Tuesday, April 12, 2011

An Australia-based Effort to Eradicate Extreme Global Poverty

Check out The Global Poverty Project, an Australia-based effort to move people in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the U.S. and Canada to advocate for an end to extreme poverty in our planet.  The concept is similar to The ONE Campaign, with its focus primarily on education and advocacy. 
Our vision is a world without extreme poverty within a generation.
The Global Poverty Project exists to increase the number and effectiveness of people taking action to end extreme poverty.

We have developed 1.4 Billion Reasons, a simple yet ground-breaking presentation, that is travelling the world, inspiring and empowering audiences in its path. Based on leading research, the 90 minute presentation clearly articulates the facts of extreme poverty and demonstrates that by making simple changes everyone can be a part of the solution.
The organizers have even developed a version of 1.4 Billion Reasons that is tailored specifically for a US audience.  The presentation is currently on  a tour of the US, beginning in Austin, Texas., on March 16 and ending in Los Angeles on May 20.  Other cities on the itinerary include Boston, Washington, New York, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago and Seattle.  And they're not all big cities.  Richmond, Va., and Oklahoma City were also on the list.   Click here to contact the organizers.

Check out this video presentation.  

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