You are invited to join us for Princeton Diversity Discussions! In his 2021 State of the University letter, Princeton University's President Christopher L. Eisgruber remarked, "We will press onward with the actions and conversations required to make this University stronger, more inclusive and equitable, and truer to the aspirations that we cherish. Doing so will require more discussions about challenging topics including race in America and at Princeton."
Princeton Diversity Discussions is our ongoing series of friendly and inclusive gatherings for discussing race-related issues, supported by the Association of Black Princeton Alumni (ABPA), Association of Latino Princeton Alumni (ALPA), Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P), Princeton Association of New York City (PANYC), Princeton Club of San Diego (PCSD), Princeton Club of Northern California (PCNC), Princeton Club of Southern California (PCSC), Princeton Association of New England (PANE), Princeton Association of Delaware, Princeton Club of Washington (PCW), Princeton Area Alumni Association (PA3), Princeton Club of Chicago (PCC), the Class of 1980, the Class of 1990, and Terrace.
To join our email list for notification of our future gatherings and conversation topics in advance, please email Princeton Diversity Discussions Founding Director Jenny Korn '96 at email@example.com. Open to *everyone* that would like to talk about race, racism, and racial justice, Princeton Diversity Discussions invite alumni, students, staff, family, friends, and everyone you think is groovy to join us! For now, we are meeting digitally, and **ALL** of our online gatherings are open to EVERYONE, whether or not you live in the city that’s hosting. Please attend as many of our digital meetings as you’d like. We are excited to discuss race with you soon!
Princeton Diversity Discussion (
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 7:00 PM to
Cost: If you choose to buy the wine, $75 plus tax for four bottles of Loire Valley wine. You may buy as few or as many bottles as you wish.
For Zoom instructions, RSVP with affiliation by Tues. Feb. 2 to Mo Chen ’80 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seats (Screens): 100 due to Zoom license limitations
One of our members has arranged with Public Wines, 23 Witherspoon St., to do a wine tasting for us. Our certified Sommelier and educator for the evening will be Sebastian Koncurat, who has 20 years of experience in the wine and culinary industries.
Here is the link about the four Loire Valley wines and how to purchase them http://bit.ly/PublicWinePA3Feb4. Please purchase or reserve wines by noon, Monday, Feb. 1. This will help Public Wine order enough in advance. Please note that if you buy 12 bottles or more you can get a 15% discount by using promotional code PA3.
Public offers free delivery to the following zip codes: 08502, 08504, 08525, 08528, 08534, 08536,08540,08542,08553, and 08558. Promotional code: Freeship. If you live outside these zip codes, please order online or call and pick up at the store. If you have questions for Public Wine, please call 609 924 0750 and they will be happy to help you. Please mention PA3 wine tasting.
Optional Cheese Pairings suggested by Sebastian:
VBC Aged Couple: This is goat milk-based cheese from Vermont. Inspired by the traditional Crottin de Chavignol' Loire Valley cheese, it has a wrinkly edible rind and shows herbal earthy flavors. Flavour profile is ideal to pair with the Sauvignon Blanc from Menetou-Salon AOC made by Pierre Clement.
Baechler Truffle Raclette: Sourced from cow milk from the French wine region of Aquitania, this is a medium soft cheese. Very aromatic, this cheese is packed with flavours of dried fruit, toasted almonds and black truffles. Ideal to accompany the Pineau D'Aunis Rose wine made by Domaine Brazilier in the area of Coteaux de Vendemois AOC.
Morbiere: Made from unpasteurized raw cow milk from the North East region of Jura in France, this is a semi-firm cheese showing nutty, fruity and slightly sweet flavors. Ideal pairing with the Pinot Noir from Sancerre made by Daniel Crochet.
Comte: Made from unpasteurized raw cow milk, this is the oldest of all regulated cheeses in France. It has a medium hard texture with a nutty and earthy note along with a spicy and savory finish. Ideal pairing with the Cabernet Franc based red from Anjou AOC made by Chateau Soucherie
The cheeses can be found at Olsson's Fine Foods in Princeton or wherever fine cheeses are sold.
Loire Valley Wine Tasting (
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 7:00 PM to
Cost: Optional wine cost $75
Organized by: PA3
The Role That Medical Education Can Play in Helping Doctors Identify & Manage Their Implicit Biases to Improve Health Care Outcomes (
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 7:00 PM to
Princeton Area Alumni Association (PA3) is pleased to present
“ The Role That Medical Education Can Play in Helping Doctors Identify & Manage Their Implicit Biases to Improve Health Care Outcomes”
David S. Kountz, MD, MBA ’81
Co-Chief Academic Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health
Professor and Associate Dean, Diversity & Equity, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Please register for Zoom link: http://bit.ly/PA3Kountz81
Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs,
Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Jointly sponsored by Princeton Area Alumni Association and
the Association of Asian American Alumni of Princeton
Rory Truex's research focuses on Chinese politics and theories of authoritarian rule. His book Making Autocracy Work: Representation and Responsiveness in Modern China investigates the nature of representation in authoritarian systems, specifically the politics surrounding China's National People's Congress (NPC). He argues that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is engineering a system of “representation within bounds” in the NPC, fostering information revelation but silencing political activism. Original data on deputy backgrounds and behaviors is used to explore the nature of representation, policymaking, and incentives in this constrained system.
His research on Chinese politics has been published in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Comparative Political Studies, China Quarterly, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Current projects explore how Chinese citizens evaluate their political system, the relationship between media bias and credibility in non-democracies, and patterns in dissident behavior and punishment.
Body-mind and Body Training for Cancer Fighters and Survivors
BE STRONG: BE A HERO
Strengthen your health and become a HERO to fight cancer through a study at The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Our study examines the effects of body and body-mind training on the health of cancer fighters and survivors. Men of all physical activity levels may take part. Payment is provided for those who participate.
To see if you qualify, call us at 732-258-6045, or e-mail ProjectHERO@cinj.rutgers.edu
You may qualify if you:
• Have ever been diagnosed with cancer
• Are age 55 or older
All participants will be asked to complete surveys and assessments. Some participants may be assigned to body or body-mind training classes (you may bring an adult companion too).
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