Tuesday, February 11, 2014

International Women's Day: Resource Materials from Oxfam America

Oxfam America has just released an action guide for volunteers interested in participating in International Women's Day. You can download the pdf action guide here: http://www.oxfamamerica.org/explore/research-publications/international-womens-day-2014-action-guide/

Information from the Oxfam America website:

International Women's Day 2014 Action Guide
Resources for Oxfam America volunteers

Every March 8 for more than a century, millions of people around the world have come together to celebrate International Women’s Day. Here in the US, supporters like you join Oxfam for an annual celebration that also raises awareness about women’s efforts to overcome poverty and injustice. You’ve hosted thousands of events, signed petitions, shared inspiring stories and photos, and much more.

This year, join in by honoring a woman in your community who is leading the fight against poverty and hunger. By highlighting women who are acting locally and helping globally, you’re showing that these actions matter—and sending a powerful message about the role of women as a force for change.

Download the action guide here: http://www.oxfamamerica.org/explore/research-publications/international-womens-day-2014-action-guide/

Thursday, February 6, 2014

UN World Youth Report -- RSVP due tomorrow

On 14th February 2014 the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs will launch its flagship UN World Youth Report on Youth and Migration.

The World Youth Report is an interactive online report, written with the input of young people and youth organizations worldwide.The report highlights some of the concerns, challenges and successes experienced by young migrants based on their own lives and told in their own voices.

To attend the event please email youth@un.org by 7th February 2014

Can't attend, but want to stay involved? Follow on twitter: @UN4Youth as they live tweet the event using : #UNYouthreport and #IAmAMigrant and like on Facebook: www.facebook.com/UN4Youth

Please note that attendance requests received after 7th February will not be accepted. Also note that the UN cannot finance participation at this event. All costs associated with attending the event must be borne by the individual.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Oxfam Jams: Benefit Shows in Brooklyn for Oxfam America

Oxfam America will be hosting "Oxfam Jams": benefit concerts organized by volunteers around the country. NYC will have the opportunity for two shows this month.

February 7, 2014
Spikehill, feat. Ellis Ashbrook, SqueezeRock, Colorform, Casey Dinkin
Doors: 7:30pm
Show: 8pm
Tickets here

Join the Feb. 7 show’s Facebook event page!

February 21, 2014
The Knitting Factory, feat. The Attic Ends, Field Mouse, Chamber Band
$10 advance, $12 door
Tickets here
Join the Feb. 21 show’s Facebook event page!

More information on the shows can be viewed here.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Download U2's Latest Single for AIDS Awareness

Last night during a Super Bowl ad it was announced that U2 has released a new song, "Invisible." The song is FREE to download from iTunes and for each download $1 will be donated to the Red Campaign to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS until midnight tonight.

Here is a tweet you can share to spread the word: Download the "Invisible" FREE NOW to help fight AIDS (Exp 11:59pm EST 2/3)

You can watch the original commercial here: