Kent State East Liverpool’s Culture Fair focused on Africa

EAST LIVERPOOL – Kent State University at East Liverpool hosted its fourth annual Culture Fair last week, highlighting the culture, art, music and food of Africa.

More than 50 students from Dr. Lydia Rose’s sociology classes showcased their undergraduate research through posters, papers and videos. Many of the posters are now displayed on the second floor of Purinton Hall and the public is invited to view the exhibit through Dec. 21.

Rose is an assistant professor of sociology at Kent East Liverpool and the director of research in the social science research lab. “We welcome anyone interested in viewing these posters to stop in,” she said. “The students did a great job. Some focused on major social issues, while others focused on culture aspects, such as different cultural practices, food and dress. We hope people in East Liverpool come view the posters.”

Caitlyn Seskey, a sophomore nursing student from the Kent State Salem Campus, volunteered as the student coordinator for the fair by organizing the displays, coordinating student volunteers and seeking donations for door prizes.

Research from many African nations was presented during the fair, including the nations of Algeria, Angola, Botwana, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equidoria Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe.