Introducing...the Global Justice Collaborafe

by Jess Lockey
on Friday 25 Jan 2013

type: Event Notice
topic: Community
region: Bristol
event time: Wednesday 20 Feb 2013 19:00

Are you part of a group campaigning on international issues in Bristol? Are you an individual who would like to get more involved but can’t choose which ‘cause’ to support? You are not alone. We know that time and resources are not always easy to find, and sometimes there seem to be too many issues to choose between. We also know that pooling resources, knowledge and enthusiasm is a sure way of keeping Bristol’s campaigning community active and on the map. So, would you like to join us at our monthly collaborative cafe - what we call the ‘Global Justice Collaborafé’?

The BeatRoot Café is hosting monthly gatherings at their lovely community café in the centre of Bristol, providing an open, social space for people to meet and share ideas through film, art, speakers and debate. Every month a different organisation will lead discussion and activities on a controversial or topical issue and campaign. Groups and individuals will have the opportunity to learn from each other, and pool resources to help campaign for a fairer world. Our first meeting is on the 20th February and will focus on Food Justice, with discussions led by Oxfam and Fare Share so that we can connect the global and local threads of this topic. Other meeting topic suggestions include human rights, poverty, women’s rights, energy, waste, ethical finance, etc.

We are looking for like-minded individuals and groups who are passionate about global justice and want to see that change continues to be implemented at a grass roots level. If you would be interested in proposing a topic, speaking, or just being part of the meetings, get in touch with Oxfam campaigns at oxfamsouthwest@oxfam.org.uk. We would love to know your thoughts and look forward to hearing from you. 

Event details:

Weds 20 February, 7-9pm

Soup (£2.50), refreshments and treats available

Beatroot Cafe: 20-21 Lower Park Row, BS1 5BN