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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Upcoming Anti-Poverty Events

KEEP THE PROMISE RALLY
Saturday 4 October
Trafalgar Square
London
End Child Poverty Coalition

End Child Poverty, a coalition including Save the Children, Oxfam, UNICEF and major trade unions will stage the UK’s biggest-ever event to end child poverty, calling on the government to keep its promise to half child poverty in the UK by 2010.
The march starts at Millbank at 11.30 and will end in Trafalgar Square.
Sign up to say you'll be there at www.savethechildren.org.uk/endchildpoverty


WORLD DAY FOR DECENT WORK
Tuesday 7 October
London
TUC

To mark World Day for Decent Work in the UK, and in support of the Decent Work, Decent Life Campaign, the TUC is organising a day of activities at Congress House, focusing on rights at work and ending inequality in the workplace.
Over the course of the day there will be over 50 workshops, films, exhibitions and stalls from UK development charities, trade unions, organisations concerned with fair and ethical trade, and academic institutions focusing on the development and gender dimensions of livelihood and income generation issues.
For more information, please email Gary Willis on gwillis@tuc.org.uk or visit
http://www.tuc.org.uk/wddw


END POVERTY NOW CAMPAIGNERS FORUM
Saturday 11 October
BOND, Global Call to Action Against Poverty, Jubilee Debt Campaign, Stamp Out Poverty, Stop Aids Campaign, Stop Climate Chaos, Trade Justice Movement and UK Aid Network.
Central London

Does the credit crunch mean we can't make poverty history? Is the food crisis undermining the benefits of debt cancellation? The End Poverty Now forum will bring together global poverty campaigners to hear the latest on economic justice campaigning, debate how current events have changed the context for our campaigning, and discuss the future of activism in the UK.
For more information please email events@jubileedebtcampaign.org or visit http://www.jubileedebtcampaign.org.uk/forum


BLOGGERS AGAINST POVERTY
Wednesday 15 October

Thousands of bloggers across the world will blog about poverty on this day. Find out more and register your blog at http://blogactionday.org .
Confirmed UK bloggers include Nick Dearden (Jubilee Debt campaign) and Brendan Barber (TUC).

STAND UP AND TAKE ACTION AGAINST POVERTY AND INEQUALITY
17 October – 19 October

'Stand Up and Take Action' is a mass action in which millions worldwide take a stand against poverty. Last year, 43.7 million people in 127 countries took a stand. This year, don't just stand, take action as well. Make sure politicians and decision makers hear our call that they act on our demands.
Local events are planned in most UK cities. Many faith-based gatherings will have sermon themes of world poverty. Many NGOs will organise public meetings or panel discussions.

On 17 October, the UK premiere of the brand new film 'The End of Poverty' will take place at the Human Rights Action Centre in Shoreditch at 6:30pm. This will be followed by a party organised by pants to poverty.
Stand Up and Take Action Against Poverty and Inequality will take place over 3 days, Friday October 17 to Sunday October 19. The “counting” period will be at any time over those 3 days. Register your event and upload numbers directly to the Stand Up and Take Action website at http://www.standagainstpoverty.org .
To find an event close to you or to organise one yourself, please visit http://www.standagainstpoverty.org

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