Tuesday, March 6, 2012

International Women's Day

The time has come to commemorate International Women’s Day with Oxfam this week and month!

Join us for an evening honoring women locally and globally who are making changes in our communities. Learn about international efforts to overcome the impacts of global warming on agriculture. Hear about the power of investing in rural women entrepreneurs in developing countries by engaging them as business partners. Find out how to become involved. This event is free and open to the public. Please bring a dish to share at the potluck. RSVP at:



What: Potluck, Speaker, and Movie Screening

When: Thursday,March8th,2012

Location: Thoreau Center: 3500 Kingman Blvd, Des Moines

Sponsors: League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Des Moines

Sisters on the Planet Ambassadors

Iowa Oxfam Action Corps

Bian Li (World Food Prize Foundation Director of Planning), will be at the potluck for a special presentation.

For International Women’s Day, many Oxfam Action Corps groups are planning to celebrate women who make a differenceby holding a variety of events, from panels of community leaders to film screenings to potlucks. Check the Oxfam Americaevents calendar for one near you, as well as our national blog and the local blogs that have links on it. Most, but not all, of our 15 Action Corps nationwide have something planned. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Goldberg at: mgoldberg@oxfamamerica.org

There’s more you can do right from your home. Send a beautiful e-card today to a woman in your life who has helped make your world a better place.