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France-Atlanta 2012: The Fight Against Urban Poverty - November 6th at Georgia Tech

Among the events to be presented is a public discussion on “The fight against urban poverty”.


  • Tuesday November 6, 2012 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • The TSRB auditorium at Georgia Tech (Technology Square Research Building - 85th 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.


  • Mr. Bernard Usquin, President of Habitat et Humanisme Ile-de France
  • Ms. Larrie Del Martin, President and CEO of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
  • Ms. Patricia Decker, the U.S. Operations Director with Habitat for Humanity International

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  • Tuesday, November 6, 2012 1:00 pm - Wednesday, November 7, 2012 3:59 pm
*Location: Atlanta, GA (Georgia Tech)

For More Information Contact*

Claire Collobert Angelle
Press Attache
Consulate General of France in Atlanta
Lenox Building
3399 Peachtree Road, NE
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
P. 404.495.1682
F. 404.495.1661