Joining Our Voices

This article is imported from our 2017 Stop Poverty Campaign web site.

ATD Fourth World is inviting any choir or singing group interested in celebrating the dignity of people living in poverty to organize one or several concerts between February and October, 2017. The goal is to raise awareness among the general public and, if possible, to collect donations to support helping people living in under-served communities to gain access to music, culture, art, and literature. These concerts can be large groups or small, they can bring together several choirs or just one.

We offer the following support to participating groups:

  • A collection of songs from around the world selected with people
    living in poverty that speak to the inalienable dignity of all people. These popular songs can be sung at each concert and as part of national and regional gatherings. A song book is currently being prepared.
  • Communications tools for concerts: a document that can be printed and inserted into concert programs that explains the campaign, a mini-exhibit of photos of initiatives to overcome poverty, web and social media publicity support, and flyers.
  • Invitations: Each participating choir will be put in touch with the nearest ATD Fourth World group to discuss co-organizing events. Choirs will also be invited to find local events on October 17, 2017.

To receive a copy of the songbook and sign your event up as part of the campaign, or if you ­have any questions, please write to us at:

Click the link below to download an excerpt from the book, including the music for the song Zo Kwe Zo, composed by ATD Fourth World Central African Republic.