Sunday, April 10, 2005



Global Week of Action for Trade Justice


On Monday 11th April at 12:30pm a bride and groom representing developing countries with struggling rice industries will allow guests, representing America, to throw rice at them to highlight the issue of dumping.


The stunt being organised by Oxfam will take place at Birmingham Cathedral. The intention behind the stunt is really to attract media interest but since the area is fairly public this will be an opportunity to engage with members of the public and hand out leaflets explaining what is happening. If you are interested and would like more detail please contact Ruth Thompson {rthompson@oxfam.org.uk}


'Leicester West Wake Up'


On Friday 15 April at the Church of the Martyrs Hall on Westcotes Drive, 8.15 - 9.45am. Patricia Hewitt and other Leicester West prospective parliamentary candidates have been invited to attend the event at 8.45am for an hour of discussion and debate around issues of trade justice.


Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Ruth Stockdale (0121 609 4102/07786 660 377/ rstockdale@oxfam.org.uk ) if you have any questions.
On Friday 15th April join stars from stage, screen and the music world and thousands of people like you for a MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY mass moment organised by the Trade Justice Movement as part of a unique overnight event.


For the opening event you are invited to a very special gathering at Westminster Abbey for a Trade Justice programme of songs, readings, guest speakers and the kindling of the vigil light.


Some famous faces like Ronan Keating and Beverley Knight will be performing. And lots and lots of people who want to make poverty history will be in one place together!


At 11.15pm people will set off from Westminster Abbey around Parliament Square to form a Human White Band, the symbol of MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY, before walking up Whitehall to start an all night candlelit vigil.


The candlelit vigil will run all night in Whitehall with a dawn procession as the sun comes up. Throughout the night there is an incredible programme of free films and comedy as well as a club night and other entertainment. You can also find out more about Trade Justice and see how to get more involved in making poverty history this year at workshops and talks, and much, much more. For more information and a full programme contact the Trade Justice Movement.

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