Thursday, February 09, 2006

Voice your views on Poverty.

Literacy and poverty have a definite connection. Check out the MCL's Literacy and Poverty Fact Sheet, if you need a little refresher.

If you're inspired to speak up on the issue, I'd invite you to take part in the TakingITGlobal online campaign happening RIGHT NOW! From an e-mail I received today:

"In affiliation with the Canadian International Development Agency's (CIDA)
International Development Week this February TakingITGlobal is hosting a
week-long online campaign, Voice Your Views on Poverty. We would be
honoured if you would join us in this exciting opportunity to encourage
youth from Canada and around the world to discuss issues that really matter:
extreme poverty, the Millennium Development Goals and how youth can make a
difference.

The Online Discussion started on January 30, 2006 and will be active until
February 11, 2006. Read the current discussions or post your own at
http://mdg.takingitglobal.org/discuss

...This Saturday, February 11, 2006 at 1:00pm EST we hope that you will join us
and take part in the second Voice Your Views on Poverty Live Chat.

To learn more about the chat go to http://mdg.takingitglobal.org/chat "

To register go to http://www.takingitglobal.org/members/signup.html

Contact: Sarah Richardson, Project Coordinator: sarah@takingitglobal.org // 416 977-9363




-Lyndsay.

1 Comments:

At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Louise Hayes said...

Hey Lyndsay,

Yup - definite links. We also have a previous post on the issue from October here: http://studentsforliteracyottawa.blogspot.com/2005/10/thoughts-on-links-between-poverty-and.html.

Thanks for the info!

Louise

 

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