In response to the presidential election and Donald Trump’s victory, a group of CU Boulder students hosted a vigil at the UMC fountains Monday night.
Michaela Mujica-Steiner helped plan this event in hopes of mobilizing those who are already vocal about their opinions.
Mujica-Steiner also handed out safety pins at the UMC Monday afternoon as part of the up-and-coming safety pin movement. It was created to invite more people to become active members of the anti-Trump movement and to show solidarity to individuals who feel victimized due to Trump’s rhetoric.
“We need more leaders,” she said to the audience.
While they stood shoulder-to-shoulder and held tealight candles, attendees shared their own personal stories and concerns in regards to Trump’s presidency. One woman told the group about her fears of being deported to Mexico despite her status as a legal American citizen. She also expressed her fears for her family members.
“I don’t want these [protests] to stop,” the woman said. “Let them know that we’re still fighting”.
Other students said that they will speak out against discrimination and bigotry and will continue to protest.
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