Humans of Auburn aims to bring awareness to diversity in the community.
Humans of Auburn — based on the more widely known social media organization, Humans of New York — is a student-led organization that began in 2014 and seeks to share the stories of individuals within the Auburn community.
Members of the organization interview individuals throughout the community and allow them to take the conversation whatever direction they choose.
Nikki Panzica, president of Humans of Auburn, said the organization allows for people to reach others through social media in ways they couldn’t before.
“We are focused on the genuine reality of the lives of those around us to encourage a sense of community that Auburn has never seen,” Panzica said.
She said her hope is that through this organization, students, adults and everyone in between can see the organization’s page and see themselves in other people.
Hannah Holifeild, member of Humans of Auburn, said interaction and feedback with their account are beneficial to interactions between members and students.
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The organization helps to bridge the gap between groups and types of people that typically wouldn’t know one another or interact, Holifeild said.
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