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Jan 13 2015

  • Thomas, Analyst from The Roles We Play Project

    Thomas, Analyst from The Roles We Play Project

  • Kathy, Human Rights Activist from the Roles We Play Project

    Kathy, Human Rights Activist from the Roles We Play Project

  • The Roles We Play Exibition

    The Roles We Play Exibition



The Roles We Play cover photo ATD Fourth World


The Roles We Play: Recognising the Contribution of People in Poverty; a full-colour publication, exhibition and multi-media project from ATD Fourth World and artist and photographer Eva Sajovic. The Roles We Play: Recongising the Contribution of People in Poverty is a collection of photographic portraits and self-written biographies exploring the roles played by those living in poverty within their families, communities and society at large. 


Each one of us has encountered a situation where negative attitudes towards others have been held because of their gender, race, religion, sexuality, appearance or socioeconomic status. We only have to take a look at today's media and political climate, and then take a look at our communities to see the damaging effect of stereotyping and prejudice. In today's society there must be a deeper reflection on how we form our perceptions of others. 


The trajedy that took place at the Charlie Hebo Magazine, Paris proves that "More than ever we must reject intolerance. In the face of hatred and violence, there is no other way than solidarity and the recognition and respect of others, no other answer than learning to know and understand one another so as to live together peacefully." ATD Fourth World - International Leadership Team 


This event promises to be a showcase of community cohesion that challenges those attitudes. A literary-fest with live music performances that aims to build new perceptions of others around us and encourage positive interaction between communities, families and individuals. Think Book Slam for those who believe in social action for the people by the people.


Performances on the day from

Slam Poetry artist Deanna Rodger's
The Jeanette Murphy band 
Jimmy Beckley representing community organisation Paxton Green Time Bank


Plus many more...


VENUE The White Lion in Streatham




Let's say no to the systematic acceptance of stereotyping and prejudice. Head over to our Facebook page for more information.

If you would like to raise awareness of the challenges faced by those who have experienced stereotyping and prejudice, there are still a few spots remaining for community groups/ organisations. Please contact us via email at or alternatively send us a message on Facebook or Twitter to register your interest in performing at this event. 

This event will be recorded live; a copy of the sound recording will be given to those who have performed, as a thank you for their participation. It will also be available to listen to via our website at a later date.

Join us! 

Before we can see change, we must be change!

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Event Type

The Arts and Music Concerts

Event Address

The White Lion, 232 Streatham High Rd, London, SW16 1BB

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