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Hi! I’m Antonio Archilla, a current third year chemical engineering student here at IIT. As a person of mixed heritage (African-American/Puerto Rican) I became introduced to cross-cultural communication at a young age. As I grew older, this expanded into an interest in cross-identity conversations. As such, I founded this organization so that people of all backgrounds, identities, and intersectionalities could come together, share experiences, and learn from each other. I am extremely passionate about learning from perspectives that are different from mine, and I encourage others to do the same. As humans we often fear or neglect differences. However, those are the things that enrich us! Lastly, I hope this organization helps people learn how to cultivate empathy wherever they go, and that UNITE becomes a place that people can feel: seen, heard, and understood.
Listen to how Antonio founded UNITE here.
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