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.