News & Updates

September 5, 2019

Central Jersey PPro Chapter heats up in September 2019

– Esteemed Fellow Princeton Progressives – We have a great September cooked up for our Central Jersey PPro Chapter. Like any good stew, it has little bit of many things. Sept 7 – 8: First off there is Voter Registration in Super State PA! Yes – PA has been studied […]
July 24, 2019

What recent legislative challenges to reproductive health care mean for P.U. students

As a nation, we have witnessed an assault on reproductive health care. Despite the overwhelming support for safe legal abortion, anti-abortion legislators have enacted cruel, dangerous and unconstitutional abortion bans. Reproductive health services for members of the LGBTQ community are also under attack as a result of the administration’s regulation […]
June 18, 2019

A conversation with the USA’s first Muslim American woman mayor

On June 19, PPro’s Princeton chapter sponsored a conversation with the USA’s first Muslim American woman mayor, Dr. Sadaf Jaffer, Princeton post-doc and Mayor of Montgomery Township. Dr. Jaffer does research in Islamic Feminist studies, and has sort of become her own research topic, as she is the first Muslim […]
June 18, 2019

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 […]
June 18, 2019

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.
June 18, 2019

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. […]
June 18, 2019

Douglas Rushkoff ’83 fundraiser

PPro is proud to have been able once again to feature Doug Rushkoff ’83, a leading voice in the application of social media to economic and social justice, on 21 March 2019. After a period of mingling at Civic Hall in Manhattan, Rushkoff expanded on the ideas in his most recent book, Team […]
May 19, 2019

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. More about the walkout at the #MeToo Forum […]
February 15, 2019

PPRO Supports Spear

SPEAR, the undergraduate organization named Students for Prison Education and Reform, has in the past held multi-day conferences which PPro has been happy to support. Now they are sending postcards to New Jersey legislators, urging support for legislation that would provide felons, even those currently incarcerated, with the right to […]
February 15, 2019

Election night with PPro

Pat Irvin ’76 and Wendell Lancaster hosted an informal dinner and an election night watch party at their Fifth Avenue apartment on 6 November 2018. The evening featured a talk by James B. Lieber on the implications of the recent Pennsylvania case that successfully challenged that state’s gerrymandering, based on […]
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