Poverty Free

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    • Tuesday November 6, 2012 - Wednesday November 7, 2012
      1:00 pm - 3:59 pm
  • Location: TSRB Auditorium
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:  www.france-atlanta.org


Summary Sentence: Poverty Free

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“Overcoming Urban Poverty: France and the U.S. Talk action” Public roundtable discussion

 WHEN: Tuesday November 6, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: The TSRB Auditorium at Georgia Tech (Technology Square Research Building - 85 Fifth Street NW - Atlanta, GA 30308)

With a poverty rate in both France and the United States of about 14%, urban poverty in developed countries is an unfortunate reality. When poverty affects our neighbor, it affects us all.

During France-Atlanta 2012, members of the French-American community will tackle this problem hands-on. Following two community projects in the metropolitan areas of Atlanta and Metz, in partnerships with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and the French NGO Habitat et Humanisme, a roundtable discussion by these leading NGOs will put the focus on the fight against urban poverty.

On November 6, guest speakers from Habitat for Humanity and Habitat et Humanisme will come together for a public discussion at Georgia Tech to share their organization’s models through a recap of the two French-American community projects and discuss the current and upcoming challenges of access to housing in developed countries as well as urban poverty in general.

Guest Speakers include Bernard Usquin, President of Habitat et Humanisme (Paris region), Ms. Larrie Del Martin, President and CEO of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and Ms. Patricia Decker, the U.S. Operations Director with Habitat for Humanity International. The roundtable discussion will be moderated by Dr. Pinar Keskinocak, co-founder and co-director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Logistics at Georgia Tech.

TO REGISTER:  To register for this public roundtable discussion:  http://www.france-atlanta.org/spip.php?article182

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  • Created On: Jul 12, 2012 - 4:13am
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