An Evening with Mariachi El Bronx
Sep
26
8:00 pm20:00

An Evening with Mariachi El Bronx

  • Carl FIelds Center 104

Born out of a desire to challenge themselves musically, Mariachi El Bronx is the alter ego of Los Angeles punk band the Bronx. Conceived in 2006, the idea came about when the Bronx were asked to play an acoustic set and, rather than simply pare down their sound, they took their music in a whole new direction, moving away from hardcore and exploring Latin sounds. The band worked on material for the new project while the Bronx toured, and in 2009, Mariachi El Bronx released their eponymous debut. True to the form of their main gig, the bandmembers followed up with a second self-titled album in 2011. In 2014, the group returned with Mariachi El Bronx (III), which found them fusing synthesizers and electronics into their traditional mariachi sound.

 

Mad Women, Rump Shakers, and Bad Mamas
Sep
28
6:00 pm18:00

Mad Women, Rump Shakers, and Bad Mamas

  • Carl A. Fields Center 104

Tamara Winfrey-Harris, author of The Sisters are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America, uses humor, history and frank talk to reveal how stereotypes like Jezebel, Sapphire, Mammy and the Matriarch persist in the 21st century and how they influence the lives of Black women. 

We Too Sing America
Oct
4
7:00 pm19:00

We Too Sing America

  • Carl Fields Center 104

Deepa Iyer, author of We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future, is a South Asian American activist, writer, and lawyer. In her compelling lecture Iyer asks how emerging communities of color and immigrants can transform America’s changing racial landscape. Iyer lifts up the stories of young South Asian, Muslim, Arab and Sikh activist who are supporting new movements of resistance. Through storytelling and policy analysis around racial flashpoints like the 2012 massacre at a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek and the opposition to the construction of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro in post-9/11 America, Iyer challenges us to confront our national insecurities, anti-immigrant sentiment and racial anxiety on South Asian, Muslim, Arab and Sikh communities. 

Wellness Wednesday: La Bomba Dance
Oct
5
7:00 pm19:00

Wellness Wednesday: La Bomba Dance

  • Carl Fields Center 105

La Bomba, is a call and response musical expression and dance created in Puerto Rico by Afro-Latinx slaves and their ancestors on colonial sugar plantations along the coast of the island. It’s a unique style filled with deep cultural history. Yelimara Concepción Santos, a member of Afro-Inspira Bomba performance group, is a dance/movement therapist and performer that researches social, emotional, political, cultural and spiritual identities through song, dance, and music.

Wellness Wednesday: Sonya Renee - The Body is Not an Apology Workshop
Oct
12
8:00 pm20:00

Wellness Wednesday: Sonya Renee - The Body is Not an Apology Workshop

  • Carl Fields Center 105

This activity and participation based workshop uses popular education, performance poetry and media examples to introduce the concepts of Body Terrorism and Radical Self Love. Participants will explore how we are regularly asked to apologize for the bodies we inhabit (based on size, race, gender, sexuality or ability) and start to uncover their own road to Radical Self Love and body empowerment.

Sponsored by Women*s Center and Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding

Poets Corner: Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Oct
14
Oct 15

Poets Corner: Nuyorican Poets Cafe

  • Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Join the Fields Center as we takeover New York City and enjoy a night of poetry at one of the country’s most highly respected arts organizations, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.

Over the last 40 years, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe has served as a home for groundbreaking works of poetry, music, theater and visual arts.The Cafe champions the use of poetry, jazz, theater, hip-hop and spoken word as means of social empowerment for minority and underprivileged artists. A multicultural and multi-arts institution, the Cafe gives voice to a diverse group of rising poets, actors, filmmakers and musicians who have not yet found consistent havens for their work.

More information to follow.

A Conversation on Black Lives Matter with Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Mike Brown, Sr. and Shaun King
Oct
18
6:00 pm18:00

A Conversation on Black Lives Matter with Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Mike Brown, Sr. and Shaun King

  • Carl Fields Center 104

Join us for a poignant conversation about race, police brutality, violence and activism with Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Michael Brown, Sr. and Shaun King. They invite us to hear the way the “personal is political” by providing personal testimony to the way racism has impacted a family as well as a growing national movement.

Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation and Professor in the Department of African American Students at Princeton University. Michael Brown, Sr. is the father of Michael Brown, the slain Missouri teenager who was killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson following an altercation at a convenience store in the suburban St. Louis city in August 2014. Shaun King has written extensively about the Black Lives Matter movement, covering discrimination, police brutality, the prison industrial complex, and social justice in the wake of violence in New York, Baltimore, Cleveland, Ferguson, Missouri, Charleston, South Carolina, and other cities. He is Senior Justice Writer at the New York Daily News

Oct
19
12:30 pm12:30

Wellness Wednesday: Dealing with Trauma

  • Carl Fields Center 105

In a time of global precarity where violence is prevalent and many identities targeted, learning tools for self preservation is imperative to survival. The Fields Center and Dr. Nathalie Edmond from CPS have joined together to have intentional conversations on dealing with trauma and self care. Being proactive about learning skills and resources to deal with trauma is important since it can have severe consequences on a person's physical, spiritual and mental health.

Lunch will be provided

Oct
26
6:00 pm18:00

Wellness Wednesday: Study Break

  • Carl Fields Center 105

With the stress of midterms lingering all over campus, a study break that embraces the child in you might be the perfect thing you need! Join the Fields Center in creating your very own slime, arts and crafts and frankenstein type teddy bears! Cut and sew teddies with unicorn wings and duck feet, color in a mandalas, and even take your slime home! Let’s not forget there will be food, music and lots of love.

Class Matters with Shane Lloyd
Nov
10
6:00 pm18:00

Class Matters with Shane Lloyd

  • Carl Fields Center 104

Shane Lloyd is an associate trainer with Class Action, which provides a dynamic framework and creates safe spaces for people from across the class spectrum to explore class and to identify and begin to dismantle classism. This workshop will ask students to interrogate the ways class impacts access and the experiences of their peers with a special emphasis on understanding systematic oppression, being self reflective and accountability.

Poets Corner: El Grito De Poetas
Nov
11
8:00 pm20:00

Poets Corner: El Grito De Poetas

  • Carl Fields Center 105

El Grito de Poetas collective is a group of diverse Latinx poets dedicated to the craft and performance of modern day poetry. With their Latin roots and culture entrenched deeply within urban NYC, they are firmly committed to spreading knowledge of their various cultures, heritages and traditions through a neo-modern traditional style of spoken word.

Wellness Wednesday: Cultural Thanksgiving
Nov
16
6:00 pm18:00

Wellness Wednesday: Cultural Thanksgiving

  • Carl Fields Center 104

In the spirit of community this event will be an opportunity for students of different backgrounds to join together in appreciation of one another. Recognizing the problematic and often untold history of Thanksgiving, this event will serve as a space where different cultures are centered and recognized. And of course, there will be an abundance of different food you won’t want to miss!

Poets Corner: Alex Dang
Dec
9
8:00 pm20:00

Poets Corner: Alex Dang

  • Carl Fields Center 105

Alex Dang started performing slam poetry at seventeen and hasn't slowed down since. Combining a firework performance style and intimate writing, Alex has earned his way to becoming the Eugene Poetry Grand Slam Champion in 2014 and 2015. He has been a TEDx speaker for both University of Oregon and Reno, Nevada, and his chapbook, 'You Can Do Better,' is published through Where Are You Press. His work has been featured on Huffington Post, UpWorthy, and Everyday Feminism and has been viewed over 1.5 million times on YouTube. Alex has performed in over 35 cities, 20 states, and is a world renowned burger expert.


Poets Corner featuring the Breakbeat Poets
Sep
23
8:00 pm20:00

Poets Corner featuring the Breakbeat Poets

  • Carl A. Fields Center 104

The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop is the first poetry anthology by and for the Hip-Hop generation, celebrating a break with the past and an honoring of the tradition(s) and creating an undeniable body, expanding the canon for the fresher. Join three BreakBeat Poets as they share their work, shaping and remixing the next and now movement(s) in American letters on the page, from the stage, and in classroom spaces across the country.

The Breakbeat Poets Cypher Workshop
Sep
23
6:00 pm18:00

The Breakbeat Poets Cypher Workshop

  • Carl A. Fields Center 105

An evening cypher-style workshop based in the pedagogies and aesthetics central to Louder Than a Bomb, the world’s largest youth poetry festival, followed by a reading and performance, featuring three poets, a live DJ and student performances. 

The Poet Laureate of the United States: a Conversation with Juan Felipe Herrera
Sep
22
7:00 pm19:00

The Poet Laureate of the United States: a Conversation with Juan Felipe Herrera

  • Carl Fields Center 104

Join the Princeton Latino Graduate Student Association as they host Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera. Juan Felipe Herrera was born in Fowler, California, on December 27, 1948. The son of migrant farmers, Herrera moved often, living in trailers or tents along the roads of the San Joaquin Valley in Southern California. As a child, he attended school in a variety of small towns from San Francisco to San Diego. His interests in indigenous cultures inspired him to lead a formal Chicano trek to Mexican Indian villages, from the rain forest of Chiapas to the mountains of Nayarit. In 2015, Herrera was named Poet Laureate of the United States, for which he launched the project La Casa de Colores, which invites citizens to contribute to an epic poem.

Wellness Wednesday: Hip-Hop Yoga with Jazmyn Burton
Sep
21
6:30 pm18:30

Wellness Wednesday: Hip-Hop Yoga with Jazmyn Burton

  • Carl A. Fields Center 104

Hip-Hop and yoga: an unlikely combination is actually the perfect marriage for spiritual healing and consciousness. Align your chakras and open those hips to Tupac, Kanye, and Lauryn Hill! Yoga has been a spiritual and physical practice in many cultures for centuries. Its goals are to get people centered, check in with the body, and learn the importance of breath in an attempt to become more self-aware. Using music in this practice is not new. Hip-Hop has been the music of resistance, healing, and expression for people of color since its birth. It arose out of a place of survival and community.

We Gon‘ Be Alright
Sep
20
7:00 pm19:00

We Gon‘ Be Alright

  • Carl A. Fields Center 104

Jeff Chang (Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, Who We Be) takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, passionate personal writing, and distinguished cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, and changing ideas about Asian Americanness.

Annual Fields Day featuring DJ Beauty and the Beatz
Sep
13
3:00 pm15:00

Annual Fields Day featuring DJ Beauty and the Beatz

  • Fields Center Lawn

A classic throwback to your favorite childhood field day events—from games to giveaways, dope music to an epic soul train line and some of the best food trucks; don’t miss the annual Fields Day at the Fields Center!