IF we call for action on tax, aid, land and transparency at the G8
Join us at the Big IF London event
This summer the G8 world leaders are in the UK. Join thousands of campaigners in London, on Saturday 8 June 2013, to demand that some of the world's most powerful politicians take action to tackle the root causes of global hunger.
The Big IF London is your chance to come together with thousands of people from across the UK to make a huge noise about hunger and demand world leaders take action at the G8. IF the world produces enough food for everyone, why does 1 in 8 people not have enough food? This is the silent scandal and injustice of our age, but the G8 have the power to change it. IF we come together and make enough noise, we can persuade G8 leaders to act and prevent the suffering and death that hunger causes.
They can do this by:
Clamping down on tax havens to stop the billions of pounds that flow out of developing countries – money that could be used to end hunger.
Helping poor countries make sure that people, especially children, have adequate nutrition, and supporting poor families to grow their own food.
Giving people in developing countries more control over their land by protecting poor farmers from land grabs and using land to grow food not biofuels.
The Big IF London will kick-start Enough Food for Everyone IF’s 10-day campaign - focused around David Cameron’s Hunger Summit on 8th June, his Tax and Transparency Summit on 15th June, and of course the G8 itself from 17th-18th June - to make sure that David Cameron goes to the G8 Summit with our demands ringing in his ears.
The day will begin with an Ecumenical Service at Westminster Central Hall including inspiring songs, prayers and talks at 11.30am. We will then be part of a walk of witness through central London from Westminster to Hyde Park in solidarity with the one in eight people around the world who go hungry. At 2pm we will join together with thousands of other IF campaign supporters for inspiring talks and workshops. During the afternoon, we will help build a breath-taking field of flowers, with 2 million petals representing the 2 million children that die from hunger every year – lives that could be saved.
We know the potential for positive change when millions of us come together to demand action. Seemingly impossible challenges like ending apartheid, the woman’s suffrage, dropping third world debt, have been overcome by our loud and persistent calls for change.
With your help, 2013 can be such a year. You can be part of the generation to end hunger. Come to Big IF London!
A coach will be travelling from Bristol to London on 8th June.
Tickets are £20 return.
To book your place go to www.ifbristolcoach.eventbrite.co.uk or phone CAFOD Clifton on 0117 942 8328
When: Sat 8th June 2013
Where: Hyde Park, London
Price: £20 Return Bus ticket
Booking website: www.Ifbristolcoach.eventbrite.co.uk or phone CAFOD Clifton on 0117 942 8328l
London – Hyde Park – 8th June (Coaches from Bristol)
8.00 a.m. UNITE building, Bristol
9.00 a.m. Bath Bus Station
11.40 .a.m. Parliament Square
8.40 p.m. Bath Bus Station
9.40 p.m. UNITE building, Bristol
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