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  • 9:00am – Morning Town Hall with Open Mic
  • 10:00am-7:00pm – Teach-ins and Performances
  • 7:00pm – Final Town Hall with Open Mic



The list was last updated on Sunday March 05, 2017, at 10:37:41 PM.


Sanctuary Politics
(Shaun Marmon)
Promoting a Consistent Life Ethic Across the Political Spectrum
(John Londregan, Ana Samuel, Matthew Igoe, and Allie Burton)
Speech & Rhetoric in American Democracy: How Discourse Shapes Activism & Civic Life
(Lucia Rafanelli and Chloe Bakalar)
Art Between Activism, Solidarity, and Critique
(Mostafa Heddaya, Matthew Shen Goodman, and Hal Foster)
Preserving Progress in Digital Accessibility for People with Disabilities
(Damian Sian)
The Imperial University
(Tala Khanmalek and Catherine Clune-Taylor)
Why Science: Facts, Evidence, and the Search for Truth
(Josh Shaevitz)


The Border Wall as a Policy Option and Political Symbol
(Doug Massey)
Forged in Fire: How Academic Diversity Makes Everyone Stronger
(Will Happer, Thomas Kelly, and Mikhael Smits)
The Inseparability of Islamophobia and Racism
(Ariana Myers)
Militarization and Endless War
(Laurel Mei-Singh and Anne McClintock)
Reading Images: Media, Art, and Politics
(Beatrice Kitzinger, Katherine King, Irene Small, and Nathan Stobaugh)
Willful Ignorance: Congressional Efforts to Stop Federal Geographic Data Collection on Racial Disparities and Affordable Housing
(Wangyal Shawa and Bill Guthe)
Banning the Bomb in 2017
(Tamara Patton and Zia Mian)
Climate Change: Life and Death
(Melissa Lane)


Restoring American Power: War, Peace, International Order -- and Donald Trump
(Zia Mian)
Allying Yourself with Muslim Communities
(N.A. Mansour)
The Smoking Gun: Myths and Facts about Gun Violence in the United States
(Rachel Herrera)
Picturing Colonialism and Resistance in America in the 21st Century
(Kimia Shahi and Megan Baumhammer)
Gender Inequality in Princeton
(Katherine Fleming and Ananya Malhotra)
Broke! The Effects of Income Inequality on American Politics
(Brandon Hunter and Heath Pearson)


Defending Democracy: Political Lessons from Around the World
(Alisha Holland, Deborah Yashar, and Mark Beissinger)


Meeting the Stranger at the Gate: Global and Local Responses to the Refugee Crisis
(Julianne Whittaker, Chiara Ficarelli, and Ben Reimold)
The U.S., Iran, and the Middle East
(Hossein Mousavian, Daniel Kurtzer, and Rob Goldston)
Between Trumpism and Elitism: the Scientist's Plight under Capitalism
(Denys Bondar, M.V. Ramana, and Francois Laforge)
Campus Rape, Sexual Assault, and Title IX
(Gayle Salamon and Anne McClintock)
Becoming a Public Figure
(Christy Wampole)


Making Progress on Climate Change Policy in the Next Four Years
(Michael Oppenheimer, Robert Socolow, and Robert Keohane)


Teaching STEM College Courses in New Jersey Prisons
(Jill Knapp, Jenny Greene, and Angela Radulescu)
Understanding the Rise of Populism: Economic and Social Perspectives
(Damien Capelle)
Are Facts Political?
(Cara Brook and Mark Vardy)
Closing the Gap: Gender and Prestige in Science & Medicine
(Krupa Jani and Andrea Graham)
Intersectional Activism and Advocacy: Fighting the Good Fight(s)
(Dara Strolovitch, Colleen O'Gorman, Julie Chen, Marie Siliciano, and Julio Castillo)


Trump and the Nuclear Doomsday Machine
(Frank von Hippel and Bruce Blair)


Scouts for Equality: Lessons from Creating Change Within the Boy Scouts of America
(Zach Wahls)
Gerrymandering, the House of Representatives, and the 2018 Election
(Sam Wang)
Using Social Networks and Media to Shift Social Norm Perceptions
(Betsy Levy Paluck)
Issues Around Scholarship in the Middle East
(Daniel Sheffield, Murat Bozluolcay, Duygu Coskuntuna, and Samin Rashidbeigi)
Shrinking Ice Sheets, Rising Seas: Today and in the Last Interglacial
(Frederik Simons)
The History of Science and Political Engagement: An Open Discussion
(Historians of Science)


Information Control on the Internet: From Censorship to Propaganda
(Nick Feamster)


Child Welfare Policy in America
(Seth Olsen)
The Will to Punish
(Didier Fassin, Naomi Murakawa, and SPEAR)
Making Political Disagreement Productive: Ways to Mitigate Confirmation Bias
(Vidushi Sharma)
Surfing Hurricane Seas: A Meditation Practice and Discussion of Maintaining Mental Balance in Turbulent Times
(Joe Cooper and Shefalika Gandhi)
Value of Storage Technologies for Wind and Solar Energy
(Jessika Trancik, hosted by the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment)


Science in the Public Sphere: How Can We Increase Non-Expert Engagement with the Knowledge and Values of Science?
(Benjamin Weiner)
Bystander Intervention: Preventing Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence at Princeton
(SHARE Peers)
Revenue-neutral Carbon Tax: The Most Feasible and Effective Policy at Combatting Climate Change
(Hessam Akhlaghpour, Chaz Copeland, Jonathan Lu, and Jonathan Shi)
Building Coalitions Through Service
(Pace Center for Civic Engagement)
The ABCs of Socialism
(Tess Jacobson, Annabelle Tseng, and Princeton Young Democratic Socialists)
University Center for Human Values (UCHV) Values and Praxis Lab: Community Organizing
(Jeffrey Stout, Cornel West, Nyle Fort, Daniel May, and Jessica Sarriott)
Taking the Pulse of U.S. Health Care: 50 Days into the Trump Administration
(Janet Currie, Paul Starr, Nolan McCarty, Heather Howard, and Ilyana Kuziemko)


Palestine/Israel and Academic Freedom in Trumpland
(Max Weiss)
Standing with Standing Rock
(Rev. Elsie Armstrong Rhodes)
The Role of the Free Press in Preserving Democracy
(Sarah Sakha)
Science Communication and Education Workshop
(Daniel Steinberg)


Scientists Solidarity and Internationalism
(Ahmed El Hady)
Cryptoparty: Learn to Protect your Data and Privacy
(Bernat Guillen Pegueroles and Sameer Wagh)
Carbon “Handprint” Workshop
(Gina Talt)
Trickle Up Volunteerism and Activism
(Romie Desrogene)
Making Your Voice Heard: How to Communicate with Legislators
(David Ribar)


Fighting for Immigrants’ Rights
(Princeton Latinos y Amigos and Princeton DREAM Team)
All I Do Is Win: How to Win Your Next Argument
(Laura Hausman and the Whig-Clio Society)

Activities and Side Events

History of Science Knowledge Fair: “Understanding Science and Anti-Science”

East TV Lounge (Frist 100 Level), 11:00am-3:00pm
Come one come all to the History of Science Knowledge Fair: “Understanding Science and Anti-Science.” All members of the wider Princeton community are invited to participate in one-on-one or small group discussions about politics and knowledge production in its historical contexts. Faculty and graduate students alike will be here to talk about the history of science with a nod to topics relevant to urgent issues of political concern. Come! Learn something. Share something.

Art Space and Poster Creation

Women’s Center Lounge – Frist 245, 2:00-5:00pm
As we engage in discussions about important issues facing our community, nation and planet, we recognize there are multiple ways to express thoughts, feelings and experiences. The Women’s Center is holding an open art space in their lounge for anyone participating in the Day of Action who would like to create a protest sign, write poetry or a reflection, or create an art piece. Art supplies will be provided.

DREAM Team Mercer County ID Booth

Class of 1952 Room (Frist A Level, next to cafeteria), 12:00-4:00pm
In partnership with the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF), The Princeton DREAM Team will host a Mercer County ID booth. The Mercer County ID card is an initiative that allows the symbolic inclusion of populations historically excluded from the Mercer County community. Endorsed by Mercer County officials, the card allows the migrant community to access necessary everyday institutions such as banks, pharmacies and schools. You can learn more about the initiative here. Please join us in making the card universal. The more students, staff, faculty and administrators use this card as a form of identification, the more accepted the card will become. To cover the expenses of issuing the card, LALDEF charges a $15 fee. You will also need to bring a photo ID (government-issued ID) and a document (bill, voter registration, etc) that verifies your address in Mercer County. Any questions, reach out to

Voter Registration

Frist 100-Level, near tabling organizations, 10:00am-6:30pm
Come register to vote, learn about the New Jersey 2017 election calendar, and write letters to your local, state, and national representatives. We’re the Princeton Voter Drive. We are interested in getting people registered to vote, talking to them about the issues that matter to them, and seeing how eager they might be to get more involved in civic life and local politics. Follow our efforts and come chat with us on our podcast ‘Voices to Votes.’ Let’s get involved!

Novelist Colson Whitehead: Reading and Book Signing

McCormick 101, hosted by Mathey and Rockefeller Colleges, 4:30-5:30pm
Colson Whitehead will be reading from his new novel, The Underground Railroad, which won the 2016 National Book Award. The book portrays a fugitive slave’s efforts to reach the north by way of a literalized network of underground railroads. Through its reimagining of conventional history, it offers an indictment of present day race relations in America. For more information, see



Jazz Vocal Collective

Cafe Vivian (Frist 100-level)
Jazz Vocal Collective Ensemble is a Princeton University small jazz ensemble that features solo voice. Under the direction of Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin, the ensemble meets weekly to create and re-create musical arrangements of jazz standards, popular songs, and original compositions, in a collaborative musical experience.


Tigerlilies, a cappella

Frist 100 Level, near East TV Lounge
Tigerlilies gathered for the first time in 1971 beneath Princeton’s 1879 Arch. The Lils have changed over the past four decades, but their sisterhood and dedication to music remain steadfast. All songs sung by the Tigerlilies were arranged by current members, alumnae, or friends of the group, making the group’s repertoire as diverse as it is timeless.


Wildcats, a cappella

Frist 100 Level, near East TV Lounge
The Wildcats are a dynamic all-female a cappella group composed of confident, vibrant, and professional women who strive to redefine all-female a cappella, reflect the spirit of Princeton, and promote diversity and female empowerment. The Wildcats will be singing “Angel Eyes” by Ella Fitzgerald, “All These Things I’ve Done” by The Killers, and “We are Family” by Sister Sledge.


Katzenjammers, a cappella

Frist 100 Level, near East TV Lounge
Founded in 1973, the Princeton Katzenjammers are the oldest co-ed a cappella group in the Ivy League. Today, a full 40 years later, the group continues to value variety in its music, performing an eclectic range of jazz, classical, secular, sacred, and pop music.


Elisabeth Bloom, cello

Frist 100 Level, near East TV Lounge
Elisabeth Bloom is in her first year of the PhD program in French and is a cello student of Alberto Parrini. She holds a Bachelors of Music degree in Cello Performance with a double major in French from Vanderbilt University. She will be performing J.S. Bach’s Suite No. 3 in C Major for Unaccompanied Cello.


Princeton Pianists Ensemble

Frist 100 Level, near East TV Lounge
The Princeton Pianists Ensemble is a collaborative piano group that’s devoted to multi-hand and multi-piano music. As pioneers in the art of collaborative piano, they challenge the notion that piano is only a solo instrument and push the traditional boundaries of how the instrument is performed. Their mission is to make beautiful music accessible to all and to spread it around Princeton and the world.


Tigressions, a cappella

Frist 100 Level, near East TV Lounge
The Princeton University Tigressions were founded in 1981 by a group of undergraduate women eager to add a bold, new sound to Princeton’s rich – but largely all-male – a cappella tradition (Women had only been on campus since 1969.) Since then, the Tigressions have arranged all their own music, with songs ranging from Katy Perry to U2, Arianna Grande to Alt-J. During the year they perform at various alumni and community events around Princeton, travel on our domestic and international tours twice a year, and sing under the arches every two weeks too!


Contrapunctus XIV

Frist 100 Level, near East TV Lounge
This ensemble brings together choral singers and dedicates its work to the exploration and performance of sacred and secular early and Baroque music. XIV will perform O vos omnes by Victoria, Hear my Prayer by Purcell, Ich lasse dich nicht by Bach and The Lamb by Tavener.


Sympoh, urban dance group

Frist A-Level Gallery (or Frist Patio if weather permits)
Sympoh is Princeton University’s only B-boy/B-girl crew founded in 1998 by four students looking to create an outlet for the urban arts on campus. Sympoh aims to educate the Princeton community on foundational elements of hip-hop such as graffiti, emceeing, DJing, and dancing (including popping, locking, breaking, housing, and hustling; with a primary focus on breaking).


Princeton University Glee Club

Frist A-Level Gallery
PUGC is Princeton University’s oldest choir, composed of approximately 80 voices. They give multiple performances throughout the year featuring music from Baroque to Modern, and will be singing Baltic choral music which signifies the cul­ture, her­itage, and bat­tle for inde­pen­dence of the Baltic states.


Princeton University Rock Ensemble

Frist A-Level Gallery
Rock music has been the soundtrack to protest since the 60s. The Princeton University Rock Ensemble is a collective of 30 musicians who perform rock and all its variants, and they hope to help make March 6th a productive and vibrant day for all involved.

Tabling Organizations

University and local organizations will be tabling on Frist 100 Level, 10:30am-6:30pm

Citizens Climate Lobby

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Our approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of our Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal we train and support volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media, and their local community.

Coalition for Peace Action (11:30am-1:30pm)

The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) is a grassroots citizens organization which brings together people of all ages, backgrounds, professions, and political persuasions in support of three goals: global abolition of nuclear weapons, a peace economy, and a halt to weapons trafficking at home and abroad. CFPA is based in Princeton, NJ with chapters in NJ and PA.

Diversity and Inclusion Office of the Graduate School (4:30-6:30pm)

Our mission is to develop and expand innovative programs and initiatives that support and enrich the experience of prospective and current students from diverse backgrounds. We value the heterogeneity of experiences, perspectives, and thoughts of our community members.

Innovations for Successful Societies

Innovations for Successful Societies (ISS) supports public servants, policy makers, civic groups, and scholars who lead institutional reform under difficult conditions. ISS analysis, case studies, interviews, and online courses inform a new “science of delivery” and help support government reform efforts worldwide.

Pace Center for Civic Engagement

The Pace Center makes service and civic engagement part of the Princeton student experience. At the Pace Center, we believe that service is most powerful when viewed less as an activity or box to check, and more as a guiding lens to shape decision-making and pursue a meaningful life. We believe that learning and service go hand-in-hand. That supporting student ideas leads to self-discovery. That students can make an intentional difference at Princeton and beyond when they explore their relationship to the world.

Petey-Greene (10:30am-5:00pm)

Petey Greene recruits, trains, and coordinates volunteers, typically undergraduate and graduate students, to tutor in education programs in prisons and jails.  We provide supplemental educational resources to corrections departments at no charge to their facilities. Our enthusiastic, knowledgeable volunteers can work one-on-one with students that need extra assistance, allowing teachers to focus on moving the class forward.

Princeton Graduate Students United (Frist A-level Gallery)

Princeton Graduate Students United is a group of graduate students committed to winning the right to have a say in the terms and conditions of our employment here at Princeton by forming a union for graduate teachers and researchers. Through ground-up, grassroots organization, we are identifying the needs and concerns of Princeton graduate student workers and the ways in which we can improve our relationship with the University and with each other. To find out more, visit or contact us at

Princeton Graduate Women In Science and Engineering (12:00-6:30pm)

GWiSE is a community of graduate students who advocate for inclusion and gender equality in STEM fields at Princeton and beyond.  We connect graduate women through professional development and social events, invite speakers to campus to discuss inclusion and diversity across the sciences, and participate in outreach programs that encourage young people, particularly young women, to follow their scientific and engineering passions.

Princeton Progressive

The Princeton Progressive is a recently revived student published print magazine at Princeton University dedicated to promoting left-leaning political discussion on campus. The publication strives to provide progressive students with a dedicated platform to share their views and voices.

Princeton Student Climate Lobby (12:30-6:00pm)

We, the Princeton Student Climate Lobby, aim to provide an outlet for students to learn about, engage with, and have a positive impact on climate-related issues. We are working with the Citizen’s Climate Lobby to raise awareness around carbon pricing, an effective, market-based solution to emissions reductions that has widespread support among economists and policymakers from both sides of the aisle.

Princeton University Energy Association

The Princeton University Energy Association is a nonpartisan student group that focuses on engaging the Princeton community in current issues surrounding energy technology and energy policy through various educational, career, and service opportunities. Our events include an annual energy case competition for high school students, a 3-day trip to the MIT Energy Conference in March, and an “Industry Vs. Academia” monthly speaker panel series, the first of which will be a panel on energy storage on March 9th, 6:30pm in Maeder Hall 103.

RepresentUs Central NJ Chapter

The Central NJ Chapter of Represent.US is part of a national nonpartisan, grassroots movement to fight political corruption and reduce the influence of big money in politics. Beginning in 2013, Represent.Us has pursued anti-corruption reform in Central New Jersey through municipal resolutions, first, in Princeton (2014). Ewing Township (2015) and, in 2016, South Brunswick and Lawrence Township. These resolutions, as endorsed in a 2015 Trenton Times editorial, are building blocks and local mandates for passage of Anti-Corruption Acts in Trenton and Washington, DC: ( . Our 2017 plan is to pass more municipal resolutions so the New Jersey Legislature will act on bipartisan Assembly bills attacking the corruption of “dark” money and creating robust campaign finance reform.

Showing Up for Racial Justice

SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change. We envision a society where we struggle together with love, for justice, human dignity and a sustainable world.

Stand CNJ (10:00am-12:30pm)

STAND CNJ is a progressive grassroots organization in Central New Jersey focused on taking back power through taking local action. STAND CNJ has over 900 members (and growing daily) primarily from six counties – Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset. STAND CNJ’s mission is to support our democracy from the ground up, right here in New Jersey, by fighting for social justice, economic opportunity and human rights for all. We aim to have an impact on elections and issues at the local and state levels through constituent mobilization and empowerment. Through our local efforts, a stronger, more progressive NJ can shape policy and discourse more powerfully at the national level.

Young Democratic Socialists of Princeton (12:00-6:30pm)

Our mission is to educate and organize students and young people, and to play a helpful and principled role in the movement for social justice. Within and throughout this struggle, we will articulate and defend the idea that true human liberation is impossible under capitalism. We seek social change which extends democracy into all aspects of life — social, political and economic — in other words, we seek democratic socialism. Throughout the day, we will be hosting a reading & discussion group on “The ABCs of Socialism” and will be tabling in Frist, chatting with anyone and everyone about democratic socialism and the organizing work to be done going forward.

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