Theme for 2017
Answering the call of October 17 to end poverty: A path to peaceful and inclusive societies

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Glasgow, Scotland - Tuesday 17 October 2017 - Gather, share, celebrate the 30th anniversary of October 17

Event description

Gather, share, celebrate the 30th anniversary of October 17 at George Square, 12 - 1pm around the commemorative stone with theatre, songs and testimonies from Glasgow and around the world, The event is free and open to everyone. It will be followed by a civic reception with the Lord Provost at the City Chambers.

George Square
Glasgow, Scotland
United Kingdom

Dublin - Tuesday 17 October 2017 - National Community Gathering

Event report

Three videos of the gathering at the Stone:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFNPV89-Fiw&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rujgW4kcF0&t=6s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=Mh8Ih5DNuC8

For more pictures of the overall commemoration and of the Global Goals Boats: 
http://17october.ie/dublin2017/
http://17october.ie/ggboats2017/

For messages and statements: 
http://17october.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Highlights-Dublin-17-Oct-...
http://17october.ie/messages2017/

The Global Goals Boats

In total 17 schools and other groups of children, young people and adults prepared 17  Boats, symbolising the hopes generated by 17 Global Goals. The boats were made out of recyclable material and easy to transport and of course, able to float!  Each boat carried messages of hope from people  attending the event.

Unfortunately, in the aftermath of the hurricane Ophelia, only one school out of 7 who had prepared boats was able to attend the event on the Tuesday 17th October (School had been officially closed for the day). The launch took place as planned referring to the work of these schools around the country.

The boats launched into the Liffey symbolised the expression of our hopes and commitments to end poverty, fight inequality and act on climat change, the 3 main challenges of the 17 Global Goals.

Some messages

Children – We are from Rush and Lusk Educate Together and we have been working really hard to build our boat. Our boat represents Goal 6 clean water and sanitation and Goal 14, life under water. All our class have written down their hopes and wises on patches and we have sown them together to make a sail. We hope to spread our hopes far and wide to make this a reality.

Kayleigh – When we were building our boat with the young people in the Neighbourhood Youth Project 2 we asked them what they hoped for and when talking about ending poverty they went back to the basics such as they said they hoped that everybody, every kid has a pair of shoes to put on. They hoped that every kid could go to school and had a school bag. That goes right back to the basics and shows that it’s the small things that add up and we hope that our communities can work together and continue to inspire young people as they inspire us to work together to end poverty.

Filipe – I’m representing the Migrants Rights Centre Ireland. As an Organisation our main goal is to provide empowerment, justice, rights for all migrants that are living in Ireland. With our boat we would like to express our solidarity with all people who are experiencing social exclusion mainly migrants, undocumented migrants and fishermen. We wish to express and create pathways out of poverty in Ireland and throughout the whole world.

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Event description

A Message from Irish 17 October Committee

Dear contacts,

Unfortunately due to adverse weather conditions created by #HurricaneOphelia, the 16 October "No Hunger, No Poverty Candlelight Vigil and Chain of Lights" has been canceled. Stay safe today!

Join us on tomorrow on End Poverty Day, Tuesday 17 October!

- in the morning: www.facebook.com/events/276138756225842/ - in the evening: www.facebook.com/events/1573226616033642/

Support the Thunderclap Now: www.thunderclap.it/projects/63316-ireland-let-s-us-sing-as-one

Thank you for your interest in our events.

Take care of yourself! Keep safe!

Community Gathering at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone in Dublin, Ireland to mark the National 2017 UN End Poverty Day.

Workshops with messages of hope will start at 10am and the official ceremony with songs and testimonies will start at 11am sharp. 

17 Global Goal Boats will also be launched on the river Liffey at 11.30am.

Custom House Quay
Dublin
Ireland

Manila - Tuesday 17 October 2017 - Commemoration in Rizal Park

Event report

Watch the video of the theatre play!

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Event description

Commemoration - Rizal Park - 7:30 - 12NN  

The celebration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is organized by NAPC (National Anti-Poverty Commission), ATD and other partners.

Each year, hundreds of participants gather together for this event. It’s a unique moment where people with experience of poverty will be at centre stage to voice out their concerns and wishes for the future to be heard.

At 9:00AM, members of ATD communities together with Jessie Villabrille, director of Teatro Balagtas will present a new theatre play: The script was inspired by Community Forums where seven communities discussed the following topic: "What changes in life can we reach by being together with others?"

Watch live streaming of the event on poverty-stop.org and on https://www.facebook.com/ATD.Philippines/.

Manila
Philippines

Quezon City - Saturday 14 October 2017 - National Week for Ovecoming Extreme Poverty 2017: Health and Wellness Service Caravan

Quezon Memorial Circle
Quezon City
Philippines

Kielce - Tuesday 17 October 2017 - Commemoration

Event report

Polish and English

Obchody Międzynarodowego Dnia Walki z Ubóstwem kolejny raz odbyły się w Kielcach. Bezdomni, przedstawiciele władz miasta, pracownicy Miejskiego Ośrodka Pomocy Rodzinie i służb zajmujących się pomocą społeczną oraz wolontariusze oddali hołd ofiarom biedy na całym świecie. Uczestnicy spotkania po raz 30 odwiedzili miejsca poświęcone ubogim - Płytę Praw Człowieka oraz Krzyż Bezdomnych obok budynku Dworca PKP. Coroczne spotkanie organizowane jest m.in. przez Międzynarodowy Ruch ATD, założony przez Ojca Józefa Wrzesińskiego.

Obchody Dnia Walki z Ubóstwem mają uświadomić opinii publicznej potrzebę likwidacji biedy na świecie, a w szczególności w krajach rozwijających się. Ubodzy to ludzie z trudnymi historiami, którzy często nie radzą sobie w życiu.
Obecność wielu osób podczas obchodów świadczy o tym, że problem ubóstwa jest obecny w naszym regionie, ale również pokazuje, że los ludzi potrzebujących nie jest nam obojętny.
Po wspólnej modlitwie przed krzyżem, na którym corocznie przybijane są tabliczki z nazwiskami zmarłych osób bezdomnych, uczestnicy udali się do schroniska dla osób potrzebujących przy ulicy Siennej. Tam rozmawiano o działalności organizacji ATD w Polsce i na świecie.

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The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was celebrated in Kielce. The homeless, representatives of the city authorities, employees of the City Center for Family and Social Welfare, and volunteers paid homage to the victims of poverty worldwide. Participants of the meeting for the 30th anniversary visited the places devoted to the poor - the Human Rights and the Homeless Cross near the railway station building. The annual meeting is organized, among others. by the International ATD Movement, founded by Father Józef Wrzesiński.

The celebration of the Day to Overcome Poverty aims to make the public aware of the need to eradicate poverty in the world, and especially in developing countries. The poor are people with difficult stories that make it hard to cope with.

The presence of many people during the celebration indicates that the problem of poverty is present in our region, but also shows that the fate of needy people is not indifferent to us.

After a common prayer before the cross, where the plates with the names of deceased homeless people are being piled, the participants went to the shelter for the needy in Sienna Street. There were talks about activities in Poland and in the world.

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Event description

Gathering around the Cross and the Commemorative Stone to pay homage to the victims of poverty who died this year. 

This gathering will probably be followed by a mass and a meeting with a branch (to be confirmed).

plac Niepodległości 1, Tel ATD office: (48) 41.36.87.384
Kielce
Poland