SPO Students Visit Princeton Nursery School

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018

Last month, a group of students enrolled in SPA 107 visited Princeton Nursery School (PNS) to participate in a Spanish storytelling event in collaboration with the Community-Based Learning Initiative (CBLI).

The theme of the event was animals and colors and students enjoyed reading together with PNS students. As part of the visit, the students also brought books that were offered by the department to be donated to the school.

Following the visit, students had the opportunity to write about their experience in their final composition.

Princeton Profiles Features Portuguese Certificate Student Jordan Thomas

Monday, Jan 29, 2018

Before coming to Princeton, Jordan Thomas received lots of advice, but the words that stuck with him most were, “Never forget where you came from.”

Nearly four years later, the senior has found multiple ways to connect with his Portuguese and Newark, New Jersey, roots, both in and outside the classroom. Thomas is concentrating in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and earning certificates in African American studies and Portuguese language and culture, on his way to being named a Rhodes Scholar last November and graduating this spring.

SPO, LGSA (Latino Graduate Student Association) and PLA (Princeton Latinos y Amigos) Host Traditional Dinner

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

On December 13, 2017, SPO collaborated with LGSA (Latino Graduate Student Association) and PLA (Princeton Latinos y Amigos) to host a special traditional dinner at the Carl Fields Center. This event (which has reached its fifth installment), featured Brazillian food, including feijoada, a traditional stew of beans, pork and sausage, all catered by the Newark-based restaurant, Brasilia Grill.

SPO and Princeton Capoeira Join Together for Noite de Capoeira II

Friday, Dec 1, 2017

SPO and Princeton Capoeira organized the second edition of Noite de Capoeira on Thursday, November 29th.

Students and participants learned a little bit about maculelê and capoeira, which are important expressions of Afro-Brazilian culture. Agulha, the instructor from Princeton Capoeira, explained the relation between maculelê and capoeira.

Overall, participants expressed their enthusiasm learning about Afro-Brazilian culture through this fun and engaging event.


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