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October 21, 2011

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FESTIVAL Continued from FRONT PAGE dry. "Even though we changed a lot of the events to different places to get people out of the weather, we still had a lot of people here, and we certainly had a lot of support from the community," said Elaine Wilson, SCC's Director of Cultural Diversity, one of the primary figures responsible for bringing the International Festival to life. The free event featured over 30 different exhibits and performances that were open to the community — not just SCC students and faculty, but all the members of the community. This year's theme was "Transforming by Embracing Diversity — It's Cultural." One of the special guests who'd like to see some real transformation is Jim Embry. The director and founder of the Sustainable Communities Network, operating out of Lexington, Ky., and a "Sacred Earth" activist, Embry discussed his involvement with the Terra Madre gatherings in Italy and the effort to transform local and global food systems. "I was here speaking about the International Slow Food Gathering," said Embry. "It's a movement committed to the transformation of local and global food systems to make food that's good and clean and fair." The notion of making food that pertains to a local culture, keeps health in mind, and under "fair wages and working conditions" goes along with what Embry suggests is making sure the Commonwealth of Kentucky is also the "Common-Health." "In our session, there were some individuals who have been familiar with my work for several years, and some who weren't familiar with me nor with this international event called Terra Madre," said Embry. "Many were familiar with the 'Slow Food' slogan. (The session at SCC) was interactive and inspiring to me. I'm always inspired by what people have to say." There certainly was a lot to learn. Wilson said that a large contingent from the Somerset Independent School System attended, including 100 fourth- graders from Hopkins Elementary, as well as all the honors students from Pulaski County Schools. They were able to participate in many events — in particular the Zumba exercises, "the best participation because everybody got to get up and dance" — and learn while they had fun. "Everything we do here is a learning experience," said Wilson. "I've had people say there were things that they hadn't heard before. I like that." Among the highlights were the "Asian World" display in the Learning Commons (or library) building, which included displays featuring the artifacts and culture of different Asian countries. Especially popular were the contributions of the school's Anime Club, referring to a cutting- edge form of Japanese animation. "The Anime Club has been here for several years," said Wilson. "It used to be sponsored by Pamela Rush, who was a longtime librarian here. She retired last spring, but her legend lives on because (the club) continues to have a huge membership here." Faculty member Zhiming Xia hails from China practices the delicate art of writing Chinese characters. "We had little postcards and the children got have their name written in Chinese on those, and now they have a souvenir that they can keep forever to remind them of this experience today," said Wilson. All subjects • All levels ACT Prep Realty & Development Located at entrance to LC Regional Hospital. Prime location MLS#10926 $1,090,000 For Sale, Lease or Build to Suit! Busiest intersection in Somerset! 4311 S. Hwy. 27, Suite 1 Somerset, KY 42501 (606) 679-4316 heart of medical comunity, directly across from LC Regional Hospital. High traffic area. MLS#10076 $295,000 We provide PERSONAL service to each family with dignity and respect. NEWLY REMODELED TO BETTER SERVE YOUR NEEDS! Many different funeral options to fit every budget. 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