Poems to Challenge Poverty

In the UK, we started the observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty a couple of days in advance with a poetry evening that marked the Challenge Poverty Week. Twenty-one poets and singers (activists with ATD or with partner organisations) performed by videoconferencing to a public spread across Britain and in Ireland, France, Israel, the United States, and Mexico. 

On 17 October, the team in London invited 6-7 family members to our headquarters in London. We started the day with speeches and videos from Ireland, then had a long intermission for chats and lunch, and finally ended the day with the United Nations Commemoration Watch Party. We were all happy to be able to come together on that important day, even if it had to be a small scale event.

In Frimhurst, around 15 people (team members, activists and the chair of the Board of Directors) gathered for a tree planting ceremony to commemorate activists who passed away this year. It was a very touching moment for all those who attended.