Sunday, October 17, 2010

Eradicating Poverty

-- Quote of the Day --


"Wherever men and women are condemned to live in extreme poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure that these rights be respected is our solemn duty"

~ Joseph Wresinki (1917-1988, founder of ATD Fourth World 
 

-- Conscious Living Events --

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed annually on Oct 17 since 1993 - even though the day was officially set aside in 1992 by the UN and the first day was actually celebrated back in 1987 in France. This day was created to promote "people's awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide, particularly in developing countries.", according to timeanddate.com. We are asked to consider supporting various non-government organizations and community charities that help eradicate poverty, or offer relief in the form of food and shelter. We can also sign petitions that might be going around today - or write officials asking for more participation in ending poverty. Did you know that world leaders committed to cutting the number of people on this planet living in poverty in half by 2015? This year's theme emphasizes the need to work together and that every person's contribution counts.

We are also in the middle of Canada's National Science and Technology Week (Oct 15-24) - which according to science.gc.ca: "a celebration of the significance of Canada’s science and technology history, the importance of science and technology in today’s world, and Canada’s ongoing role as a world leader in innovation."



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-- Book Review --

Some of you may remember, that I had worked as a book reviewer for several publications up until about 2 years ago. Since most book review gigs are on a volunteer basis I had to make the call and reduce my schedule load, and while I rarely do book reviews now - I felt compelled to do so with Light Fading by Joel Curzon. You can find the book review here: http://www.curledup.com/lightfad.htm -
 


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