Oct 17 Events

Year 2017 is an milestone year for ATD Fourth World. We are celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of our founder Father Joseph Wresinski and the 25th anniversary of the observance of October 17 as International Day for the Eradication of Extreme Poverty.

Moreover, 30 years ago ATD Fourth World Philippines was set up in Manila. On this occasion we prepared series of events and activities and encourage you to take part in anniversary celebrations with us!

Thank you to our partners: National Anti-Poverty Commission, National Parks Development Committee,
Museo Pambata, National Commission for Culture and Arts, Arts in Public Spaces, SM Mall Management, United Nations, Teatro Balagtas, Virlanie Foundation, Sun ForAll Children in Philippines, St. Luke’s Reach Out Foundation, Inc. Kapatiran-Kaunlarn Foundation Inc., and Globe Telecom.

1.   ATD Youth ART exhibit in SM Malls

Artworks were made by youth from Manila communities with artists Fidel Sarmiento and Jen Utleg Consumido. The workshop was  organized by National Commission for Culture and Arts (CCA) , National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), ATD, and Museo Pambata  last  September  17, 2017.

 SM San Lazaro, October 9 – 12

SM Manila, October 13 – 16;  October 13, 1PM opening ceremony.

Rizal Park: October 17

SM North EDSA, October 19 -21

2.  Live Sketches  Stop Poverty (#StopPoverty)  by Nina Lim Yuson and Robert Alejandro.

September 30, 3 PM live sketch by Nina Lim Yuson 

October 13, 3 PM, SM Manila live sketch by Robert Alejandro
live stream through facebook.com/ATD.Philippines/

3.  Screening of film “Joseph the Rebel” (2011, drama/history film about the life and works of Joseph Wresinski; French with English subtitles)

October 5, 2017, 7 PM Alliance Francaise de Manille, Makati

FREE admission with pre-registration.

4.  Launch of Playing for change clip “I can change the world with my own two hands” in partnership with ATD and Minstrels of Hope.

On-line on ATD resources: October 9.

5.  Health and Wellness Caravan

Open to the public, this  event is  filled  with  workshops, different services, and health activities like zumba and an awareness walk organized together with NAPC and other partners.

Quezon City Circle on October 14, 5:30AM – 12 noon.

6.  October 17 – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The celebration of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty organized together with NAPC gathers hundreds of participants who show their solidarity with people experiencing poverty. You can watch live streaming of the event in poverty-stop.org and our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ATD.Philippines/ or support our thunderclap campaign https://goo.gl/Gjd2XW.

So wherever you are in the World you can join by watching, commenting and sharing on Facebook.  If you are in Metro Manila, join us in Rizal Park! Thank you to Globe Telecom for providing the wifi and internet to air online.

Rizal Park (near the Japanese Garden)  on October 17, 7:30AM – 12 noon.

7.  ATD joins BayaniRun

This is advocacy, fundraising and sport event organized by our partner iVolunteer. ATD community members, friends and our partners run or walk together to show our solidarity to Stop Poverty!

Pledge your donations to our team of runners (ATD volunteers, friends, and community members) to fund our programs.

Globe Makati Circuit, Oct 22, 4AM-10AM

8.  New Commemorative Stone in Antique.

The National Week for Overcoming Poverty closes with an inauguration of a commemorative stone event in Antique on October 23, 2017. This is in recognition to Antique’s local government in achieving a 25% success in overcoming extreme poverty.

October 23, 2017, Antique