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Seattle Central Celebrates Unity Fair

Yesterday Unity Fair, the largest annual event hosted by Student Leadership, filled the South Plaza of the BE Building with students and the public of Capitol Hill. Unity Fair achieved its goal bringing the college’s diverse clubs and organizations together.

A stage with a DJ, mics, keyboards and a drum kit were set up in the plaza. Prior to Unity Fair, the College Activities Board had organized an audition to find student performers. Some examples included a dance routine by the Step Up Club and music performances by talented students, as well as the Acoustic Club. In front of the stage, students and visitors were free to play carnival games and dance together to different genres of music.

There was an area designated for clubs to sell food from all over the world in order to raise funds. Cultural clubs such as the Korean Student Association, Taiwanese Students’ Association and Vietnamese Students’ Association had the opportunity to present food unique to their cultures.The Student Veterans’ Association also sold food.

To make it more convenient for the clubs to raise money, food was sold for tickets, not cash. Tickets from each club will be counted separately and the total amount of money they made during the day will be added to their club’s funds for their club’s use.

Due to Washington State health department concerns, only four clubs were allowed to sell appetizers and entrees at Unity Fair this year, though other clubs sold drinks and deserts.

In front of the Broadway Performance Hall, visitors found two lines of tables from clubs with other activities, including a film-screening and henna painting from the Muslim Students’ Association. Other organizations at Seattle Central College such as this publication, the Associated Student Council, and Phi Theta Kappa also had tables.

As Seattle Central College aims to create a safe space and welcoming environment for its diverse student body, Unity Fair offered a great chance for students to express themselves and to understand the different cultures of their fellow students.

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