Oxfam America @ NYU's 2009 Hunger Banquet

One of Oxfam America's biggest events of the year is finally year. This year's Hunger Banquet will occur at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 22nd in the Kimmel Center's Shorin Room 802. Here's how it works: Guests draw tickets at random that assign them each to either a high-, middle-, or low-income tier and receive a corresponding meal. The 15 percent in the high-income tier are served a sumptuous meal. The 35 percent in the middle-income section eat a simple meal of rice and beans. The 50 percent in the low-income tier help themselves to small portions of rice and water. This simulates the actual income and wealth dispersion of the entire world. So come, learn something, and help Oxfam make hunger a thing of the past. More information and RSVP at our Facebook page. See you there! Scroll to the bottom of this page for pictures from last year's Hunger Banquet.

A New Semester of Making Change

Be sure to join Oxfam America @ NYU this semester in Kimmel 804, every Monday at 7 PM. This year we will kick off two major campaigns: our Congo Initiative and getting Fair Trade tea into our dining halls. Don't miss a single meeting in 2009!

RAISE Hope for Congo

Oxfam America @ NYU in conjunction with several clubs at NYU, including Amnesty International, Earth Matters, and the World Health Initiative, is hosting the Enough Project's Congo Speaker Tour this semester. This speaker tour is a nationwide speakersí tour of college campuses and high schools to educate students about the conflict in eastern Congo, the resulting epidemic of sexual violence against women and girls, and how you can be a part of the solution that will bring lasting peace to this central African nation. Potential speakers will include the Enough Project Co-Chairs John Prendergast and Gayle Smith, as well as prominent experts, journalists, and Congolese activists. Past speakers have included Jimmie Briggs, Lisa Shannon, Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Dr. Roger Luhiriri. The event will also include video clips of interviews from the field and messages from celebrities and other spokespeople.

The Fair Trade Holiday Market

Stop by the New Tork City Fair Trade Coalition and Oxfam America @ NYU's Fair Trade Holiday Market on Thursday December 11th between 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM in Kimmel's Shorin Auditorium (Room 802) and on Saturday December 13th between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM in Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South). Everything is fairly produced and fairly priced.

Buy Ice Cream, Help Haiti

On Wednesday, November 12th, between 5 PM and 7 PM, Oxfam America @ NYU is taking over Cold Stone. Fifteen percent of the money spent at Cold Stone Creamery on Astor Place will be donated to Yele Haiti, a Haitian relief organization started by musical artist/producer/activist Wyclef Jean. Come by, treat yourself, and help this country recover from a devastating hurricane season and food crisis.

Falling into Change

Welcome back! Everyone here at Oxfam hopes that you had a wonderful summer break, and that you're pumped to help us continue our ongoing efforts! This semester, meetings will be held regularly on Monday nights in Kimmel 804 from 7-8PM starting September 15th. As always, you can join our listserv through NYUHome. We look forward to seeing you there!

Rockin' and changin' the night away

On April 2, 2008, we held our annual Rhythms of Social Change. In the cozy Shorin Performance Studio (Kimmel 802), we raised awareness about social justice and other issues by Oxfam. With a painting corner, food in the back, and clubs tabling to to side with live music performances, it was an incredible night. The addition of a drumming cirle only added to the fun!

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Dinner at a Bigger Table

All those that say the social justice movement has fizzled out at NYU, would have a hard time explaining the 100 plus student attendance at Oxfam America at NYU's annual Hunger Banquet. On November 16th 2007, over one hundred students chose to spend their Friday night learning about global hunger, on the top floor of Kimmel, overlooking New York City and its plethora of distractions. The evening however was not a passive learning experience, but an interactive dinner, with dynamic speakers, all reigniting the embers of student activism.

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