Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Upcoming Oxfam meeting April 4th

Hello Oxfam organizers!

Come join us for our next meeting on Thursday, April 4th from 7:00-8:00pm at 65 W. Girard Ave. We have a couple of exciting new plans to discuss!

1) The Salt Lake Downtown Farmer's Market is coming up and we need to schedule volunteers to staff the table for a few Saturdays this summer.

2) Also, we'd like to talk about hosting a screening of Girl Rising sometime in the next couple of months. It's a great new documentary about girl's education; check out the trailer if you haven't seen it yet! We've talked to the production company, and they said that they would love to have Oxfam use Girl Rising for one of our fundraisers. While there is a minimal charge for our use of the film, we are allowed to charge a ticket price to cover the screening cost and donate proceeds to Oxfam. At the meeting, I'd like to hear your thoughts about whether we should do the screening in a public theater, or on the U of U's campus, or both! The Society for Empowering Women Worldwide (a club on the U of U's campus) has said that they would be interested in sponsoring the screening.

3) We also need to make some assignments for getting sponsors for this fall's Hunger Banquet!

So mark your calendars for Thursday April 4th at 7pm; and bring a friend!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

CHANGE Initiative - Apply now!

CHANGE is Oxfam America’s national student leadership program for rising sophomores and juniors. The year long program requires that accepted applicants attend a week-long training in the summer. CHANGE Leaders commit to join or form an Oxfam Club and implement an Oxfam campaign on campus during the 2013-14 academic year. Each year 50 students are selected from the US and around the world.

The 2013 CHANGE training will take place in Boston July 20-26, 2013. All selected students must commit to attending the entire training. Oxfam covers all costs associated with students attending the training; flights, food and lodging during the week in Boston. The leadership training program builds students’ leadership skills, advocacy skills, and familiarity with Oxfam’s mission—and introduces them to sophisticated and powerful models for social change. Founded in 2000, CHANGE has trained more than 680 student leaders from more than 300 colleges and universities. After the training, CHANGE Leaders return to campus energized and ready to work on social justice issues. Oxfam staffers and a CHANGE campus advisor provide guidance to the student activists throughout the year.

You can read more about the CHANGE program here: CHANGE Initiative
Or apply online (applications due April 1, 2013): Application

Sunday, March 10, 2013

International Women's Day Celebration!

 Thank you to everyone who donated items to sell at our fundraiser. We passed out a lot of info and hopefully helped raise awareness about the work that Oxfam is doing for women around the world!

People who attended dedicated hearts to women who have influenced their lives.

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers! 

Our musicians were amazing! Thank you to all of the performers and their fans who came out to support us!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Here's the line up of local musicians who are donating a night of free music for our International Women's Day Celebration this Friday! We're excited to hear you play!

7:00pm - 7:30pm         Mary Tebbs
7:40pm-8:10pm           Jason Brown
8:20pm- 8:50pm          Graystone
9:00pm-9:30pm           McCall Clark
9:40pm-10:10pm         Daily Hollow
10:20pm-10:50pm       LaShae Steele and Jeff Jensen

Monday, March 4, 2013

New Sponsor!

Award-winning gymnasts, Hiko Kinjo and Angie Andersen, create an environment where gymnasts can reach their full potential at Kinjo Tumbling in Highland, Utah. Kinjo Tumbling offers tumbling classes for preschool-aged children and up, in addition to special clinics and semi-private lessons. And with incredibly affordable rates, it's almost like you're stealing from these experienced and talented professionals. Seriously -- you're going to want to check them out.

With Kinjo Tumbling's donation, Oxfam SLC has been able to print banners and flyers to advertise for our first event, celebrating International Women's Day on March 8 at Dolcetti Gelato. Click here to get the details on our exciting musical evening featuring local musicians. You won't want to miss it!

New Sponsor!

For some serious eye candy, check out the website of our sponsor, Blooms & Co, where you can drool over the stunning photos of beautiful and unique floral arrangements. Blooms & Co. specializes in florals for weddings, corporate parties, and custom orders. And with a new storefront in downtown Salt Lake City that also carries jewelry, home decor, and unique gifts, there are many ways for you to support and enjoy Blooms & Co.!

Blooms & Co. has generously donated 100 single-stem flowers that Oxfam SLC will be able to sell at our upcoming event at Dolcetti Gelato on March 8. Click here for more info on the great event that will celebrate International Women's Day and raise money for Oxfam America.