Theme for 2020
Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all

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Warsaw, Kielce and online - Friday 16 October 2020 - Different events Oct 16-22

Here are different activities organized in Poland for this year:

- Meeting of people experiencing poverty (PEP) discussing the theme of Oct 17. The gathering will take place on Oct 16 from 1pm to 4pm in Warsaw organised by Towarzystwo Pomocy im. św. brata Alberta koło Warszawa-Praga, EAPN Poland and ATD Fourth World Poland. Possible to join the meeting online at 3pm to share results of discussions.

- Gala „Faces of poverty” on Oct 16: Awarding of prizes of journalist contest "Faces of poverty" for journalists writing about poverty issues, presentation of annual Poverty Watch report on situation of poverty in Poland by president of Polish committee of EAPN prof. R. Szarfenberg, concert (organised by WRZOS).

- Event in ATD office on Oct17 from 2-6pm: discussion and creative workshop around theme of Oct17, launching the song "October 17 as a challenge" written by Jakub Jackiewicz ABIR on occasion of Oct17, presentation of Festival of Dreams and screening of "Our voices" video

- Gathering with testimonies around the Commemorative stone on Oct19 at 11am in Kielce

- Wrzesinski workshop: „Spiritual dimension of social justice” - online meeting on Oct 22 at 5-30pm with a guest Jean Tonglet, member of volunteer corps ATD Fourth World.

Warsaw, Kielce and online