August 19, 2022

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Five Events You Do Not Want to Miss During Chicano Awareness Week

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This week marks the first Chicano Awareness Week hosted by the University of Northern Colorado. The celebration, which runs today through Saturday, April 23, provides myriad activities each day to showcase Chicano culture around the UNC campus.

CAW was organized by Enrique Benavidez, UNC’s first student body president majoring in Chicano Studies, who has a passion for helping his community. “I was raised to be that way by my grandparents,” he says. “They adopted me when I was younger because my parents were in and out of prison, and so I got that aspect of always trying to do stuff for those around me.”

Benavidez hopes that the celebration will reach a wide variety of people, from local high school and college students to community members. “Right now we’re facing a lot of problems…

Ana Ortega

2022-04-19 08:18:00

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