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Nothing About Us, Without Us! An Anti-Poverty Week Event
October 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
An Anti-Poverty Week event run by and for the poor.
This is the fourth of Anti-Poverty Network SA’s annual Anti-Poverty Week conferences, one of the only Anti-Poverty Week events run by and for people on low incomes.
The experts on poverty are the people in poverty!! Join us to hear from speakers with first-hand experience in poverty, and others fighting alongside us. The day will include:
– A panel of members speaking about their experience of poverty and unemployment
– A Skype-in from Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO of Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)
– A panel of spokespeople from different faith groups speaking about their positions on poverty and unemployment, and opportunities for collaboration and community outreach (speakers include Vicar-General Phillip Marshall (Catholic Church), Reverend Sue Ellis (Uniting Church), Rabbi Shoshana Kaminsky (Jewish community), and Lyndy Abram (Buddhist community)
– Break-out sessions on building community alliances and connections, plus key campaigns like raising Newstart and Youth Allowance, job agencies, housing and homelessness, public transport, and disability and poverty
– Short workshops on meditation, if you need a break
– Closing discussions on where to from here.
The cost is $25 for the day for a full-time worker, $10 for a concession holder/part-time worker, and pay-what-you-can-afford for low-income earners. Lunch is included.
This event will be held at Clayton Wesley Uniting Church, home of the amazing Hope’s Cafe.
So why is it a one-day event this year? Because of some exciting news!
Anti-Poverty Network QLD is hosting a national anti-poverty conference this year following Anti-Poverty Week, on the 27th and 28th of October! For more information about the national conference, go to https://apnqld.org/
This event is hosted by Anti-Poverty Network SA, a grassroots alliance of job-seekers, sole parents, students, carers, Age and Disability Pensioners, and others fighting for justice and respect for those living in poverty and out of work.