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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

19 November 2014 19:30

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

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A season to celebrate films from the world of Islam
An engaging comedy about the attempts of a football-mad teenage girl to watch the crucial world cup qualifying match...

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03 December 2014 09:30 - 16:30

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

Following on from the success of the Global Teachers’ award Level 1, we are now able to launch Level 2 on the 3rd and 9th of December from 9.30am - 4.30pmThis 2 day course will suppo...

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