In 1975, Minneapolis passed an ordinance preventing discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, making it the first city in the country to do so.
Last fall, the University had staff or alumni recruiting in 37 different cities worldwide.
“We want this event to be a place where first-year and transfer students as well as other undergraduates can meet new people and socialize,” said Tyler Vongphachanh, the recruitment chair of Pi Delta Psi, the first Asian American Fraternity organization at the University of Minnesota.
As of 2017, the organization has reached one million women and girls in over 123 countries, according to a Days for Girls annual report.
“The depreciation of [the Chinese yuan] increases my living expense here,” said Noki Cheng, a 22-year-old Chinese transfer student. He also said the fluctuating exchange rate has an effect.
Many international students are still passionate about the conflicts even though they are more than 7,000 miles away from the heart of the movement.
As of 2017, about 80% of the more than 6,000 University international students came from Asian countries.