Poverty Simulation
Presented by ALBION
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 1:00 PM
Jan 30, 2019 1:00 PM
The Community Action Poverty Simulation breaks down stereotypes by allowing participants to step into the real life situations of others. Poverty is often portrayed as a stand-alone issue - but this simulation allows individuals to walk a month in the shoes of someone who is facing poverty and realize how complex and interconnected issues of poverty really are. A single parent with limited resources and no transportation must find a way to get to work and get their child to daycare. An elderly person must find a way to pay for both utilities and medication. A young adult must care for siblings while their parent is incarcerated. An elderly couple must raise their grandchildren and deal with their own health and employment issues. After the simulations, individuals then have the opportunity to discuss what they’ve learned with their peers. The Community Action Poverty Simulation is a tool that helps participants rethink the challenges that millions of low income individuals must face each and every day. More importantly, this tool helps people identify areas of change that can directly impact the effects of poverty on individuals, families and communities. The simulation was made possible by the Rape Prevention Education grant.
Albion Fellows Bacon Center presents Poverty Simulation at the Old National Events Plaza on Wednesday, January 30 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The event is free and open to the public, however reservations are required due to space being limited to 88 participants. To reserve your spot contact Amy at 812-422-9372 or email amyw@albioncenter.org. People may not understand why a domestic and sexual violence agency is presenting this program but it is important to understand that many social issues share the same risk and protective factors. One risk factor is poverty.