Oxfam Langara connects fashion design to social justice

 

This weekend, Oxfam Langara will challenge the role of fashion in the context of human rights and social justice.

 

When: Friday, April 3rd, 2009, 6:00pm (to end @2am, Sat. April 4th)

Where: Fashion Show, Langara College, 100 West 49th Street, Cafeteria/ After Party, Tonic night club, Vancouver

 

According to the Facebook page:

 

The Oxfam Campaigns that we will be concentrating on are:
• fair trade
• education
• debt and aid
• health and sanitation
• HIV/AIDS
• gender equality
• Arms Control


The show will feature selected appetizers, refreshments, prizes and raffles, entertaining music and key note speakers such as Miriam Palacios, head of Oxfam B.C/Yukon Region and Peter Prontzos, Political Science Professor from Langara College. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to network within the Oxfam community, Vancouver Fashion Week designers, media and photographers, fashion industry leaders, local community leaders, leading social justice advocate, and the head of Oxfam B.C/Yukon Region.

 

Tickets are 20$, with all proceeds going to Oxfam Canada.

 

For more information, and to purchase tickets, email oxfamfashion@gmail.com

Source: Stylefinds

Mary has a PhD in Sociology from University of Edinburgh, researching responsible fashion and transnational labour rights activism in the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.

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