9:00-9:30: President’s Welcome
Oxfam America President and CEO Abby Maxman kicks off the conference with an overview of Oxfam's mission, recent work, and her vision for working together.
9:45-10:45: Breakout Session (choose one)
Hard work, hard lives here in the US
Millions of people in the US work long hours under arduous conditions, making wages that keep them trapped in poverty. This panel exposes the precarious situations marginalized workers, such a guest workers, refugees, and people of color, have to deal with, and explores how Oxfam is seeking solutions from a variety of angles.
Transforming landscapes: The future of sustainable agriculture
Join this session to learn about agro-forestry and how Oxfam is harnessing it to help women small-scale farmers become more resilient against climate change, and more productive as well. We will look at Oxfam's initiative to "re-green" the Sahel as a case study of how our work is producing change.
11:00-12:00: Before it’s too late: How Oxfam and partners are responding to the emergency in Yemen
This panel featuring Oxfam staff and London-based reporter Nawal al-Maghafi delves into Oxfam's work with local partners to respond to the crisis as well as the advocacy efforts in and out of Yemen.
12:00-1:00: Lunch and Networking
1:00-2:00: How do we keep migrants and refugees safe in the US?
This discussion brings together staff working on our migration campaign and people who have been directly affected by the Trump Administration's discriminatory immigration policies to share their experiences and correct the skewed narrative around migration.
2:15-3:15: Breakout Session (choose one)
Behind the curtain: How we tell stories of your impact
Oxfam America’s senior writers lead an interactive session exploring our storytelling approach, a first-hand look at freshly gathered content on women leaders in Cambodia, and the kinds of stories you’d like us to tell into the future.
Using advocacy to fix our broken food system
Learn how Oxfam advocates against the corporate sector to fix the broken food system with examples from our Behind the Brands campaign and ongoing Behind the Barcodes campaign.
3:30-4:30: After Hurricane Maria: Building back better in Puerto Rico
Last year, Oxfam's work in Puerto Rico was focused on helping local humanitarian leaders get water running and lights back on. With immediate concerns taken care of, we’re now addressing the underlying problems that cost so many lives, and leave so many more at risk.
4:30-5:15: Networking Break
5:15-7:00: Dispatches from the Middle East: A look at the global refugee crisis
Oxfam ambassadors Sean and Tanya Maguire share their experiences from a trip to Greece during the height of the refugee crisis in this conversation with Oxfam's Migration and Protection Campaigns Lead Isra Chaker.