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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.


October 18, 2018
10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Anti Poverty Network North West Branch


Clayton Wesley Uniting Church
Clayton Wesley Uniting Church, 243 The Parade (Cnr Portrush Road and the Parade) 5067 Beulah Park
Adelaide, South Australia 5067 Australia
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