Commemorative Stone in Honor of the Victims of Extreme Poverty
The gift was made on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 Oct. 1996. It is a replica of the monument entitled "Commemorative Stone in Honor of the Victims of Extreme Poverty". The original monument was inaugurated in Paris at the Place du Trocadéro (its current location) on 17 Oct 1987 by Joseph Wresinski, founder of the International Movement ATD Fourth World.
Overall the work measures 3m by 3.25m and weighing 375 kg, and is composed of 24 plaques of engraved Hauteville marble (each measuring 65cm by 60cm), one half-size marble plaque (measuring 65cm by 30cm), and a block of black engraved granite (measuring 64cm by 64cm by 86cm). A black rough-slate walkway borders the commemorative stone.