New Inc Fourth World Movement
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7600 Willow Hill Dr Landover MD 20785 USA
In all societies there is a Fourth World - persons, families or groups - whose poverty and exclusion denies them recognition of their value as human beings. This shows that not everyone receives the same means to demonstrate this value and to assert their human rights as a basis for their development.
1. Activities with Families and Children - Street Libraries in low-income areas of New Orleans and New York - Computer classes in a community center in Appalachia - Parent support-groups in New York and New Orleans - A national children's newsletter and network - Mutual-support network for anti-poverty activists in Appalachia 2. Training and Public Information - Internship program to recruit and train for the Fourth World Volunteer Corps - Training and support for Fourth World Volunteer Corps members - National newsletter on poverty issues - National network of Fourth World Movement supporters - Public events - Assorted meetings and publications about poverty issues
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ATD Fourth World Street Libraries create spaces of peace in under-resourced neighborhoods where kids can dream and make friends through activities with books, arts and crafts, and computers. Street Libraries happen on the sidewalk or in a park right in the middle of the neighborhood so everyone can see and we knock on all the doors to make sure that all parents and kids can be part of the project. In New Orleans the Street Library happens in a neighborhood and on a corner where there’s normally a lot of drug activity. The men dealing drugs move away during the Street Library to make sure the kids are safe, but not before they pick up any trash and help clean up the space for the kids to enjoy. It helps us remember that the dealers are also brothers, sons, and fathers. Not only do Street Libraries help make dangerous streets a little bit safer, but they also help all community members show their hope and their care for the neighborhood’s children. For the fourth year, ATD Fourth World is inviting our friends to “adopt” the New Orleans Street Library by making a donation and then they receive news about the kids, the families, and the neighborhood involved in the Street Library throughout the next year. $30 donated translates to over 20 books read with children and every donation from New Orleans and around the country helps build peace in a neighborhood that has too little of it.
Fourth World Movement's commitment to supporting those living in persistent poverty in the U.S. and abroad is truly inspiring. These days the break down in communication between groups has contributed to a highly unequal and segregated society. Fourth World Movement tries to address structural barrers so that meaningful dialogue between people can occur. This is truly the first step in overcoming poverty together. I have much admiration for this group and its dedicated members.
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