Thursday, 23 July 2009
Okay people, so we’ve been here for 4 days now and got some pretty impressive decisions under our belt.
First things first, World Food Day, on October the 16th. We’ve decided on doing a making noise action (pretty much the opposite to a minutes silence). This will be really good and every Activísta across the globe will be part of this, so make sure you make your noise! Also, we will be running an online facebook action. This will involve changing your facebook profile picture to a designated WFD image and also having a line in your status about it. Then ofcourse getting all your friends to do the same. Everyone should definatly get involved with this as it’s so easy and will take about 30 seconds to make an action and feel part of the campaign.
Some of the countries will be holding a meal outside parliament to show the politicians what poor people have to eat. Bit of a shock tactic that will work really well.
We also gave a presentation to ActionAids country directors yesterday. This was about Activista and how we need more funds and human resources for our really good cause. Also, how we have and will continue to benefit ActionAid in the youth movement.
Moving on from this today we decided on to expand Activista. There was lots of plans and targets made which is really positive and definately an achievable goal over the next 5 years. There was also some decisions made on the 2010 strategy, but more to come so will update later on in the seminar.
Hope you’re all good and keep checking back to find out what we’re doing and how you can get involved. x
I am writing from the lovely little town of Copehagen in Denmark. (There’s a mermaid here ya’know). We’ve got this cool little Activista workshop thingymajig going on, it is mucho’s fun times. We’re learning all about how amazing Activista is and how we can help fight world hunger. This is an important issue so listen up, learn and then do something to help.
We have a variety of Activista’s here from a whole heap of countries inc. UK (moi), Nigeria, Nepal, Brazil, Uganda, Kenya, Greece, Sierra Leone, Gambia and Denmark. We’re getting together and seeing what each other is doing and what more we can do. It’s all in preparation for world food day which is on October 16th this year. This is prior to the UN food meeting in November. We’re coming up with ideas and strategies for the HungerFREE campaign over the next two weeks and I’ll keep you updated on what we decide and possibly how you can get involved
Anywho, catch ya later x
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
AH! The time of year has come again and my festival season is starting! Well started. Being a poor student I am volunteering at festivals this year, but it's for a great cause!
First festival of the season was NASS. For those of you that don't know it's a sports and music festival. I went there with ActionAid who I'm doing a lot of work with over the summer. We were campaigning for climate change. This meant going around taking of photo's of punters with giant fruit! This gets sent to the government around November in time for the big ole meeting in Copenhagen in December.
Although it rained for a week :( it was still really good and I met some amazing people; who will hopefully be at Reading festival. We got over 900 sign ups woo hoo!!!
That is all, peace out! x