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

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Dublin - Saturday 17 October 2020 - Online event

Join the friends and supporters of the Irish 17 October Committee for an online commemoration of the United Nations International End Poverty Day on Saturday, 17 October at 11.00am via Zoom.

You can register here

This event is held annually at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone, Custom House Quay, Dublin, but has had to move online this year due to the current public health restrictions.

The programme includes personal testimonies from people with lived experience of poverty, music, presentations, addresses and the launch of a film, ‘17 Voices, One Message: Stop Poverty! #17October’, of interviews with 17 people on what the 17 October Day means for them.
The Lord Mayor of Dublin will give the opening address and a letter from the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins will be read.

There is a limit of one reservation per person applying. There is a maximum of 40 places available. While it is an open event, people with a lived experience of poverty or those who previously supported the UN International End Poverty Day are especially welcome to register.

A zoom link and event programme will be sent to all registered participants closer to the event.

You can follow the lead up to our 17 October commemoration at www.17october.ie and on Twitter at @17octcomIrl – hashtags #EndPoverty #LeveNoOneBehind #17octIRL

For those wishing to watch the event at a later date, a live feed will be uploaded to Facebook after the event is over.

Read all about it in the National #17October 2020 Programme Booklet already published

https://t.co/j5ZD7BH4A1

Dublin
Ireland

Online - Thursday 15 October 2020 - Poems to Challenge Poverty

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.

 
Online
United Kingdom

Ibadan and Online - Saturday 17 October 2020 - Online conversation

I am thinking that we could have an online conversation on ‘Young People and the Fight for Social and Environmental Justice in Fragile States,’ to explore the intersectionality between social and environmental justice, very specifically within the context of fragile states. 

The conversation will also attempt to delineate the role that young people can play, should be and are playing in this fight, and the opportunities available to them in this digital age, as well as the challenges before them in this era of the 'convergence of crises.'

I will reach out to some of my sisters and brothers who I hope would be  able to join.

Warmly,

Gideon

Ibadan and Online
Nigeria

Mymensingh - Saturday 17 October 2020 - share children's stories about their experience of poverty

We will celebrate the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty (Oct 17th) in a small scale program.

Mati Bangladesh is celebrating this day with some limited programs for the last couple of years along with the support of ATD Fourth World friends and local partner organizations. 
This year we will organize programs with children and youths from four different communities and two programs will be organized in two places. Due to COVID risk, we will only work with 20 participants in two separate programs with maintaining a proper hygiene system. In this program, we will share children's stories about their experience of poverty which we found during our research program. Also, we will share the Children's dimensions of poverty with them and will have a small talk about it. Later on, the report about this program and photos and videos will be shared on our website www.povertyinbangladesh.com. Which might become also helpful for all of us to share the messages of overcoming extreme poverty.

Mymensingh
Bangladesh

Online - Thursday 15 October 2020 - The economy of Francesco

Thursday 15 October: The economy of Francesco - 4pm (Brussels time)

On YouTube: https://youtu.be/u8JrYdhQTY4?

“Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all”. This is the United Nations theme for October 17, 2020, the World Day for Overcoming Poverty.

“People who live in extreme poverty are often the most affected by climate and environmental change. While they are already taking action to resist poverty, today they are also facing the consequences of these new challenges. On October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the United Nations ensures that their knowledge, contributions and experience are recognized and celebrated. The Economy of Francesco would like to contribute to celebrate the date by organizing an online conversation entitled How do we measure poverty? that will focus on extreme poverty as a multidimensional phenomenon.

The dialogue will be held with Xavier Godinot, Research Director at ATD Fourth World’s Joseph Wresinski Research Institute. He is currently conducting international participatory research with Oxford University on “Determining the dimensions of poverty and how to measure them”, which implements the Merging of Knowledge approach. In this project, people living in poverty are part of the national research teams in six countries, alongside academics and practitioners. Godinot will dialogue with Martha Pancheva, Assistant Professor of Economics, (Sophia University) and John Paul Yumul, Lecturer on the Economy, Society and Sustainable Development (Manila University). Introduction by Luigino Bruni, Scientific Director of The Economy of Francesco.

https://mailchi.mp/francescoeconomy/nobodyalone_howdowemeasurepoverty_fromvillages_frommauritius?e=3289c4bda7

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