On the evening of February 9th, students, faculty, and members of the surrounding community gathered to hold a solidarity vigil.
Aspen Nielson, the student who first had the idea for the vigil and helped orchestrate the event said, “ I wanted to create a positive change on campus and in the surrounding community.”
Alex Peterson, the director of the Center for Global Engagement who spoke at the event said “It’s been a long year of strong political rhetoric which has left many people feeling anxious. It was nice to see students from different parts of the world, out of state students and Utah residents stay after the vigil was over to talk and get to know each other better.”
Regardless of political views, organizers hope that the vigil will help establish more civil discourse among those with different political views.