We Want a Bigger Safe Space, Demands Latino Student Group at North Carolina

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A specific meeting place for Latino students is the main demand of a Latino student group at the University of North Carolina:

“Latinx” students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) demonstrated on campus recently to demand a new meeting place specifically for Hispanic students, faculty, and staff.

The students, organized by the Latinx Unity Council student group, rallied on the steps of South Building, the chancellor’s stately office building in the middle of campus, waving signs and passionately addressing a crowd of students and administrators to declare “Estamos aqui UNC,” meaning “we are here UNC.”

The Latinx Unity Council also created a Change.org petition calling on the university to build a new and exclusive space for students of Spanish-speaking heritage, which had garnered 623 signatures at press time, out of a goal of 1,000 signatures.

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