Mi Pueblo, a UNC student organization dedicated to supporting Latinx issues and culture, is continuing to provide digital opportunities to the community despite cancellations because of COVID-19.
In response to requests made by its members, Mi Pueblo hosted “Stay-at-Home Latin Night” over Zoom on April 11.
Alysson Valverde Torres, one of Mi Pueblo’s co-presidents, said this particular Latin Night is usually held following an award ceremony that recognizes the work of graduating seniors, faculty and staff. In the wake of COVID-19, however, the physical event was canceled.
Despite this, Valverde Torres said she wanted Latin Night to continue as an experience for people to connect with friends old and new.
“Typically on Latin Nights we would see people that aren't able to come out to our other events,” Valverde Torres said. “We want people to be able to come and distract themselves a little bit from what's going on and feel like they're in a familiar place.”