Last weekend, the Oxfam Action Corps had a wonderful opportunity to volunteer two nights in a row at Irving Plaza as DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist spun tracks exclusively from Afrika Bambaataa's famed 42,000 piece record collection. The show was a true treat, throwing it back to old school hip-hop complete with turntables and vinyl scratches.
Our volunteers were ecstatic to talk to so many interested fans about Oxfam and it's current campaigns around food and climate issues. At the end of the two nights, we collected over 160 signatures urging major corporations to do their part to stop climate change and help women farmers effected by it. We also recruited new volunteers and spread the word about the People's Climate March, the world's largest climate change march taking place in NYC on Sept 21st. Sign up to march with Oxfam here. And if that wasn't enough, our volunteers even got to meet or shake hands with the performers! Check out a photo of our volunteer Zoe with Cut Chemist below!
Thank you to everyone to stopped by the table, signed up and listened to our message. Thank you to Irving Plaza for your amazing hospitality. And a big thank you to DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist for having us at your shows!
Oxfam volunteer Zoe with Cut Chemist at a show in NYC.
Check out a video of DJ Shadow's trip to Kenya with Oxfam below: