If you’re a fan of Oxfam America on Facebook, you might have seen our album of recent photos from the 2010 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN. Over 80,000 people attended Bonnaroo this year, and our dedicated group of Oxfam volunteers and staffers set out to reach as many of those concert-goers as possible. Together, we collected 3,000 signatures for a petition calling on our leaders to take action on climate change; screened Oxfam films in the video tent; canvassed during shows by Oxfam supporting artists LCD Soundsystem, Aziz Ansari, OK Go, and more; and organized group activities, like our famous water bucket carrying contest, to raise awareness of poverty and hunger issues. At the end, we celebrated with a dip in the infamous “hippie fountain” (don’t ask). Here’s a quick look at three photos that I think best capture the spirit of our efforts:
Members of our crew—left to right: Oxfam Action Corps volunteer Mark Fangmeier of Minnesota; Oxfam Boston staffer Katie Stuart; former Oxfam America CHANGE Leader Paul Gallegos of Wyoming; and Oxfam’s Clara Herrero—get ready to go out and start another day of canvassing. Read on for more photos…
A festival-goer joins Oxfam’s photo petition calling on BP to clean up their mess in the Gulf Coast. Many of the people I met were concerned about the human and environmental impacts of the BP oil spill—if you want to help, send a message to Congress and ask that Gulf Coast communities get the funding and assistance they need.
Artists for Oxfam Ozomatli pose with the Oxfam banner just moments before taking the stage. They’re just one of many bands and musicians who support Oxfam’s work around the world. Want more Bonnaroo? Check out our album on Facebook.