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October 31, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
On Friday, October 31, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., a poverty simulation presented by Aliquippa Weed and Seed in conjunction with the Franklin Center of Beaver County’s Disproportionate Minority Contact Project will be held in the lower level of The Church In The Round in Aliquippa. The experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. This is a simulation, not a game. The object is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by low-income people. In the simulation, participants assume the roles of families facing poverty. The task of the “families” is to provide for basic necessities and shelter during the course of four 15-minute “weeks”.
People-serving entities from Beaver County have been invited to attend, including non-profit, faith-based and youth-serving organizations; local, county and state officials; social service agencies and school districts, court officials and law enforcement, medical service personnel and other Beaver County stakeholders. Check-in is from 8:30 a.m. –9:00 a.m. and seating is limited so please reserve a spot for you and members of your organization as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting Cheryl King at (724) 378-2882. Participation is FREE. We are looking forward to seeing you on October 31st.