Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world of rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable. When disaster strikes - Oxfam's priority is to start saving lives, then to help people come back stronger.
Oxfam works at grassroots level, promoting development, helping people to help themselves out of poverty - supporting their right to work and provide for their loved ones. From Downing Street to the World Bank, Oxfam makes sure the voices of the world's poorest people are heard loud and clear. They bring their passionate supporters together to take action on big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, climate change and hunger. Newcastle University's Oxfam Society is a part of this: it is part of Oxfam's Student Network.
Society activities will therefore consist of lobby governments, raising awareness and fundraising for Oxfam. For example, we created an Oxjam music festival where local bands played to raise money for the Yemen appeal. We held a campaign stall at the event asking for signatures on the petition to stop the UK selling arms to Yemen. This has since been successfully declared unlawful!
Meeting Days, Times and Venues
Mondays 7pm fortnightly
Co President: Alexandra Vipond
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