Anti-Poverty Week will run over two weeks this year, from 15-27 October (due to the Referendum on a First Nations Voice to Parliament being held on Saturday 14 October).
Libraries may wish to organise an event to support Anti-Poverty Week. This event can be a platform to:
- Raise Awareness: By engaging with our community, we can shed light on the realities of poverty, fostering empathy and understanding.
- Foster Collaboration: Through partnerships with local organisations and individuals, we can pool resources and expertise to create a more significant impact.
- Empower Change: Our event can inspire action – whether through donations, volunteerism, or advocacy – that can contribute to poverty reduction efforts.
- Educate and Inform: We can host talks, workshops, and discussions to inform attendees about the various aspects of poverty, its causes, and potential solutions.
- Promote Unity: Together, we can showcase that even small actions can lead to meaningful change when we work collectively towards a common goal.
Such activities also help libraries to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals in our communities.
You can download updated factsheets on:
- Poverty in Australia
- Child and Family Poverty
- An explainer on Why Poverty Diminishes Children’s Lives
Or, for more information, see the latest Anti-Poverty Week eNews
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