UNK to Hold Second Annual African Cultural Festival


TheAfrican Student Association at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will hostthe Second Annual African Cultural Festival on Thursday, Feb. 7.

Thefestival, which is free and open to the public, will take place in theNebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room from 6-8 p.m.

Therewill be three dance performances, a fashion show and other activities to engagethe audience.

"Therewill be opportunities for those who attend to win prizes as well as tasteAfrican foods," said Etchean Assemian of Cote d'Ivoire, president of theUNK African Student Association. "Last year, we had about 400 guests attend, sowe are hoping for more people this time around."

"Wedecided to do this festival again, because it is a fun and great way to shareall different aspects of the African culture with UNK students and the Kearneycommunity in one night," Assemian said. "Our organization is pretty new, and wefelt as though we needed to be involved in campus life, and educate peopleabout our background and culture."

TheAfrican Cultural Festival is the opening ceremony for Black History Month. ASAmembers, along with the Black Student Association, have been planning eventsfor the month of February.