The Prosperity Roundtable Honours Poverty Awareness Week

CHATHAM, ON – October 17th marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Learn more about poverty in Chatham-Kent by attending one of the many events the Prosperity Roundtable has planned that week.

On Monday October 17th the Prosperity Roundtable will kick off the week with a flag-raising at the Chatham-Kent Civic Centre at 11:00 am. Additionally, the organization will be presenting to Municipal Council that evening at 7:00 pm.

On Tuesday October 18th, join a community conversation on a Living Wage. The Social Inclusion Action Team of the Prosperity Roundtable will be releasing the local number and celebrating local businesses that support the movement.

Saturday October 22nd boasts a wide variety of community events. The Prosperity Roundtable is excited to partner and support the Chatham-Kent Public Library’s Human Library. Come to the library and check out a local “book” to learn more about individual experiences. That evening, celebrate at the Diverse City Party at The Kent 1874. This event which highlights our local cultural communities is a chance to mix and mingle, learn a few dance steps and enjoy diverse cuisine. Tickets can be purchased at

Lastly, on Monday October 24th, consider attending a workshop on Poverty Reduction as a Social Justice Imperative. Listen as Deirdre Pike, a notable social activist encourages us to take a “rights” based approach to poverty reduction.

To register or learn more about any of these events contact Kate do Forno, at or at 519-354-0430.