Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lunchtime Talk: Global Slums

Continuing on from the last Lunchtime Talk which was focused on closing the health and poverty gap suffered by Indigenous Australians, next Wednesday John MiKinnon, the NSW coordinator from TEAR Australia will be sharing his personal experience of visiting a Cambodian slum. It will be an insightful seminar about the reality of what goes on beneath the vast layers of waste, corrugated iron and pollution.

Slums are a serious outcome of human rights violations where people inhabit places of extreme poverty, battling through issues of domestic violence, corruption, denial of rights and little or no access to clean water, sanitation, health and welfare or adequate housing.

The focus of Global Slums is a signifcant part of the Demand Dignity Campaign, where Amnesty International is working to globally alleviate and eventually stop these human rights abuses that leave innocent people to suffer in extreme poverty.

There will also be a screening of a UN documentary about a Kiberan Slum in Kenya. This will astound but thoroughly inform us about the reality of a slum and the core reasons why we must eradicate global slums entirely.

When: Wednesday 28th April

Where NSW Action Centre , 79 Myrtle St Chippendale 2008

Time: 12pm-1pm

Refreshments will be provided.

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