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Our Day to End Poverty: 24 Ways You Can Make a Difference (Bk Currents)

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Imagine ending poverty at home and around the globe in our own lifetimes. Imagine your actions combining with others; actions to make poverty history. With originality and imagination, this book invites us to look at our very ordinary days, from waking up in the morning to going to bed in the evening, and to begin to think about poverty in new and creative ways. "Our Day to End Poverty" is organized into 24 "hour/chapter" segments. Each chapter/hour of the day proposes a variety of fun and practical actions one can take to help overcome domestic and global poverty. The chapters are short and pithy, full of specific facts and a menu of alternative action steps. Each chapter connects with your day, from breakfast to bedtime, relatinng these steps to ending poverty to our daily routines. Some times a problem gets to be so big, we feel there is nothing we can do about it. "Our Day to End Poverty" reminds us that if we all do just a little, a lot can get done.

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In 24 chapters that parallel 24 hours, Daley-Harris and Keenan outline ways that people can help end poverty. Each describes a practical action for combating poverty and includes a variety of specific ways to learn, contribute, serve, and live, in a checklist of sorts. The three parts that make up the book reflect UN Millennium development Goals and address actions relating to education, ending hunger and malnutrition, technology, access to microcredit, universal health care, housing, literacy, transportation, access to clean water, community, and sustainable environmental practices. Keenan is a strategic initiatives manager, and Daley-Harris is a freelance writer, editor, and consultant who has worked with the Children's Defense Fund, among other organizations. They were inspired to write the book by 50 Simple Things you Can Do to Save the Earth. Their book lacks a bibliography, but resources are mentioned along with the actions. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Imagine ending poverty at home and around the globe in our own lifetimes. With creativity and imagination this book invites us to look at our very ordinary days, from waking up in the morning to going to bed in the evening, and to begin to think about combating poverty in new, inventive ways.

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johnlchamberlain, June 4, 2007 (view all comments by johnlchamberlain)
I been concerned about poverty and related issues such as preventable deaths, unnecessary suffering, and inadequate education (just to name a few) for quite some time. Our Day to End Poverty provides a wonderful opportunity to move beyond concern into action.

Written in a style that brings forward the immediacy of poverty-related issues, Our Day to End Poverty is a diverse and interesting guidebook, providing hundreds of possibilities for actions anyone can take.

It would be easy to overwhelm readers with the enormity of the task. Instead the authors treat poverty, with the turn of every page, as a problem we can clearly beat through individual and collective action.

Working through the actions in this book opened doors to other possibilities, and has helped me uncover new places I can help and encourage others to join me. All of this, and I am truly only beginning to explore the depth of what this book has to offer.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781576754467
Author:
Daley Harris, Shanno
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
With:
Speerstra, Karen
Author:
Keenan, Jeffrey
Author:
Daley-Harris, Shannon
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Volunteer Work
Subject:
Political Advocacy
Subject:
SOC045000
Subject:
Social action
Subject:
Sociology-Poverty
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Bk Currents
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8.50x5.58x.66 in. .69 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Imagine ending poverty at home and around the globe in our own lifetimes. With creativity and imagination this book invites us to look at our very ordinary days, from waking up in the morning to going to bed in the evening, and to begin to think about combating poverty in new, inventive ways.
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