Poverty Simulation

In Today's Events, by , on September 25th, 2017

Students from NU’s Social Work classes will gain first-hand insight into the day-to-day struggles of millions of Americans.

During a poverty simulation, participants role-play the lives of low-income families, from single parents trying to care for their children to senior citizens trying to maintain their self-sufficiency on Social Security. The task of each family is to procure food, shelter and other basic necessities while interacting with various community resources staffed by low-income volunteers.

Recognizing the Vincentian principle of compassion for the poor, this event enables participants to experience the realities of life with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress.  All members of the university community are welcome to observe the simulation on Monday, September 25, from 1-3 p.m., MPR, LL Gallagher.  For more information please contact Dr. Kevin Blair (blairkd@niagara.edu).

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