Chestnut Hill College to Host Poverty Simulation to Show Harsh Realities of the Poor
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 2:00 PM
Chestnut Hill College will host a poverty simulation, “Living on the Edge” on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. in Redmond Room, St. Joseph Hall. In its second year, “Living on the Edge” aims to increase awareness and promote social justice for the poor.
Participants in the exercise will get to take a walk in the shoes of a family as they attempt to meet their obligations with limited resources. Participants are assigned a role in a family and must fulfill the responsibilities of that family member over four simulated weeks. Staffed community resources are provided and families must navigate the community supports while going to work, dropping children off at school or child care, and paying bills.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Debra Lawrence, assistant professor of education at 215.753.3614 or firstname.lastname@example.org