International Women’s Day and the Oxfam Hunger BanquetPosted: March 4, 2011
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Oxfam New York City, in partnership with a few other important NYC and NYU-based organizations, is hosting a Hunger Banquet this Tuesday, March 8th at 7:00 PM at the Mercy Corps Action Center to End World Hunger. From the Oxfam NYC blog:
We are hosting an event to focus on the courage of women worldwide who are struggling to feed their families while also confronting climate change and other threats to agriculture. We are convening to focus attention on the courageous role of women – as an example to us all, men and women – to be able to come together, stand up for our rights, and work together to create a better future.
Along with providing meals that represent various socio-economic demographics, they’ll also be screening Sisters on the Planet, a film about four U.S. women who are confronting hunger and food sovereignty. Speakers for the event include Majorca Carter, a wonderful, inspiring speaker who is also the founder and executive director of Sustainable South Bronx. Check out her powerful TED talk on “Greening the Ghetto.” See you there!