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Transylvania Anthropology Club brings awareness to campus community with Fair Trade Week

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University’s anthropology club will promote awareness on campus about fair trade and the origins of the products we buy during its annual Fair Trade Week, March 30-April 3.

The events begin Monday, March 30, with information tables in Forrer Hall and Haupt Plaza from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Pamphlets on fair trade issues will be available, along with samples of fair trade coffee and chocolate.

Other events include:

Tuesday, March 31: Anne Hopkins, general manager of Good Foods Co-op, will give a presentation on her experience with Equal Exchange in Chiapas, Mexico, in the Presidents Room in Forrer Hall from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 1:
As a community-building activity, students can paint ceramic tiles on the front lawn of Old Morrison from noon-4 p.m. The tiles were made at Transylvania by two senior anthropology majors. The North Limestone Capoeira dance group will perform at 4 p.m.

Thursday, April 2: The documentary Guatemala: The Human Price of Coffee and the feature film War Dance will be screened in the Cowgill Center, room 102, at 7 p.m.

Friday, April 3: Local fair trade vendors will sell their products from 5-7 p.m. in the William T. Young Campus Center, followed by a MECCA flamenco dance performance at 7 p.m. and a fair trade fashion show at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120.

3/30/2009

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