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
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.