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.
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:
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...