Ohio U Street Fair Forges Global Bonds

Cultures of the world lined the streets of Athens during its annual international fair. Hand-crafted wares and homemade foods — from the colorful kente stoles of Ghana to the fragrant stir fry and satay of Indonesia — were displayed and enjoyed along East Union Street.

Students shared their cultures with pride. Elyas Saboor, an international graduate student, said it was a day to dispel unkind stereotypes. At his booth dedicated to the Fulbright Program, he hoped to educate his peers about his own country, Afghanistan.

The event culminated in a procession of flags as students donned traditional dress and marched through the streets to the rhythm of drums.

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