NOTE: Pax Christi USA is a co-sponsor of the event listed below. The importance of delivery of and access to vaccines around the world cannot be overstated. We’re happy to be co-sponsors of this event which reflects our commitment to global vaccine equity.
You are warmly invited to join this free, private online event we are co-sponsoring next week about the successful Global COVID Response Campaign. In addition to the panelists on the flyer below, members of Congress have been invited to speak. Learn how we helped secure the International Monetary Fund’s release last summer of emergency resources for lower-income countries — the largest of its kind in the institution’s 78-year history. As we deal with Omicron, more resources for lower-income countries are needed. Thank you for your attention — I hope to see you on the 27th!
You can register at https://bit.ly/COVID-Campaign to obtain the Zoom link. Thanks!
Co-Sponsors: Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), Sisters of Mercy of the Americas – Justice Team, Africa Faith and Justice Network, National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Pax Christi USA, Demand Progress, Just Foreign Policy, CODEPINK for Peace, Brooklyn For Peace
WHO: Action Corps, the Advocacy Network for Africa, and our Global COVID Response Coalition warmly invite you to a Zoom video call Thursday, January 27, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time, to discuss the role the coalition played in the International Monetary Fund’s historic release of Special Drawing Rights — an emergency financial resource — to 190 countries and what we aim to do in the new year to ensure countries have the resources they need to respond to the pandemic.
WHAT: The event will showcase the U.S. grassroots and faith-based organizing for the Global COVID Response Campaign for International Monetary Fund (IMF) Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), a financial resource that can particularly help lower-income countries. The theme, “Lessons Learned & Next Steps,” and will cover the coalition’s accomplishments – including the historic release of these international financial resources – and goals for 2022. Of particular discussion will be how the coalition built people-power by bringing together a diverse group of advocates – including nuns, farmers, economists, and members of the African diaspora – and how it achieved congressional support for the historic issuance of these international financial resources.