ATD in 2o17: an overview of 2×17 ATD events

Take time to re-discover the year 2017
of ATD Ireland in 2×17=34 events!

Event 1 – A new team to start the year!

Event 2 – In January ATD joins the Appolo House Movement
to “End Homelessness”

Event 3 – Long starts the sculpture of Joseph Wresinski’s bust
(Centenary of birth)

Event 4 – 12 Feb: centenary of Wresinski’s birth –
the Stop Poverty Campaign starts (see international video here below)

Event 5 – European Meeting of the “Our Voices” Project (in France)

Event 6 – St Patrick’s Day – launch of the 2017 fundraising challenge

Event 7 – With the ESC Rights Initiative: Human Rights Conference
in Mansion House

Event 8 – Launch of “When Voices Unite”
with the Opera du Rhin Youth Choir

Event 9 – In the spring of 2017, ATD run a pilote of “Leave No One Behind” workshops with groups of young people
– Here in the Cavan Youth Centre

Event 10 – An Irish “Our Voices” delegation meet experts of Eurofound
in Dublin

Event 11 – The 30th Famine Walk participants say “Stop Poverty”.
ATD joins the Walk

Event 12 – At the 2017 AGM, the ATD board of Directors welcomes
25 new members in the registered Company

Event 13 – A “Wresinski Legacy” workshop with members
of the Polish Community in Dublin

Event 14 – On behalf of the Irish End Poverty Day Committee,
ATD presents a “17 October” Exhibition
at the 2017 Social Inclusion Forum

Event 15 – Mairead McGuinness, Vice President of the European Parliament, launches the “Our Voices” report in Strasbourg

Event 16 – The bust of Joseph Wresinski by ATD volunteer Long
is unveiled at the Alliance Française in Dublin

Event 17 – ATD supports the All Island Global Goals Cycle tour
with the Global Citizenship Schools

Event 18 – Final “Our Voices” event at the Irish Equality and Human Rights Commission in Dublin with the Community Platform
(an overview of the project here:

Event 19 – Masterclass with Professor Victor Friedman from Israel,
one of the leader of the “Learning from success” approach

Event 20 – Strategic planning meeting with members of ATD international

Event 21 – Rememberance meeting to pay homage to activist Brendan Core
(with attendance of his children and siblings)

Event 22 – Giant banners near the Famine Statues
to mark 2017 #ActionAgainstPoverty Mandela Day

Event 23 – “Stop Poverty” workshop during the Festival of Nations
in Mountjoy Square

    Event 24 – Irish Delegation of young adults flying to the European meeting “European Youth Rise Up Against Poverty”
(Netherland, August 2017)

Event 25 – ATD volunteers with Dublin GAA player Johnny Cooper
at the “Stronger Together” event in Mountjoy Square 

Event 26 – “Will Ireland Light the Way Again?” march with Coalition 2030 , marking the 2nd Anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda

Event 27 – New ATD Youth Group “Unity in the Community” wins a €5,000 grant from the Coca Cola Thank You Fund
for the 2018 “Ireland, I Have a Dream” project

Surprise of 2017 – “Playing For Change” supports the ATD Stop Poverty Campaign with the Song Around The World “With my own two hands”!

Event 28 – Launch of the Global Goals Boats during the End Poverty Day
Gathering at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone

Event 29 – “When Voices Unite” gathering to mark UN End Poverty Day
(more pictures and videos from End Poverty Day at

Event 30 – Sing along evening with Cathal Holland
(“When Voices Unite” project)

Event 31 – Launch of “If Only You Knew – Stories of Change”
at the DCU Library

Event 32 – To mark Human Rights Day and Universal Health Coverage Day, ATD and the Community Platform
launch the “Health Inequalities” infographic

Event 33 – Street Collection during ATD’s Christmas
fundraising challenge

Event 34 – Santa takes over and runs the Stop poverty Campaign on Christmas Day

And in 2018…

Follow the End Poverty Year with the 2018 End Poverty Calendar
prepared by ATD for the Irish End Poverty Day Committee!

Join the ATD 2018 Campaign “Let’s Walk As One to Stop Poverty”!