I, Too, Am Princeton features CAAS interns, students, community members
On Wednesdsay, April 23rd, members of the Princeton University Black Student Union shared a photography and commentary project, "I, Too, Am Princeton." Connecting to "I Am" movements around the nation and world, over 50 Princeton University undergraduate students came together to ask questions, express frustrations, and reveal vulnerable and anguishing moments of life on-campus.
At CAAS, we are heartened by the statement of students, and we support activities to make the campus a better place for all students. Notable in this display, we are proud to recognize our interns Uchechi Kaul, '14, and Cameron Bell, '16. We also recognize many CAAS students and community members.
View the entire collection at itooamprinceton.tumblr.com.
Uchechi Kaul, '14 asks an important question in front of our home, Stanhope Hall.
Cameron Bell, '16 (right) brings attention to the lack of diversity among faculty.
Our alumni are impressed by the project as well.
Dr. Anita Tijerina Revilla, '95 writes, "I can relate to many of these photos... The assumptions made about folks of color at Ivies are interesting. While privilege and elitism is offered to us, we are also subject to extreme alienation, discrimination and depression. I am grateful for all of the student activists of color who helped me navigate a place that was definitely not made with me in mind and who helped raise my consciousnes, eventually leading to my commitment to student movements -- being a part of them, and now documenting their importance through my scholarship. Those orgs saved me in Higher Ed and in academia."