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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: 12:30 - 22:30

30 July 2015 19:30

Join us for discussion of July's book We meet families burdened equally by the past and the future: a childless couple with very different desires; a college professor comforting a troubled stu...




08 August 2015 12:00 - 16:00

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




27 August 2015 19:30

Join us to discuss August's book. There are ninety-nine names for God in the Koran, is it possible that there is a secret one-hundredth name? In this tale of magic and mystery, of love and dang...




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...