"¡Adelante Tigres! Celebrating Latino Alumni at Princeton University" conference includes video premiere

Princeton alumni describe their individual experiences on campus and the collective history of Latino students at the University from the 1800s to today. (Video by Nick Barberio, Office of Communications)

More than 750 Princeton University undergraduate and graduate alumni and guests are registered to participate in the conference "¡Adelante Tigres! Celebrating Latino Alumni at Princeton University" on campus this week.

On Friday, March 31, at Richardson Auditorium, the University premiered a video highlighting the history and experiences of Latino students and alumni at Princeton from the 1800s to today.

The conference, which began Thursday, March 30, and ends Saturday, April 1, features presentations by alumni, faculty, staff and students; alumni discussion groups; networking opportunities; campus tours; and social events. "¡Adelante Tigres! Celebrating Latino Alumni at Princeton University" is open only to registered alumni and guests. 

Highlights of the conference include:

  • A conversation with President Christopher L. Eisgruber.
  • A conversation with the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, Class of 1976, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and University trustee Margarita Rosa, Class of 1974.
  • A discussion with Anthony Romero, Class of 1987, executive director, American Civil Liberties Union.
  • A closing reception and dinner with remarks by Nellie Gorbea, Class of 1988, secretary of state of Rhode Island.
  • Panel discussions featuring Princeton faculty, alumni, graduate students and undergraduate students on topics and issues such as Latino, Latina, Latinx: Immigration and Identity in the Age of Globalization; U.S. Elections and Polarized Latino Identity; Who Are We? The Intersections of Latino/a/x Identity; The Undocumented Experience; The Life and (Possible) Death of the Affordable Care Act: Where Do We Stand in 2017?; and Closing the Gap: Challenges in Education and Pathways Forward in the U.S.
  • Lectures by Princeton faculty members Brian Herrera, assistant professor of theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts; Patricia Fernández-Kelly, professor of sociology; Ali Valenzuela, assistant professor of politics; Miguel Centeno, the Musgrave Professor of Sociology; and Mónica Ponce de León, dean, School of Architecture.
  • Receptions and networking events hosted by academic departments and affinity groups.
  • A performing arts showcase featuring Ballet Folklórico, the Ellipses Slam Team, Marisol Soledad of the Class of 2007, Más Flow Dance Company, Phoenix Gonzalez of the Class of 2011; selections from "Manuel vs. the Statue of Liberty," an original work by 1986 graduate alumna Noemi de la Puente; and selections from "In the Heights."
  • A mercado-style welcome reception, themed food events, a salsa and bachata dance workshop, film screenings, and exhibitions across campus.

People can follow the conference using the #AdelantePrinceton hashtag on social media and by following the Alumni Association's Facebook and Twitter accounts.