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Saint Martin’s invites community to meet US ambassador to Togo

David Gilmour, the U.S. ambassador to Togo, will speak at a free symposium on Wednesday at Saint Martin’s University.
David Gilmour, the U.S. ambassador to Togo, will speak at a free symposium on Wednesday at Saint Martin’s University. U.S. Embassy

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.

Lisa Pemberton: 360-754-5433, @Lisa_Pemberton

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