The One World Centre is coordinating the IoM launch of the ground breaking presentation ‘1.4 billion reasons’ from The Global Poverty Project (GPP) during Fairtrade Fortnight 2011, in association with the Manx Cooperative.
The presentation will be held on Tuesday 1st March at the Manx Museum lecture theatre and will focus on the simple yet vital actions that people can take to end the extreme poverty that affects 1.4 billion people worldwide. Rather than asking for donations, the GPP seeks to inspire responsibility and positive action within the individual. The presentation explains how our everyday actions – what we learn, say, buy, give and do – can be connected to the ending of extreme poverty.
This video is well worth people checking out to, it gives a brilliant introduction to what to expect. http://www.youtube.com/globalpovertyproject
The Isle of Man launch will be presented by GPP cofounder Simon Moss, a leading campaigning and community education expert. He has contributed his expertise on development issues at some of the world’s leading conferences including the G20, the World Economic Forum and the Clinton Global Initiative. Simon will also be speaking to sixth formers in all of the secondary schools and KWC and the College while he is on the Island.
The event is free but tickets will be available from the Manx Museum and the OWC. It has been arranged to purposely coincide with Fairtrade Fortnight, marking the Isle of Man’s third year as a Fairtrade Island. The presentation is coordinated by the One World Centre and sponsored by the Manx Cooperative – Gillian Hannah from the Cooperative will also be in attendance to talk about Fairtrade.
The event will take place at the Manx Museum, Tuesday 1st March 2011 at 7:30pm.
Entry is free but tickets will be available from the Manx Museum and the OWC.
Please forward this information on to anyone you think would be interested, there is a poster attached if you have somewhere good to display it!
For Further details http://www.globalpovertyproject.com/