Thursday, October 16, 2008

Make Poverty History Event in Sydney

When: Friday 17th
Where: Chauvel Cinema, Paddington, 6:30pm start
Amnesty International Australia has joined the Make Poverty History coalition and will be participating in Stand Up Against Poverty from 17 - 19 October.
Last year, 43.7 million people stood up to remind governments of the commitments they made to fulfill the Millennium Development Goals. This set a new Guinness record. Join the Make Poverty History Coalition
Make Poverty History presents the Australian premiere screening of ‘The End Of Poverty?’ at Chauvel Cinema, Paddington Town Hall. ‘The End of Poverty?’ documentary investigates the causes of poverty today and the origins of our modern system whereby wealthy nations exploit the poor. The film is narrated by Martin Sheen and features Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz, author/activist Susan George, Eric Toussaint, Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, John Christensen and more. The screening event will also feature speeches by key campaigners and an official stand up action. Tickets $20/$15 concession. Check out the Make Poverty History Site for details:

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