A conversation with the USA's first Muslim American woman mayorJoin PPro for a conversation with the USA's first Muslim American woman mayor, Dr. Sadaf Jaffer. This event will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT) in the Princeton area.
You may register here. Exact location information will be provided to all registrants.
We hope you can make it!
PPro's Reunions Panel and Social Mixer
Criminal Justice Reform Efforts on Campus and Beyond
Pro's Reunions panel, co-sponsored with Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR), took place on Friday, 31 May, from 1 to 230pm in the Maeder Hall Auditorium. It featured Larry Hamm '78, Jim Farrin '58, Naomi Shifrin '21, Kiki Gilbert '21, and Micah Herskind '19. The audience, although smaller than hoped for because of competing panels, reacted with pleasure and enthusiasm. The panel was followed by a Social Mixer later in the afternoon at Terrace Club, which attracted again a modestly sized audience with plenty of enthusiasm, helped along perhaps by good food and drink. A number of attendees expressed the intention to become members of PPro, thus helping us carry out this and similar efforts in the future.
The Spring 2019 issue of The Prog is now available
The Spring 2019 issue of The Prog, the progressive undergraduate magazine supported in part by PPro, is now available for downloading (in pdf format) here. See their website, and an archive of back issues, here.
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 and (about the walkout at the #MeToo Forum to protest the presence on the panel of Bret Kavanaugh's lawyer) 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
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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