Poverty Simulation Workshop
$0 – $25
Poverty Simulation Workshop

Poverty Simulation Workshop

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Community of Christ - Portland Congregation

4837 Northeast Couch Street

Portland, OR 97213

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

Are you some­one who works with or inter­acts with peo­ple expe­ri­enc­ing poverty? If so, the poverty sim­u­la­tion may be a good train­ing oppor­tu­nity for you!

The poverty sim­u­la­tion is a learn­ing tool that will help you gain a bet­ter under­stand­ing of the daily real­i­ties of poverty. Dur­ing the sim­u­la­tion, par­tic­i­pants role-play the lives of peo­ple expe­ri­enc­ing poverty. The sim­u­la­tion enables par­tic­i­pants to look at poverty from a vari­ety of angles and and then to rec­og­nize and dis­cuss the poten­tial for change within the community.

We are also look­ing for vol­un­teers to play ser­vice provider roles dur­ing the sim­u­la­tion (e.g. — police offi­cer, banker, social ser­vices, etc.). If you are inter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing, or have any ques­tions, con­tact us at info@coactiveconnections.net! All volunteers will have their registration fees waived and can attend the event for free as gratitude for their time and service.

Hear from one of our participants:

“I played the role of a teenager in a family with few resources. Within a matter of minutes I had dropped out of high school and was running the streets scrambling for ways to help my family. Even with that sacrifice, our family problems only worsened…To stand in the shoes of a youth facing such a choice really impressed upon me how poverty has victims we never even consider…HOW can this be right? It really fired me up to get back to work so that my community will find answers and solutions where there once was only frustration and confusion.” -Pamala Garrick, Salem Housing Authority

For more information, please contact CoActive Connections at info@coactiveconnections.net or (503) 893-8046. We look for­ward to see­ing you there!

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Community of Christ - Portland Congregation

4837 Northeast Couch Street

Portland, OR 97213

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved