[Sust-mar] Celebrate Mothers at Mudder's Day on the Commons - May 11

Clare Levin clevin at eastlink.ca
Fri May 2 15:09:52 EDT 2008

Celebrate Mothers at Mudder's Day on the Commons! People, Plants, Music, and

On Sunday, May 11, 2008, Oxfam and other community groups from around
Halifax will be hosting the Mudder's Day Festival on the Halifax Commons
from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Mudder's Day event will celebrate not only
mothers, but women, culture and community, through musical performances,
family fun for children and adults, educational workshops and local artwork.

This free event will showcase discussions on urban agriculture and community
gardens, planning and community design, and raise awareness about issues
affecting women worldwide.

In many countries, women and girls haul 20 litres of water six kilometres a
day just to meet basic household needs. For millions of women and girls this
exhausting task is the only way their families will have water to cook, to
clean, to bathe or, most importantly, to drink.

During the Mudder's Day celebration, join Oxfam as we host "Pail Walker", an
advocacy action challenging everyone to carry buckets of water to show
solidarity for women and girls in the Global South responsible for finding
and transporting water for their families. The challenge will be adapted
into races for children and families to make the activity fun as well as
educational. The Pail Walker races will begin at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and
5 p.m.

For more information about the Oxfam Pail Walker event, please contact
Corrie Melanson or Janet Rhymes, 902-425-7877 or halifax at oxfam.ca.

For more information about Mudder's Day, please see

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