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Poverty Simulation: An Experience (Not an AAWL Event)

  • Snowden Training Center 820 West 4th Avenue Anchorage, AK, 99501 United States (map)

This event will be held Wednesday, September 27th from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Snowden Training Center.  Participants will receive 2.0 general CLE credits and 1.0 ethics CLE credit.  The cost is $10.00.

Poverty simulations educate everyone-from justice professionals to community leaders-about the daily reality of life with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress as a way to promote understanding and help reduce poverty.

The program is a guided, live action experience divided into four 15 minute sessions that each represent one week for a month where participants:

  • Navigate complex/time consuming public agencies, community organizations, and service providers
  • Try to make ends meet by paying bills, buying groceries, and getting to work
  • Care for children by getting them to school/day care and keeping them out of trouble.

A facilitated debrief discussion follows the simulation to discuss participants' experiences and ways to get involved.

You can register HERE.