations to enable our support of undergraduates' work on the 2018 elections has been successful, and we can now begin to report on students' plans. We will be sending seven students to the Orlando area of Florida during fall break, the last few days in October, to work for Andrew Gillum for Governor, Bill Nelson for Senator, and Stephanie Murphy for Congress. We are expecting more requests from students for assistance. So thanks for your support so far, and you can still donate, if you haven't done so already, by clicking here.
PPro hosts an Election Night watch party!
See the details, and sign up, in the Events section at the right of this page. Thanks, and see you then!
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We originally were selling these to be worn in the 2017 Reunions P-rade, which was successful and caused a big and favorable commotion among the spectators when those wearing the hats passed by. But you can still order one for ongoing use, here. Then PLEASE notify us by email by clicking here that you have done so, and your hat will be sent out immediately.
Publications by Princetonians
Our ongoing feature, Publications by Princetonians, features published documents by Princetonians who share our progressive values. Find it here.
PPro is happy to support the efforts of the ReachOut Mentorship Program to identify mentors for current Princeton students who are social entrepreneurs. ROMP is a program of four month (renewable) mentorships, where alumni guide groups of students who are starting socially relevant enterprises. Mentors commit to at least one hour per month of mentoring, by phone, video, or in person. Students welcome and benefit from this guidance, and can make more progress with this help.
To learn more about ROMP, watch video created by the students here. You can enroll as a mentor here.
PPro is happy to publicize the Class of 1978 Foundation's support of current undergraduate or graduate students' community service projects. More information, along with a link to the application form, is here.