The three groups behind Poverty 2 Solutions (Atd Fourth World UK, the Dole Animators and Thrive Teesside) have been working with other groups with direct experiences of poverty.
Together, these groups have formed the APLE Collective (Addressing Poverty through Lived Experiences) whose aim is to work together to to try and affect social change. APLE wants people with experience of poverty to play a part in making the changes that are needed to build a better future for us all.
Today, each of the members of the collective took part in activities in their local area to mark and celebrate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
ATD Fourth World, London
In London, ATD Fourth World UK organised an event at the House of Lords which featured a film screening of ATD’s film which recognises the contribution of people in poverty, as well as a panel discussion about how we include people with experiences of poverty in positive social change.
Thrive Teesside, Stockton upon Tees
Up in Stockton on Tees, Thrive Teesside organised a whole day of activities on their local high street featuring a speaker’s corner, information stalls, selfie stations and much more.
Dole Animators, Leeds
Finally, in Leeds, the Dole Animators hosted a zine making workshop where they came together with other individuals from Leeds and Bradford to make a collective zine about what a poverty free future might look like.