Tegan and Sara and Ra Ra Riot are tweeting about it. Neko Case is posting about it on Facebook. What’s generating the buzz? An incredible gathering of women musicians—from legendary rockers to up-and-coming new artists—who’ve come together to support Oxfam America ’s efforts around International Women’s Day.
March 8 is recognized globally as a day of celebration of women, and at Oxfam we see it as an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of women to the planet’s social, economic, and political well-being. As my colleague Heather Coleman writes in a recent blog post, “Women work tirelessly to produce the majority of food in many developing countries … annd they’re producing food in the face of increasing natural resource constraints, erratic growing seasons, and rising global temperatures. … Women’s empowerment, in the US and globally, is not and must not be a partisan issue. ”
Because Oxfam is fortunate enough to work with a multitude of smart and talented female musicians, we thought it would be meaningful to assemble as many of these women together as we could, asking them to pledge their support for women who are working with Oxfam to combat hunger around the world.