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Online - Giovedì 15 Ottobre 2020 - Poems to Challenge Poverty

Resoconto dell' evento.

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.

Descrizione dell' evento

Please join this online event to hear a selection of moving poems on the everyday experiences of living in poverty in the UK today.

Register to access the event, 17:00 – 19:00 CEST
 

All of us, from across the four nations of this country, know from personal experience what poverty is like. We have written poems to express what poverty is and how it feels to have your voice heard. Our poems are about what needs to change and what uplifts us.

We are coming together to add our voices to events taking place to mark Challenge Poverty Week around the country

This evening of poetry is also being co-organised by the APLE (Addressing Poverty with Lived Experience) Collective and All Together in Dignity/ATD Fourth World, On Road Media and 4in10: London's Child Poverty Network.

We hope you will join us for an evening of inspiration and solidarity.

 
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