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U.S.Poverty Simulation

Event Type
Other
Sponsor
Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program and The College of Business Outreach and Engagement Office
Location
Business Instructional Facility Atrium
Date
Mar 14, 2014   All Day
Cost
This is a free event, but pre-registration is required
Registration
Registration Required
Contact
Women & Gender in Global Perspectives
E-Mail
wggp@illinois.edu
Phone
333-1994
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Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP)

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

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