A free community and student symposium featuring David Gilmour, the U.S. ambassador to Togo, will be 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Saint Martin’s University Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey.
The event, “Washing Away Poverty with Socially Responsible Soap,” will feature representatives from Alaffia, a Thurston County-based company that imports shea nuts from Togo in West Africa and turns them into shampoo, soap and other natural body-care products.
The symposium is hosted by Saint Martin’s Office of International Programs and Development, School of Business, and College of Arts and Sciences.
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