ATD (All Together in Dignity) Fourth World is a movement of solidarity among and in collaboration with the most excluded families around the world. Founded in 1957 by Joseph Wresinski, ATD Fourth World brings together women and men from all cultures and social classes and is active in 34 countries. Bridging the Gap is a charity working with people with diverse backgrounds, tackling sectarianism and building community. Finally, The Poverty Truth Community brings together some of Scotland’s key decision makers with those living at the sharp end of poverty.
ATD, Bridging the Gap and The Poverty Truth Community will be organising a lunch-time event to mark the United Nations International day for the Eradication of Poverty, an annual gathering where we share, gather, celebrate the struggles and courage of people in Glasgow and around the world living with poverty and to stand together to make it clear that poverty can be overcome. The gathering will take place around a new commemorative stone in George Square which will be unveiled marking 20 years of such a replica being in Glasgow of the original in Paris where the declaration of Human Rights was signed with the words engraved:
“Wherever men and women are condemned to live in poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure that these rights be respected is our solemn duty.” Joseph Wresinski (1917-1988), Founder of ATD Fourth World.
The event will follow up at City Chambers. To find out more, plese email Corrinna Bain firstname.lastname@example.org