Thursday, May 20, 2010

An Opportunity to Become Involved in Oxfam in Albuquerque

Did you know that Oxfam America has a chapter in Albuquerque?  

Oxfam America is the U.S. affiliate of the global organization Oxfam International, which is one the world's strongest voices on issues related to global poverty and fair trade.

Now that you know that Oxfam has a presence here in the Duke City, perhaps you would like to become involved in local projects. 

You are invited to meet Oxfam America volunteers on the ground in Albuquerque known as the Oxfam Action Corps.
Albuquerque Summer of Action Kickoff Meeting
Tuesday, May 25th
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Flying Star Cafe, The Grande Room
723 Silver Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Here are details about the meeting from the blog set up by the organizers at the New Mexico Oxfam Action Corps
This meeting will be a gathering of new volunteers and some familiar faces from the Albuquerque area interested in turning this summer and beyond into a powerful movement to tackle hunger, poverty, and social injustice. Our aim is to pass legislation to help poor communities build resilience to the impacts of climate change. It’s time the US steps up as a leader in the fight against climate change and takes a stand for the world’s most vulnerable communities. And we need YOUR help to accomplish this.

Items to be covered at this meeting will include:

· General overview of Oxfam America and the New Mexico Oxfam Action Corps

· Overview of climate change, how to build resilience among poor communities, and current legislative implications

· Primary action calendar for the summer

· Key areas of action and sign-up sheet for interested volunteers

· Chance to exchange ideas and get to know each other

Please RSVP by replying to by May 22nd.

We look forward to hearing from you, and seeing you on May 25th!

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