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The festival showcases positive examples of people changing the status quo by choosing to live and act to create a better world for all:

  • a world where food sovereignty and control of finite water resources are managed to benefit people in all countries
  • a world that develops fair trade rules, economic systems and ethical banking that serves people‘s needs
  • a world where a diverse ecology is respected and enhanced by the way we use the earth’s finite resources
  • a world that respects all people’s human rights regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity and HIV/AIDS status.

 

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.

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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:

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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!
 
 
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Monday - Friday: 09:30 - 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday: Closed
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: 16:30 - 22:30

22 October 2014 19:30

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RISC 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS, UK

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- A short film shows the aftermath of the Green Revolution in NW India & argues for a system where the majority, not corporate interests, controls our resources.
- Fol...


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25 October 2014 10:30 - 16:00

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RISC 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS, UK

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workshop for community & youth workers, teachers
■ recognizing Islamophobia and dealing with it in the classroom, workplace,
youth club…
■ how to embed anti-I...


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25 October 2014 19:30

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This is the last book by the South African Nobel laureate. In No Time Like the Present, Gordimer brings the reader into the lives of Steven Reed and Jabulile Gumede, a 'mixed' couple, both of whom hav...


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30 October 2014 11:00 - 12:00

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World Shop 35-39 London Street, Reading, Reading RG1 4PS, UK

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This half term bring the children along to the World Shop to hear captivating childen’s stories from around the world told by special guest story teller Nisha Anil from CBee...


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30 October 2014 19:00

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Global Cafe 35 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS, UK

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Tutu’s Ethiopian Table: BUFFET NIGHT at the Global:
■ authentic Ethiopian cooking including special dishes
■ short talk by Tutu Maleku on the unique ingredients u...


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Registered Charity No: 293799 | RISC is a company limited by guarantee. (No 1987368)