Watch out for a number of events in the spring month of April.
The well known peace activist Bruce Kent of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) is coming to RISC on April 5th. A new World Cinema club is launched with free viewing on 17 April showing Walter Salles film:Central Station (Rio de Janeiro). Richard Murphy of Tax Justice Network & author of 'Undertaxed & over here' has been invited to promote his book on 24th April ( yet to be confirmed).
RISC organises a variety of events and exhibitions on global issues to increase public understanding of the economic, political social and environmental forces, which shape all our lives.
RISC creates a platform of speakers from the Majority World (Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America). We organise workshops, feasts, films and meetings that inform people about how we can take action to create a more just, equal and sustainable word.
Arising out of project work Reading became a Fairtrade Town on 2nd February 2004 and RISC is part of the Reading Fairtrade Steering Group, which organises the Reading Fairtrade Fortnight every year.
RISC is also part of Reading International Development Forum that organises the Reading International Festival in October every year. In 2013 Reading International Festival is planned for
The 2012 theme was "How about Human Rights' The Festival overlaps with the second part of Black History Month & One World Week.
In 2013 Reading International Festival is celebrated from
Wednesday 16th October to Thursday 31st October.
The Global Café organises World Music, International films and hosts exhibitions.
While all members of the RISC staff are involved in organising and running events three people are responsible for the majority of RISC events:
Bente T Madeira Events Co-Ordinator
Organises public events at RISC on development education issues. She coordinates Reading Fair Trade Fortnight events programme every year . She also co-ordinates Reading International Festival held in October every year.
Will Gooding Global Cafe Co-Ordinator
As part of cafe management duties, is responsible for events taking place in the Global Cafe, such as live music performances in the evenings.