Princeton University students lead several initiatives that support equity, diversity, and inclusion within the Lewis Center for the Arts.
Lewis Center Student Advisors
Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors are ready to share insights about challenges they have experienced pursuing the arts, particularly as students of color and other underrepresented groups, including LGBTQIA students, first-generation college students, students with disabilities, students from religious minorities, recent immigrants, low-income students, and students whose parent first language is not English. Princeton students can reach out directly to any of the Lewis Center Student Advisors or email LCAStudentAdvisors@princeton.edu to be paired with an advisor.
In fall 2020, a group of five Lewis Center students presented a teach-in about issues of identity and diversity from students’ perspectives aimed at raising greater awareness of and investment in these issues among the Lewis Center’s faculty and staff.
BIPOC Theater-Makers Group
The BIPOC student theater-makers group is a collective for Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, and Multiracial identifying theater makers at Princeton University, founded in 2020 by Princeton alumni Victoria C. Davidjohn ’19 and Abigail Jean-Baptiste ’18.
The group creates a space to gather and hold conversations around being a BIPOC* theater maker at Princeton University, offered with the intention to help center the voices and needs of BIPOC students involved in theater and to build a community that can discuss, create, celebrate, grieve, and organize together.
*Black, Indigenous, and People of Color