Five Card Story: The Journey to STOP Poverty

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a Five Card Flickr story by Carolyn created Jun 26 2020, 06:42:08 pm. Create a new one!

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This story begins with a GPS system showing that our journey towards eradicating poverty is not a straightforward easy path. Next we encounter a bowl of sprinkles for a snack. As we can see, they are very vibrant, colorful, and vary in all different shapes and sizes - just like people who may be experiencing and living in poverty. Next, we are listening to a podcast from a teacher while on this journey. This reminds us about education that many students gain in their childhood and reminds us that "from their childhood, they have been made to feel outsiders, not only in school but also in the society." As we are continuing our journey, we see a llama or possibly an alpaca with a man walking on the side of the rode. This is extremely unusual because we are in the middle of NYC, but it is a friendly reminder of the family that Joseph Wresinski describes from his village in the European Community. We may live in different parts and areas of the world of someone else who is very different from us, but we all deserve the same human rights and dignity as human beings. Lastly, on our drive, we encounter a STOP sign that brings us to a crossroad. We can turn back around or move in the next direction, but this STOP sign urges us to think. As Joseph Wresinski concludes in his speech to the UN Commission on Human Rights, "Every effort to eradicate poverty represents another essential step towards guaranteeing fundamental rights to all people." Poverty must STOP now - but this will only be achieved with real action.

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