We could use your help. How many people of color you think they might have up in the house at the G-20 (aside from Barack Obama)? Help us change the ratio. If you’d like a different perspective on the G-20 meetings of the world’s top leaders at what’s likely to be an historic moment (given the global economic meltdown plus climate change plus Iran/Iraq/Afghanistan/Pakistan/Israel/Palestine), do us a favor and holla back here, i.e. nominate JJP to travel to London to blog the conference for you. Who’s paying for it: Oxfam,

Here’s the 411:

G20Voice is part of an ongoing project that gives you the chance to participate, engage and influence leaders from governments, the business world, international institutions and other influential people at important global moments and events via the blogosphere.

We are inviting 50 influential and knowledgeable bloggers to attend the G20 Summit on April 2nd in London, UK, where they will get unprecedented access to world leaders and thinkers and the chance to ask questions about the issues important to them. 20 of those bloggers will be nominated by you.

What’s the G-20, you ask?

From the Wikipedia:

The G-20 (more formally, the Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors) is a group of finance ministers and central bank governors from 20 economies: 19 of the world’s 20 largest national economies, plus the European Union (EU). It has also met once at heads of government level, in November 2008. Collectively, the G-20 economies comprise 90% of global gross national product, 80% of world trade (including EU intra-trade) and two-thirds of the world population.[2]

The G-20 is a forum for cooperation and consultation on matters pertaining to the international financial system. It studies, reviews, and promotes discussion among key industrial and emerging market countries of policy issues pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability, and seeks to address issues that go beyond the responsibilities of any one organization.

Who’s fronting the billz?

G20Voice has been initiated by Oxfam Great Britain, who are working closely with a range of like minded not-for-profits, individuals, organizations and businesses, all of whom who want to contribute to global efforts to end poverty and tackle climate change. Currently Oxfam GB, Comic Relief , Blue State Digital and Save the Children are working on the G20 Voice event.

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