Oxfam America Club Hosts World Food Day Speaker Constance Okollet

October 9, 2012 by University of La Verne

What: The University of La Verne’s Oxfam America Club is proud to host Constance Okollett, Chair of the Osukuru United Women’s Network in Eastern Uganda, on campus to discuss issues of climate change and food security worldwide.

Okollet, a farmer from Eastern Uganda and partner to Oxfam America, knows firsthand about the hardships of owning and maintaining a farm, as well as the lack of food supply in her country and countries like it.

She currently is traveling through out the United States to hold panels and conferences on climate change and food security, making the University of La Verne one of her firsts stops.

She recently shared her story of the devastating effects of climate change on her farm with The Guardian, a prestigious newspaper in Great Britain.

Oxfam is an international organization aimed at providing help to impoverished nations and their citizens in order to aid in the prevention of hunger, poverty and injustice. Along with the United States, 90 countries are involved with the organization working together to bring stability in food supply, financial support and social justice.

Oxfam is a new club at La Verne, initiated by ASULV President Ava Jananvash who realized last year that there was only one other chapter in Southern California. This summer, Jahanvash was selected to be one of Oxfam America’s 2012 CHANGE leaders.

When: Tuesday, October 9th at 6 p.m.

Where: President’s Dining Room, located on the University of La Verne’s main campus.
1950 Third St.
La Verne, CA 91750

Details: This lecture is free and open to all students of the University of La Verne.

Directions to the campus and parking information are available on the web at www.laverne.edu.

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