Poverty Simulation Workshop
The Office of Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI) is hosting the Poverty Simulation on Feb 16 and March 1 (8 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 4 p.m.) in the Campus Center Elm Room. This program is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family and survive from week to week. This interactive workshop allows participants to assume the role of a family member facing poverty. Participants will experience some of the daily challenges a family in poverty may endure over a simulated experience of one month. The Poverty Simulation lasts approximately 2.5 - 3 hours. It includes an introduction and briefing, the actual simulation exercise, and a debriefing period in which participants and volunteers share their reflections on the experience. Please check out the website for more information: http://www.umaryland.edu/islsi/poverty-simulation/.
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