Homeless, but not Hopeless
in France and the US

Facilitated by Globe-Gate: UTMartin's Intercultural Learning Project

What circumstances make people homeless? Is it natural disasters, war, eviction, mental illness, unemployment, low pay, transience, high real estate prices, language, general disfunctionality, choice, drug addiction, domestic violence or birth? On April 4th, 2001, University of Tennessee-Martin students will have the chance to participate in a videoconference with their counterparts at Austin Peay State University and at the Université d'Orléans, when we will explore "homelessness" as a social problem in both the US and France. The American university students are beginning to create a French vocabulary list to facilitate discussion of homelessness. There are also student participants posting their positions on homelessness. Stay tuned to this site for further developments.

Le Problème d'être sans logis en France
Down and Out in the United States
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TennesseeBob Peckham
Director, The Globe-Gate Project
University of Tennessee-Martin