OSU student group works to educate at diversity festival


CORVALLIS - An Oregon State University student group called HOPE (Helping Our Peers Effectively) will work to educate the community at the Festival of Unity celebration, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at the Benton County Fairgrounds.

The community celebration will include music, food booths and workshops. The festival, funded by the Community Alliance for Diversity, will celebrate not only ethnic diversity, but also gays and lesbians, disabled people, people of different ages, and different religious and spiritual groups.

Members of HOPE will work with several community groups to offer information about safer sex methods.