Thursday, August 14, 2008
In our last meeting, the VT Oxfam Action Corps was visited by full-time staff from Oxfam America, New England Field Organizer, Stephanie Demmons, as well as Senior Organizer, Brian Rawson and an intern with the Outreach and Organizing department, Jennifer Fraser.
Over a fabulous dinner of crepes from the Skinny Pancake (which uses almost all local products!), we discussed what draws each of us into climate justice activism as well as generated some ideas for ways to spread the work in the coming months.
One solid outcome of the meeting is the idea to put together a Hunger Banquet just before the Thanksgiving holiday to raise awareness of issues facing those whom we fight for, the world's poor. If you are interested in getting involved, please email Nathaly: Vermont@OxfamActionCorps.org.
SAVE THE DATE: Our next meeting is tentatively set to take place on Thursday, September 11th. Meeting location TBA.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Please join us on Tuesday, August 5th for our monthly meeting. We will be meeting & eating at the Skinny Pancake Creperie (by the Burlington Waterfront) to plan actions for the coming months.
Come meet & dine with
local CLIMATE JUSTICE activists
to discuss climate change and its effects
on poor and vulnerable communities.
Learn how YOU can take action!
Date: Tuesday, August 5th
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Skinny Pancake, At the corner of Lake & College