Poems to Challenge Poverty

For the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty in 2020, on 15 October, ATD Fourth World partnered with On Road Media, the APLE Collective, and London Challenge Poverty Week  to host “Poems to Challenge Poverty”.  Attended by about 70 people, this event featured 18 people living in poverty who had each written their own poems. Two other activists read poems written by the late Moraene Roberts.

We are now preparing short video clips to be able to share publicly six of the individual performances. In 2021 we plan to publish a booklet of all these poems. In addition, some of the poems will be included in a book called Socially Distanced Activism being written by the APLE Collective.