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Friday, 05 October 2007 09:02

October Is Make Poverty History Month

PEJ News - Linda -Monday, October 8th (5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m .) A Make Poverty History Hunger Banquet at St. John the Divine Church Hall (W/C). Bring family and friends and have fun while learning about poverty issues locally and globally. Featuring Maxwell Dancers, an abundance of Island grown food, information from local groups working to alleviate poverty. Admission is by Donation. Presented by VIDEA & the Breakthrough for Africa Project, Partners for Prosperity, Maxwell International Baha'i School, KAIROS, Faith-In Action, OUR Ecovillage and BC Council for International Cooperation.


Tuesday, October 9th (6 p.m.)

Open Cinema Film and Discussion: "Small Fortunes: Microcredit and the Future of Poverty" Herman's Jazz Club. K. Jamieson from Oikocredit will be there.

Thursday October 11th (10:00 a.m.)

MLA Rob Fleming will present the Sustaining Community Partnership Committee - Proclamation of Homelessness Action Week 2007 to Rev. Al at Our Place (To read the actual proclamation, go to: http://www.qp.gov.bc.ca/statreg/oic/2007/procs/homelessness.htm )

October 15th to October 21st

B.C. Proclamation - Homelessness Action Week (Visit: http://www.stophomelessness.ca - Official website of Homelessness Action Week organized by the Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness)

Tuesday, October 16th (2 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Social Service Fair. Downtown Community Activity Centre, 755 Pandora

Tuesday, October 16th

Council of Canadians will have an event to focus on ending hunger.

Wednesday, October 17th

International Day for Eradication of Poverty. A press conference is being organized by downtown churches and other faith communities. Highlight issues of poverty and how faith communities in Victoria are dealing with this. Harold Munn (St. John's the Divine - Anglican) and Alan Saunders (First Metropolitan United) are on-board but need more voices.
Last Updated on Friday, 05 October 2007 09:02

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