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Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) is a Development Education Centre close to the heart of Reading's town centre. We work with schools and community groups to raise the profile of global issues and promote action for sustainable development, human rights and social justice.

Our inspiration is summed up by Elvia Alvarado, a Honduran woman working with local communities to secure their rights to land, food, education and health care:

We are not asking for food or clothing or money
We want you with us in the struggle
We want you to educate your people
We want you to organise your people
We want you to join our struggle
Don't be afraid, gringos
Keep your spirits high 
And remember
We're right there with you!

Monday: 09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday: 09:30 - 18:00
Wednesday: 09:30 - 18:00
Thursday: 09:30 - 18:00
Friday: 09:30 - 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday: 11:00 - 23:00
Thursday: 11:30 - 23:00
Friday: 12:00 - 01:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 01:00
Sunday: 14:00 - 22:30

12 September 2015 12:00 - 16:00

Come and visit our award-winning sustainable urban garden as part of the Reading Heritage Trail. Discover 185 species of plants from all over the world, in this low maintenance, multi-use, edible f...




13 September 2015 12:00 - 16:00

Come and visit our award-winning sustainable urban garden as part of the Reading Heritage Trail. Discover 185 species of plants from all over the world, in this low maintenance, multi-use, edib...




16 September 2015 15:00 - 17:00

Would you like to know more about RISC? Why not come along to one of RISC's Volunteer Induction sessions? Even if you're not sure you want to volunteer, you can still come along and find out a bit ...




24 September 2015 19:30

Join us to discuss September's book This is a tale of two Palestinian brothers, one full of anger and hate, the other trying to build a bridge through scientific endeavour. The book vividly bri...




28 September 2015 19:30

A joint film screening by BAFTS and RISC Open Bethlehem by director Leila Sansour (90 mins) Followed by a talk by “Fair To Trade” (suppliers working with Bethlehem producers) ...