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Acción Boricua was initially founded to foster awareness, promotion, and education of Puerto Rican culture, history, and current situations while simultaneously providing a support group for Latino/a issues at Columbia University in general and to collaborate with other non-Latino/a groups inside and outside the Columbia gates. Today, Accion Boricua continues to strive to achieve its original mission. However for the purpose of achieving maximum change and influence in the Latino and greater Columbia community, these goals shall be a few among many. They are to be outlined as follows:

Acción Boricua is a space that pays homage to the history of all Latino people and recognizes that there is not certain way to vie for historical and academic recognition of Puerto Ricans and Latinos, in addition to accomplishing social equity and political justice.

Acción Boricua opposes all forms of oppression whether they may be sexism, homophobia, racism, classism, and institutional and systemic disempowerment of all People of Color, Women, Gay, Lesbians, Bisexual, and Transgender.

Acción Boricua endeavors to build community among Latinos, People of Color, and GLBTQ.

Acción Boricua affirms Puerto Rican and Latino/a heritage throughout the academic year and beyond the Columbia University gates.

Acción Boricua above all provides a space that fosters unconditional pride, self-love, and mutual support for its members.