Here are photos and a video from our 21 October 2015 event in Manila.
The video is an ATD Fourth World theatre play that was performed during the Manila celebrations. Attached are the Filipino and English transcripts of the play as there are no subtitles. The day and the play itself has been prepared by a small committee of active ATD...
We are happy to tell you the international theme for 17 October 2016, World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, chosen with the International Committee for October 17 and the United Nations:
Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation:
Ending poverty in all its forms
The recent deluge of rains and floods has taught us lessons which should adhered to for our well being. We have learnt about compassion and supporting each other during this crisis.
Most importantly about how not to mess with nature, yes, we have stolen away water bodies and converted them into mansions, property holdings and dump yards.
Roma families from Portugal have demolished the ’wall of shame’ which has surrounded a very poor area called the ’Pedreiras neighbourhood’ for almost 10 years. It separated the largest Roma community in Beja from the rest of the Alentejo society.
For safety reasons, the wall which is 100 metres long and three metres high...
Everything concerned with poverty, every person left by the wayside, involves me, and I go to see. My work is very simple: I go into the neighbourhoods, I walk around, usually nobody counts the poor, but you can always find them.
My desire is to see that the person has a certain dignity; for them to stand up straight, to hold on. It’s a...