Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program's Inequality Initiative and the College of Business Outreach and Engagement office will host four 90-minute session poverty simulations on Friday, March 14th. These poverty simulations are open to faculty, staff, students, and the community.
This is a free event, but pre-registration is required.
The simulation works as follows: for 90 minutes, each participant is assigned a particular role, such as a veteran with a disability, a single mother, or a senior citizen on a fixed income. In that role they are asked to meet basic housing, medical, nutritional, energy, and educational needs over the course of a week while other participants and outside actors manage or work at check cashing facilities, stores, pawn shops, etc.
The simulations will be at the Business Instructional Facility (BIF) atrium from 9:00-10:30am, 11:00am - 12:30pm, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, and 3:00 - 4:30pm.
This event is part of the WGGP Inequality Initiative.
Inequality Initiative co-sponsors: College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences; College of Business; College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Department of Philosophy; International Programs and Studies, School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics; School of Social Work