UN International End Poverty Day - 17 Oct
Join the friends and supporters of the Irish 17 October Committee for an online commemoration of the UN International End Poverty Day!
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. 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.