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Poor People’s Taipei: Transfer Station

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Post date:2024-05-07

Updates:2024-05-07

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Poor People’s Taipei: Transfer Station
Event Time
Tue. - Sun. 10:00 - 18:00
Event Location
NO.39 Chang-An West Road, Datong Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
“Should we take an interest in the past, it would quickly dawn on us that the glaring glory of the great Taipei city is the accumulation of the toil and moil of the dream seekers traveling between North and South, those penniless, laborers in the low stratum, migrants, indigenous people and the poor over the course of hundreds of years. …In other words, this prosperous city is not exclusively owned by those who are successful and affluent. The city also belongs to the frustrated and the poor.” Paelabang Danapan

“Poor People’s Taipei” was initiated by the group, “Alliance of Wisdom from Actionists Refusing Exclusive Society,” in 2017. Members of the group include those who have experienced poverty and also workers from nineteen NGOs, artists, and sociologists.

The group is committed to collectively constructing a history of the poor and the unknown outside of the traditional authoritarian history. Currently, the group has connected with different communities, including people who are homeless, urban indigenous peoples, vulnerable families, high-risk children and youths, people with mental disorders, disabled street vendors, and sex workers.

Under “Poor People’s Taipei,” exhibitions, theater productions, and public forums are held annually in October, with opportunities provided for the general public to engage in conversations with people with lived experiences of poverty. By breaking the stigma of poverty, the public can learn about different issues and people more comprehensively, and collectively form a blueprint for Taipei to become an inclusive city.

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