Do you want to make a difference? Love and Justice Month shows the way

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Visit our volunteering fair to find out how you can get involved.

Oxford Brookes 'Love and Justice' Month will get off to a lively start with around thirty Oxfordshire based organisations attending a volunteering fair, open to the public as well as staff and students.

The event from 4 - 7pm on February 12 takes place in The Venue, The Students' Union, Headington Campus, Headington Hill Site. It will give everyone the opportunity to find out about how to volunteer and make a difference.

The organisations attending cover a wide spectrum; from activities such as 'Sailability' which enables people with disabilities to take to the water and the Abingdon group for disabled riders, to environmental groups such as Wychwood V and national organisations such as Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The event is the first in a month long programme which Oxford Brookes is running to celebrate human rights relationships and diversity. There will also be opportunities to attend open book clubs and 'meet the authors'. Neil Bartlett, Michael Cordy and Teresa Hayter will be exploring three very different perspectives on love and justice.

Michael Cordy, who will be discussing his novel The Venus Conspiracy, commented:

'Love and Justice Month is a great initiative because it encourages us all to raise our heads for a moment from the everyday grindstone and consider the values many of us take for granted: relationships, diversity, tolerance and human rights. They shouldn't be taken for granted, of course.'

All events are free and almost all are open to the public. Other events include lectures and debate, workshops for managers and employees and a Nicaraguan evening in partnership with The Oxford International Women's Festival. There will be an opportunity to see and read how people in Oxfordshire express the love and justice themes in a display of poems and photographs submitted to the Love and Justice competition. Oxford Brookes annual Human Rights Film and Music Festival will coincide with Love and Justice Month and will add further opportunities to explore related themes.