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“Blood Diamonds” author to speak at Transylvania Wednesday, March 26, as part of Fair Trade Week events; free and open to the public

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The public is invited to a free talk by Greg Campbell, author of “Blood Diamonds,” the nonfiction work that inspired the 2006 movie “Blood Diamond,” with Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou, on Wednesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in Transylvania’s William T. Young Campus Center. Campbell will sign copies of his book following the lecture. Books will be available for purchase in the campus bookstore beginning Monday, March 24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or on-site at the lecture.

Other events for Transylvania’s Free Trade Week include a faculty and community panel discussion on Tuesday, March 25, at 12:30 p.m. and a fashion show, raffle and local fair trade vendor booths on Friday, March 28, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Both events are in the campus center.

Transylvania’s anthropology club plans and sponsors Fair Trade Week to promote awareness of global issues and the fair trade campaign. Fair trade is a holistic approach to trade and development that aims to alter the way commerce in conducted, so that trade can empower the poorest of the poor. Fair trade organizations seek to create sustainable and positive change in developing and developed countries.

For more information, or to cover any of the events, please contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120.

3/24/2008

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