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London - Miércoles 17 Octubre 2018 - Photos & Message from October 17, Palace of Westminister, United Kingdom

A special event was held in London, United Kingdom, on October 17, hosted by The Baroness Professor Lister of Burtersett, CBE, at the Palace of Westminster.

Almost a hundred people packed into Committee Room 4 at the House of Lords for a panel discussion about meaningful political participation by people with direct experience of poverty.

The Baroness Professor opened the discussion by saying, “The diverse panel reflects ways in which groups from across the country are increasingly coming together to act, and try and create change.”

The event featured the screening of a new film about “The Roles We Play: Recognising the Contribution of People in Poverty” produced by ATD Fourth World in the UK, which was followed by a panel discussion on “How meaningful participation by people with direct experience of poverty can create positive societal change”.

This film traces the course of the Roles We Play project over the last decade and its attempts to provide a forum for people with experience of poverty to challenge the widespread negative stereotypes of their lives by giving participants the tools to speak out and have their voices heard.

In highlighting the different stages of the project, from photo exhibition and series of residential weekends and participatory film project to full-colour book and multimedia exhibition, the film explores the impact of genuine participation and the importance of recognising the ways in which people in poverty contribute to their own families, neighbourhoods and communities.

James Riley, an activist of ATD Fourth World who helped to make the film, said: “The process was important to us. It’s us on the screen. It’s our words, our images, rather than a journalist’s article where they cherry-picked quotes and images. […] I hope you can see the honesty in this film.”

You can view the film here.

The panel discussion included the speakers, Patrcia Bailey of ATD Fourth World and Alana Avery of On Road Media. They spoke together about their collaboration on a project called "Poverty in the Media". Commencing in January 2018, this project supported a small group of people with lived experiences of poverty and low incomes to develop media skills, resilience, and confidence to engage with the media, on their own terms.

Speakers’ talks, including those by Rebecca Bromley and a joint talk by Patricia Bailey and Alana Avery, are being published now and in coming weeks.

Below is a message from Moraene Roberts, activist and member of the ATD UK Leadership Team, on her participation in this October 17 event:

"Yesterday's gathering at Westminster was very powerful with clear examples of positive, proactive anti-poverty participation of people with lived experience of poverty and those who support them. It was clear that there are many groups/organisations tackling poverty and exclusion. Events like this provide opportunities for building networks and solidarity. Together our voices are louder, stronger and more effective. For most, 17th October is the World Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty but for the people who gathered yesterday, every day is a day when we work to end poverty for all. I was humbled and honoured to be among them. I wish to thank Andrew and Bea for making it possible for me to attend."

Elsewhere in the United Kingdom, many organizations held events to mark the world day.

Glasgow: The “Hunger for Justice” event was organised by Bridging the Gap, the Poverty Truth Commission, and the Lodging House Mission Choir. Participants gathered outdoors at the Commemorative Stone monument in honour of victims of poverty and then walked together to City Chambers. 

Stockton: Thrive Teeside set up a Speakers’ Corner and informational stalls to highlight actions that challenge poverty.

Belfast: the Right to Welfare (R2W) and Participation and the Practice of Rights focused on “Conscious Cruelty: Social Security, the Economy, and Human Rights”.

Salford: the Poverty Truth Commission ran an inclusion workshop at the Social Audit Network.

Leeds: the Dole Animators ran workshops to create and share narratives.

Back in London, Being the Story hosted an event featuring speakers with lived experience of poverty and other challenges. 4in10 organised London Challenge Poverty Week.

Nationally:

  • Church Action on Poverty marked 13-21 October as “End Hunger Week” and collected signatures for a national petition asking that the Universal Credit be fixed.
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  • The Joseph Rowntree Foundation supported many of these efforts led by people in poverty.
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  • Stoke Expert Citizens, the West Cheshire Poverty Truth Commission, and others coordinated social media campaigns using: #EndPoverty, #PovertyTakeover, and #SolveUKPoverty.
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  • A national collective of individuals who experience poverty (of which ATD Fourth World is a founding member) renamed itself the APLE Collective: Addressing Poverty with Lived Experience. Its new Twitter account quickly gained more than 600 followers: @ApleCollective.

More information about ATD Fourth World in the UK.

London
Reino Unido

Utrecht - Miércoles 17 Octubre 2018 - Poverty-Awareness Festival, Utrecht, TV Program Extract

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During the week of the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, the Utrecht Poverty Coalition (Armoedecoalitie) in The Netherlandss organised a successful festival of awareness-raising and activities about poverty for and with people who experience poverty themselves.

This link shows an extract in Dutch from a TV program of the festival. The main elements of the program are:

- Link of the festival to the 31st anniversary of October 17.

- The importance of the World Day to overcome shame.

- Poverty is also about the way people can participate in society.

- A drama created by a group of young people on the topic of living with little money.

- A beautiful testimony of a young woman: "As a child I couldn't sleep because I worried for my parents living in poverty. You are aware ofnot being being stupid, and that your parents suffer from poverty, That awareness was more important for me than the fact of having nothing to eat sometimes, or not being able to pay for washing our clothes. The mental harm that poverty causes is great. I got out of poverty by studying and becoming a social worker: that gave me the strength to turn the negative things I went through into a positive asset to help others to know that 'I am someone', and to see their strength."

- A representative from an NGO supporting children to access art and culture.

- A local politician speaking about how financial support is possible for income and health issues.

- The final message: Let's not hide poverty. Talk to one another about poverty!

Descripción del evento

For several years, the Utrecht Poverty Coalition (Armoedecoalitie) based in Utrecht, The Netherlands, has organised a festival week of awareness-raising and activities about poverty for and with people who experience poverty themselves. The festival will include a theatre play performed by young people about the role of money in their lives to he held on October 17.

The Coalition is also working on a booklet about how it feels to be poor, with poems, images and stories.

The Utrecht Poverty Coalition was established in 2008 and since then has joined forces with others to take innovative initiatives to combat poverty and social exclusion. The Coalition is a partnership of a large number of social organisations, initiatives and advocates. These include organisations in social care, social services, education, housing corporations, civil society interest groups, and churches.

https://www.armoedecoalitie-utrecht.nl/

Utrecht
Países Bajos

Dar-es-Salaam - Miércoles 17 Octubre 2018 - Celebration of the World Day in Tanzania

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The World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty was celebrated on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the Mozambique-Tanzania Centre for International Relations (commonly known as the Diplomacy University). It is a centre that trains people in diplomacy and international relations. ATD Fourth World Tanzania is connected with this centre through a teacher who teaches there and who also participates in research on ATD’s Dimensions of Poverty Research Project.

Approximately 70 people were present at the event: families, young people, friends of the Movement, representatives of this university centre, as well as representatives of public and non-public organizations.

At the heart of the event was the various testimonies shared by the families (see here for an example), after which the representatives of two associations, TASAO (Tanzanian Student Achievement Organisation), and IWAPOA (Iloganzala Women against Poverty Association) with whom ATD has links, as well as the local government representative of the sector where the office of ATD is located responded positively by sharing their own stories about how they are fighting poverty with people experiencing it.

As part of the celebration, the Tanzanian Movement Youth Group performed a play it wrote that tells the story of the oppression experienced by poor families and how the life of extreme poverty is intimately linked to disrespect for human rights: "The poor person is so fragile that he cannot even defend his human dignity or keep what he has most dear, or what he likes most”.

Music was also featured through a group of musicians named "JITAMBUE GROUP", a song specially written by a woman activist of the Movement, Mrs. Fabiness, as well as a modern dance performed by the group of ATD Young Friends in Dar es Salaam.

Another member of IWAPOA, who is a lawyer, said that thanks to the performance of the play, she was able to make the link between poverty and the violation of human rights. The speakers and all those present  in this World Day event were touched by what was shared.

The representative of the university invited ATD to return to the university to talk about the Movement, as many people there do not know about its unique philosophy and approach to the struggle of overcoming extreme poverty. He remarked that he himself had learned a lot from all the testimonies.

The representatives of TASAO and IWAPOA expressed their desire to meet the people who work in the quarries to chat with them and to see to what extent together we could imagine projects that could be of support to them.

Descripción del evento

The celebration of the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty organized by ATD Fourth World will take place on October 20 at the Tanzania-Mozambique Centre for Foreign Relations, Dar es Salam.

Dar-es-Salaam
Tanzania

Bishkek - Miércoles 17 Octubre 2018 - End Poverty Quiz Night, Kyrgyz Republic

To mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17, the staff of the World Bank in Bishkek, the capital city of the Kyrgyz Republic (formerly the Republic of Kyrgyzstan) in Central Asia held an End Poverty Quiz Night.

We were informed of this event by Christian Josz who works with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and is a member of the Board of Directors of ATD Fourth World USA. 

Bishkek

New York - Miércoles 17 Octubre 2018 - Video: Commemoration at the United Nations Headquarters

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Video of the song "Be the Change", and Statement by UN Secretary General Mr António Guterres.

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Descripción del evento

At the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the ceremony will begin at 12:30 pm in the UN Visitors' Lobby.

Program:
Dance and music
Message from the UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres
Messages from people living in poverty
Statements by Ambassadors

At 2:45pm, the commemoration will continue with a moment of reflection and solidarity around the Commemorative Stone in Honor of Victims of Extreme Poverty, located on the North Lawn of the UN Gardens.

At 4:30 pm, please join us at the Fourth World House for a reception and to share your thoughts and impressions of the day.

https://www.facebook.com/events/306779356716018/

https://www.un.org/development/desa/dspd/2018/09/idep-2/

New York
Estados Unidos