The letters called for a stronger response by university administration to the surge of violence in Israel and Palestine.
Students for Justice in Palestine’s event came after a surge of violence in Israel and Palestine.
Jewish student groups at the University of Maryland hosted the vigil amid the recent surge in violence in Israel and Palestine.
Castañeda, who was a sophomore information science major at the University of Maryland, died May 9 at age 19 in a car accident.
This university’s new Students Demand Action chapter organized the vigil.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, there have been thousands of casualties and more than 7 million Ukrainian refugees have fled into Europe.
Dozens of students attended the vigil.
On March 24, UMD students honored the lives lost in the recent Atlanta shooting and denounced anti-Asian racism. These are their voices.
The vigil is part of a national movement started by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.
Aaron "Rin" McGrew worked at the cultural center for 15 years.