Hello, my name is Elizabeth and I blog at Rosalilium. For those not in the know, I have studied a Masters degree in Anthropology, Environment and Development, and I love to drink tea! My top 3 teas are English Breakfast - strong with milk, Peppermint after dinner (it helps digestion) and Roobibos before bedtime (it aids sleep). I probably drink far too much tea, but it just makes me happy.
And so I present to you two of my favourite things – tea and activism. On Thursday 9th June 2011 there will be an opportunity to lobby your MP about International Development over a nice cup of tea. The initiative entitled Tea Time for Change is a chance for you to meet with your MP, share a cup of tea and talk about global poverty.
Tea Time for Change is a collective lobbying opportunity formed of several International Development Organisations including ActionAid, Oxfam, Save the Children, CAFOD, Christian Aid and Tearfund. This is your chance to give poor people a voice by talking to your MP, who is duty-bound to listen to their constituents. And what could be a more British approach than putting the world to right’s over a nice cuppa?
On the day there will be inspiring speakers, informative workshops and the chance to hang out at Westminster. This is the chance for you to fight global poverty by directly engaging with the people that make the important decisions. On the day we will be joined by Andrew Mitchell MP, Secretary of State for International Development, and Harriet Harman MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development.
What a creative way to enjoy your brew and engage in activism?! To find out more about Tea Time for Change visit www.teatimeforchange.org.uk Get active, enjoy your tea and fight to end global poverty!
Thank you for having me at Isle of Tea.