Archive for May, 2013

  • Bought and Sold

    By adminnistrator on May 28, 2013
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    When Mayor Shirley Franklin recently announced that the city would be cracking down on the pimps and johns who prey on under-age prostitutes, she also disclosed publicly for the first time that she had been molested when she was a young girl. Speaking at a gathering of reporters, local officials and civic leaders, the mayor spoke frankly about the incident, […]
  • Shirley Franklin: Building Better Communities

    By adminnistrator on May 28, 2013
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    [INTERVIEW] The issue of poverty continues to remain as a stain on the fabric of American society. There are currently 46. 2 million people living below the poverty line, which means 15. 1 percent of the population is suffering under unbearable living conditions. As a result, one nonprofit organization has moved to combat this issue in the cities of Atlanta, New […]
  • ULI Honors Former Atlanta Mayor Franklin, Others at Development of Excellence Awards

    By adminnistrator on May 26, 2013
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    ATLANTA (Sept. 17, 2010) – ULI Atlanta honored former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, developer Don Childress and the Southface Campus at its 16th Annual Development of Excellence Awards Dinner held at 200 Peachtree downtown. ULI also honored Hotel Indigo in Athens,White Provision on Howell Mill Road and Piedmont Park Conservancy’s“Greystone” redevelopment and pool in Midtown. These projects each won a Development of Excellence Award from ULI […]
  • Shirley Franklin to speak at Clayton State

    By adminnistrator on May 26, 2013
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    MORROW, Ga. — Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin will speak at Clayton State University later this month. Franklin will give her presentation, “Lessons in Leadership: The Power of One,” at 5 p. m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, and at 9:30 a. m. on Friday, Feb. 15. Both talks will be held in the Harry S. Downs Center on campus. Franklin’s […]
  • Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, Women’s Rights Icons Gather At Spelman College for ‘A Conversation: Women Of Conviction And Courage Who Changed The Law’

    By adminnistrator on May 26, 2013
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    Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin joins Jo Carol LaFleur Nesset-Sale, Marva J. Brooks, and Gale S. Messerman for a panel discussion on legal battles fought and won to protect women’s rights. Free and open to the public, the event takes place Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in Cosby Auditorium, Spelman College.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization: A Real Solution to Overcoming Poverty

    By adminnistrator on May 26, 2013
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    When it comes to poverty, not much has changed in the last 25 years. But neighborhood revitalization provides a viable solution to the cycle of despair making a nightmare of the American dream. “Things are qualitatively similar to. when I wrote The Truly Disadvantaged [in 1987],” said, director of the  at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, in […]
  • Former mayor of Atlanta, Shirley Franklin, accepts position at the LBJ School

    By adminnistrator on May 26, 2013
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    Former two-term mayor of Atlanta, Shirley Franklin, will be serving as a visiting professor at the  this spring. Franklin, who served as mayor of the city from 2002 to 2010, will be the college’s first Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor in Ethics and Political Values. Robert Hutchings, dean of the LBJ School, announced Franklin’s position Tuesday. Hutchings said discussions about filling the […]
  • A Personal Mission Continues For Shirley Franklin In Combating Trafficking

    By adminnistrator on May 26, 2013
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  • FORMER ATLANTA MAYOR SHIRLEY FRANKLIN TO ADDRESS, ‘IMAGINING- A BETTER FUTURE’

    By adminnistrator on May 26, 2013
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    Georgia Tech College of Architecture to host former Atlanta mayor Former Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin will deliver a keynote address March 12 for “IMAGINING—A BETTER FUTURE,” a two-day event hosted by the Georgia Tech College of Architecture featuring widely acclaimed architects including Thom Mayne, Liz Diller, and Georgia Tech alumnus Mack Scogin, to name a few. Franklin is expected to […]
  • 100 Most Influential Atlantans: Shirley Franklin

    By adminnistrator on May 26, 2013
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    Shirley Franklin Chair, National Center for Civil and Human Rights; Chairman and CEO, Purpose Built Communities; former Atlanta mayor Three years after leaving the mayor’s office, Shirley Franklin continues in influential roles at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and Purpose Built Communities, a nonprofit organization that works to help struggling neighborhoods. She also sits on the boards of Delta […]