When: October 17, 2008

Time: 9:30 AM

Where: Justice Building in front of City Hall on Pitt St., Cornwall

Members of the Cornwall community are invited to wear white and black to City on Hall on Friday where the mayor and City Council will proclaim October 17th the “Day for the Eradication of Poverty” in Cornwall. Statements will be made by low income people and other advocates as a white flag is raised to mark the special day. The Social Development Council of Cornwall will read the 25 in 5 Declaration and announce local endorsements of the Declaration. All present will then b encircled in a white banner signifying their shared commitment to the elimination of poverty in Cornwall, in Ontario, in Canada and around the world.