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Roma - Giovedì 17 Ottobre 2019 - Alleanza

Giovedì 17 ottobre 2019 dalle ore 17 alle ore 20

Roma | Teatro Ambra Jovinelli | Via Guglielmo Pepe n°43

Il 17 ottobre è la giornata mondiale per l’eliminazione della povertà. A Roma presso l’Ambra Jovinelli rappresentanti di comitati, associazioni, cooperative sociali, presidi antimafia, docenti, parrocchie, case delle donne, giuristi, progetti di mutualismo solidale, reti di autoaiuto, giornalisti, studenti, si incontreranno per denunciare la drammatica situazione sociale del nostro paese, dove disuguaglianze e povertà colpiscono un terzo della popolazione, costringendo più di un milione di minori nella povertà assoluta. L’obiettivo è quello di ridare voce, dignità, speranza e prospettive future a milioni di cittadini che pagano il prezzo della crisi provocata da un modello economico ormai insostenibile in termini sociali e ambientali. Verranno presentate misure e proposte concrete in grado di “eliminare” la povertà e le disuguaglianze così come ci impone la nostra Costituzione.

In questi 11 anni di crisi tutti i governi che si sono succeduti non hanno avuto come priorità la lotta all’esclusione sociale e alle disuguaglianze. Questo denuncia la fotografia dei dati e delle statistiche di questi anni. Nonostante slogan e promesse nella realtà il nostro paese continua a impoverirsi, mentre in pochi si arricchiscono ancora di più. Manca completamente una visione in grado di uscire dalla crisi di sistema che le stesse forze politiche che hanno governato in questi anni hanno determinato attraverso politiche economiche, sociali, industriali, energetiche, ambientali e migratorie sbagliate. L’unico cambiamento desiderato da chi in questi anni, spesso solo, ha contrastato ingiustizie sociali e ambientali è quello che archivia la stagione dell’austerità, dei tagli al sociale, delle privatizzazione dei beni comuni, della precarietà e dello sfruttamento a detrimento del diritto al lavoro, del predominio di finanza e banche a discapito dei diritti universali, della solidarietà sociale e dei diritti della natura.

Solo un’alleanza che parta dal basso, su obiettivi e impegni concreti, capace di promuovere giustizia sociale e ambientale e allo stesso tempo ricostruire nuove modalità di relazione e partecipazione, è in grado di sconfiggere la crisi di sistema e di visione che ci ha portato a essere uno dei paesi più diseguali, impoveriti e fragili del nostro continente. C’è bisogno di tutti e tutte per costruire il cambiamento necessario. Per questo la rete dei Numeri Pari, consapevole della difficoltà e della complessità della nuova fase storica, invita tutte e tutti all’assemblea e alla costruzione di una agenda di proposte comuni.

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Italia

Roma - Lunedì 14 Ottobre 2019 - TERMINI SOCIALI

Dal 14 al 17 ottobre a via Marsala la rassegna come “officina di innovazione sociale”

A Roma Termini, il centro polivalente Binario 95, gestito dalla Cooperativa Sociale Europe Consulting Onlus, l’Ostello “Don Luigi Di Liegro” e il Poliambulatorio gestiti dalla Caritas Diocesana di Roma, si occupano da anni delle persone senza dimora, dei migranti, dei poveri che spesso intorno alla stazione ancorano le loro vite. In questi centri si è creato un vero e proprio laboratorio di inclusione, dove si cerca di unire, tra professionisti e volontari, competenze, esperienze, ricerca, innovazione, dialogando non solo con la rete del Terzo Settore, ma anche con il territorio, con la comunità scientifica che studia l’evoluzione del fenomeno e, per quanto possibile, con chi prende le decisioni a livello politico.

Dal 14 al 17 ottobre, nella settimana in cui cade la Giornata Mondiale per la lotta alla povertà, la Caritas Diocesana di Roma e Binario 95, per il secondo anno consecutivo, propongono alla città un evento di sensibilizzazione e riflessione su questi temi, dal titolo TERMINI SOCIALI.

Con questa iniziativa, il cui titolo gioca sull’ambivalenza della parola “Termini”, intesa come nome della stazione e “parole” del sociale che durante la tre giorni verranno discusse, vogliamo mostrare come questo luogo, assieme alle realtà del terzo settore che vi operano, rappresenti una vera e propria officina di innovazione sociale, che non nega l’esistenza dei problemi, anzi, ne declina tutti gli aspetti, nella speranza che la maggiore conoscenza del fenomeno, l’assunzione di consapevolezza da parte di tutti quelli che possono intervenire e il dialogo, possano contribuire a migliorare i servizi e l’accoglienza nella nostra città ed a mitigare il clima di ostilità che sempre più si respira nei confronti degli individui, anziché verso le cause della loro condizione.

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Roma
Italia

Davao - Giovedì 17 Ottobre 2019 - Convergence meeting of Zero Extreme Poverty Philippines 2030

Descrizione dell' evento

The Zero Extreme Poverty Philippines 2030 (ZEP2030) is a civil society-led movement launched in 2015 that envisions “Filipino families enjoying the fullness of life in sustainable communities”. Our collective mission is “to uplift one million Filipino families from extreme poverty to self-sufficiency by the year 2030.”  

ZEP2030 is a national coalition of multi-stakeholders working together through collective impact, with seven thematic clusters anchored on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals: agriculture and fisheries, education, environment, health, housing and shelter, livelihood, and partnerships for Indigenous Peoples. 

Overall coordination is managed by the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) which serves as the ZEP2030 Secretariat and International Care Ministries is the lead cluster coordinator for Health Thematic Cluster.

This year, we are moving towards consolidating efforts on the ground and linking organizations for convergence building.  The importance of coming together and synchronizing our efforts is needed more than ever to move us closer to our goal. In this regard, ZEP2030, in partnership with the University Community Engagement and Advocacy Council-Ateneo De Davao University and the Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. - Davao Region Cluster, cordially invite you to be part of the 1st Davao Convergence Meeting. This meeting, which coincides with the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, is an endeavor to gather ZEP2030 members and potential partners in Davao Region. 

This Davao Convergence Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019, 09:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the Xavier Hall, 8th Floor, Ateneo De Davao University, Roxas Avenue, Davao City.

Attached is a copy of the program and FAQ about ZEP.

Davao
Filippine

Ibadan - Giovedì 17 Ottobre 2019 - Screening 'Slum Dog Millionaire' and discussion

Resoconto dell' evento.

October 17 at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, between the hours of 16:00 and 20:00 (WAT), we gathered - as did many across the world - to mark the International Day for Eradication of Poverty. For us, #October17 provides a good opportunity to raise awareness on the extent of poverty in Nigeria and the world, (especially now that Nigeria has been named the ‘poverty capital of the world,’ with evidence suggesting that this status is being further cemented by the day). It was also an opportunity to further dismiss the myth that a poverty-free world is impossible, as many have been made to believe, and are so unable to imagine the possibility of - and take action towards ensuring - an end to poverty. I had the opportunity of moderating the leading panel (for the event) which featured two passionate people who have been working – for a while now – to help overcome poverty: Feyi Ijimakinwa is a broadcaster and a researcher at the Institute of African Studies, while Dr. Olukemi Aremu runs a foundation which currently cares for about 60 homeless children who live ‘under-bridge’ in the city of Ibadan. The discussion was centred on "Acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty," which is the theme for the year.

The most striking point of the discussion, for me, is that poverty could either be situational or generational. People fall into the point at which access to basic needs becomes difficult not because they pray for it or because ‘they are weak and lazy,’ but because of circumstances and situations which too often than not are beyond their control. Once sunk into the vicious circle of poverty, there is then a great chance that they continue to sink deeper, to the point that it becomes transferable from one generation to another, unless there is a deliberate and concerted effort of rescue. Certain attitudes and addictions which may be observable among the poor – and which may sink them further into poverty – were identified as responses to valid aspirations which are not being fulfilled. It also became obvious from the discussion that the implications of the existence of poverty are burdens for the entire society, thereby making the responsibility for the overcoming of poverty a collective one for us all – as rich and poor, and as an indivisible human race.

Above all, yesterday was another day for us to remind ourselves the words of Nelson Mandela, that ‘wherever children, men and women are made to live in poverty, there is injustice.’ Recognizing the validity of the words of Marin Luther King Jnr., that ‘injustice anywhere is a treat to justice everywhere,’ the opportunity provided by the moment was thus used in charging everyone to give attention to working in every little way possible to eradicate poverty, and to building a social system that protects people from falling into poverty and gives opportunity of rescue to those who may fall into it, so that someday soon we can live #AllTogetherInDignity.

Special thanks to Donald Lee, Anne-Sylvie and the entire ATD Fourth World team, and to Leye Komolafe, Adedapo Treasure and all of the crew members at the Thursday Film Series, for the great work that you do towards the building of a more just, more humane, more democratic future. Together, I believe, we can retire the existence of poverty in our world into the annals of history.

A short video (put together by Tobi Richards) which is a short excerpt from the hour-long discussion – which was followed by a movie screening and a general discussion – has been shared on my youtube channel. You can find it here: https://youtu.be/vfiv93tvKgY

#October17 #EndPoverty #ZeroHunger #AllTogetherInDignity #AfricansRising #AfricaWeWant #WorldOfPeace

Descrizione dell' evento

With some of my friends who I currently join in organizing a movie club known as the Thursday Film Series, we will screen the movie titled ‘Slum Dog Millionaire,’ which will be followed by a discussion to be led by a small panel of four academics who have expertise on our subject.

We hope to use the opportunity to amplify the injustice of letting men and women, and especially children (in accordance with the theme for the year), live in poverty, and what we must all do to rescue all who are currently subjected to this dehumanizing condition.

The movie club screen movies every Thursday at the Drappers Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. It provides an accommodative space for critical reflection and intellectual engagement for all, while harnessing the power of art, with the hope of spurring men and women to take action in dealing with the issues we grapple with’ – such as extreme poverty. 

Gideyon Adeyeni and Leye Komolafe

Ibadan
Nigeria

Brussels - Mercoledì 16 Ottobre 2019 - Going Beyond the Data – the realities of poverty in Europe

The European Parliament’s MEPs Cindy Franssen (EPP) and Pierfrancesco Majorino (S&D) and EAPN will host a Roundtable on the reality of poverty in Europe, organised together with ATD Fourth World, IFSW & Emmaus Europe.

This roundtable aims to help MEPs deconstruct myths and break stereotypes about (people experiencing) poverty, and to build their understandings of the realities of poverty going further than data and statistics.

The event will open with four case studies, bringing the voices of people experiencing poverty directly together with MEPs. The key questions that will be addressed are: What does poverty in Europe look like, and what are the key trends? What progress has been made on poverty levels in Europe in recent years? What role has the Parliament played in this? The European Parliament will respond in the form of interactive discussions.

The context is Europe’s ambition to leave no one behind while making the transition to a more sustainable, carbon neutral economy. People experiencing poverty will need to be protected during this transition, and economic and social rights guaranteed within a more social and sustainable development model.

Places are limited, so please register quickly!

Information & Documents

  • The agenda is available here
  • Venue: European Parliament (Room ASP 3G3) – 60, rue Wiertz in Brussels
  • Date: 16 October 2019 – 13h00 – 15h00,  Registration from 12:30.
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