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Our Day to End Poverty

24 Ways You Can Make a Difference

Shannon Daley-Harris


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Our Day to End Poverty invites us to look at the twenty-four hours in our very ordinary days and to begin to think about poverty in new and creative ways. The authors offer scores of simple actions anyone can take to help eradicate poverty.
Each chapter takes a task we undertake during a typical day and relates it to what we can do to ease the world's suffering. We begin by eating breakfast, so the first chapter focuses on alleviating world hunger. We take the kids to school--what can we do to help make education affordable to all? In the afternoon we check our email--how can we ensure the access to technology that is such an important route out of poverty? The chapters are short and pithy, full of specific facts, resources for learning more, and menus of simple, often fun, and always practical action steps.
Anne Frank wrote, "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." Let's get started. It is our day to end poverty.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 9781576754467, 248pp.

Publication Date: June 10, 2007

About the Author

Shannon Daley-Harris came on board to write the book, drawing on her decades of U.S. and international work with and on behalf of children.
Jeff Keenan, after witnessing the juxtaposition of prosperity and poverty while working in Asia, sought to discern the contribution he could make to help end poverty. He engaged in conversation with Joy Anderson, president and founder of Criterion Ventures, about the roles individuals play in social change. They realized that there was a need for the global poverty equivalent of the environmental book 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth by the EarthWorks Group. Joy set about assembling a team.
Karen Speerstra, a longtime publisher, joined the team to edit the book.