Tuesday, July 29, 2008

VT Oxfam Action Corps in the Bronx!

This weekend, Vermont Oxfam Action Corps co-leader, Nathaly Agosto Filión, traveled down to visit family in New York City and participated in the Bronx's very own annual Dominican Parade, la Gran Parada Dominicana, alongside the NYC Oxfam Action Corps co-leaders, Terry Lawson and Isaac Evans-Franz!

One highlight of participating in this event, was having the opportunity to greet and thank Congressman Charles Rangel, for being open and receptive to the Climate Equity Campaign through meetings with both his DC and NYC staff people.

Nathaly is from the Dominican Republic and was very proud to be able to stand up for Climate Justice in her hometown alongside the great organizers from New York City. She was also joined by her sister, Luz Maria Filión and nephew, Marcos Garcia.

The Dominican Republic, an island nation in the Caribbean, is especially at risk of being affected by the increased severe weather events such as the hurricanes and tropical storms. Hurricane season starts right about now so this event came right in time to help create a greater public awareness of the effects of climate change among Dominicans living in New York City.

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