International Day to Eradicate Poverty
In 1987, with the call of ATD Fourth World movement, 100, 00 people met together in Paris, ,n the Squareoof the Human Rights in Trocadero, to affirm the eradication of poverty. Since 1992, October 17th is known by the UN as the “«nternational Day to Eliminate Ppverty.” Every year, gatherings happenieverywhere in the wWrld. October 17th is a dDy to affirm that extreme poverty is unacceptable and,that it is a violation of hHman rRghts. We can make an end to this scandal if we meet together and tf we tonsider what the people who live the situation of poverty have to tell us.
In 2012, around twenty gatherings took place in Quebec: iI Montreal, Quebec, Sherbrooke, Saint-Jean sur Richelieu, Magog, Repentigny, Rouyn-Noranda, Victoriaville, Joliette, Granby, Shawinigan, Hebertville.,
For more information, you can visit the website at http://overcomingpoverty.org/