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Night of Jazz in NYC - April 26th

Thursday April 26th
7PM (8PM show)
at the Blue Note in NYC

Join fellow Princeton alumni at 7PM at the Blue Note Jazz Club to hear a top-notch modern jazz band: The Bad Plus ( Before the show starts at 8PM, you can meet and chat with other Princetonians in the group, as well as the band's well-regarded pianist, Ethan Iverson. 

To read more about the show and to buy tickets, go to:

RSVP to Cathy Haught *05 ( by April 23rd.  

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Night of Jazz in NYC ( Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM )
Location: The Blue Note
Organized by: Cathy Haught *05

Posted by Princeton AAA about 8 years ago.


Princeton AlumniCorps Turning Point Series

As part of our Turning Point Series, Princeton AlumniCorps invites you to:

From Princeton to Prison to Purpose: The Story of Walter Fortson, Jim Farrin ’58, Natasha Japanwala ’14 and the Petey Greene Prisoner Assistance Program.”

Click here to RSVP


Thursday, April 26, 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Princeton AlumniCorps, 12 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ


While serving time for drug offenses at Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility in Annandale, NJ, Walter Fortson focused on personal reflection and self-improvement. After his release from detention, Fortson was admitted to Rutgers University, where he is currently an honors student and recipient of the Rutgers 2010 Academic Excellence Award.  Walter was also recently named a Truman Scholarship recipient. Fortson’s goal is to research and understand nutrition and obesity in the prison population, the risk factors involved and steps needed to adapting healthier lifestyles behind bars.



Meanwhile, in the fall of 2007, Jim Farrin ‘58 received a call from a Princeton classmate, Charlie Puttkammer; Charlie had some money that he wanted to give through the Rockefeller foundation to start a program at Princeton which would take Princeton students to a prison. Jim, skeptical at first, explained that he would try to help, but that he was “too busy”. A few hours later, Jim’s wife attended a reunion where she met a man from the Wagner Correctional Facility who was desperately looking for volunteers. Jim became convinced that this coincidence was “much bigger than him, it was divine providence at work.” This was an amazing opportunity for him to apply his life motto: give back. Thus began the Petey Greene Prisoner Assistance Program, which recruits and trains Princeton students and towns people to be effective tutors and teachers in nearby prisons to improve inmate abilities in reading, writing and math. The program also seeks to raise awareness on the need for criminal justice and prison reform.

Walter Fortson and Jim Farrin are working together to expand Petey Greene to other universities like Rutgers and are actively recruiting volunteers. In the first of its Turning Point series, Princeton AlumniCorps welcomes both Walter and Jim to speak to our guests about their experiences.

Natasha Japanwala ‘14 is a Petey Greene volunteer and led a Princeton Breakout trip focused on female incarceration in Oklahoma. She will share how these experiences have deepened her perspective and contributed to her own career trajectory. Natasha is a writer, currently studying English at Princeton University.

Walter Jimfarrin Natasha
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From Princeton to Prison to Purpose: The Story of Walter Fortson, Jim Farrin ’58, Natasha Japanwala ’14 and the Petey Greene Prisoner Assistance Program. ( Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM )

As part of our Turning Point Series, Princeton AlumniCorps invites you to:

“From Princeton to Prison to Purpose: The Story of Walter Fortson, Jim Farrin ’58, Natasha Japanwala ’14 and the Petey Greene Prisoner Assistance Program.”
Click here to RSVP.

Thursday, April 26, 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Princeton AlumniCorps, 12 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ

Fortson, a former prisoner turned Truman scholar, and Princeton alumnus Jim Farrin help bring educational opportunities to local prisons. Fortson and Farrin will be joined by Princeton student Natasha Japanwala who volunteers at a local prison. Thank you for considering participating in an important conversation about an issue that affects us all.

Turning Point is sponsored by the AlumniCorps Community Volunteers program, and features speakers with inspiring stories that drove their passion for service. Community Volunteers connects similarly inspired Princeton alumni with organizations that are in need of volunteers with professional experience. To learn more about the Community Volunteers program and to see a list of our current opportunities, please visit our Community Volunteers page or e-mail the Community Volunteers Program Manager at

Location: Princeton AlumniCorps Office (12 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ)

Posted by lieu2u about 8 years ago.


Seminar on North Korea by Evans Revere '76

On Tuesday, May 15, Evans Revere '76 will lead a seminar for PA3 members on North Korea. Those of us outside the formal foreign policy machinery will have the rare opportunity to interact with a seasoned US diplomat whose extensive experience dealing with the North Koreans makes him very much in demand.  It should prove to be a fascinating evening.  7:30 to 10PM at Room 111 of East Pyne.  Previous seminars have been limited to 20 people, so we ask that you RSVP to Tom Swift '76 at if you wish to attend.

Evans J.R. Revere, Lecturer in International Affairs and Diplomat-in-Residence, came to Princeton after a distinguished career as one of the State Department’s leading Asia experts, with extensive experience in Korea, China, and Japan. He teaches “International Relations of East Asia” and “Diplomacy and Security in Northeast Asia.” Mr. Revere is also Senior Director with the Albright Stonebridge Group, a renowned global strategy firm and previously was president and CEO of The Korea Society, the leading U.S. non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening America’s relations with Korea. He served as Acting Assistant Secretary of State and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, as well as Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul. He also served in the PRC, Taiwan, and Japan. He has extensive experience in negotiations with North Korea. He speaks Chinese, Japanese, and Korean and is a graduate of Princeton University.

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Evans Revere '76 Seminar on North Korea ( Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM )
Location: 111 East Pyne
Cost: Free
Organized by: Tom Swift '76

Posted by Sara over 8 years ago.


"Miss Representation" - a film and a discussion

the Princeton Area Alumni Association (PA3) 
Graduate Women in Science & Engineering (
 the Princeton University
Women's Center

a screening of Miss Representation

preceded by a light buffet dinner, courtesy of GWISE
followed by an interactive discussion.

We welcome all, women and men, boys and girls,
to this evening of provocative discussion
and enjoyable networking.

This documentary, by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival
and aired on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
The film explores how the media's misrepresentations of women have led 
to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence.
Watch the
trailer and you won't want to miss this great event!
See what people are talking about.

WHEN     Friday, April 13th, 2012
6:00pm - meet, greet and eat (a light buffet dinner)
6:30pm - screening of documentary
8:00pm - interactive, moderated discussion
about the film and the issues

WHERE    Princeton University -
Bowen Hall Auditorium

HOW to attend RSVP to Lydia Zaininger '83

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Miss Representation - a film and a discussion ( Friday, April 13, 2012 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM )

6:00pm - meet, greet & eat (a light buffet dinner)
6:30pm - film screening
8:00pm - moderated & interactive discussion

Location: PU Bowen Hall Auditorium
Organized by: PA3 - GWISE - PU Women's Center

Posted by lydia over 8 years ago.


PA3 table at Communiversity

Saturday, April 28th, 12noon - 5PM

Please stop by the PA3 table on the front lawn of Nassau Hall.  We will have t-shirts for sale, giveaways, and kids' crafts.

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PA3 Table at Communiversity ( Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM )

Please stop by!

If you are interested in volunteering for a shift at the booth, please email:

Location: Front Lawn of Nassau Hall

Posted by Princeton AAA over 8 years ago.