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Workshop simulates living in poverty

April 29, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University students, faculty and staff are invited to learn first-hand about living in poverty at the Poverty Simulation Workshop Friday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Multicultural Center in the Trimpe Building.

The workshop is free of charge, but advance registration is required.

The Poverty Simulation Workshop is a role-playing experience through which participants learn more about the realities of living in conditions of poverty. Participants enter the workshop with a new identify and family profile, and experience one month of poverty compressed into the real time of the simulation.

The program will be conducted by the Poverty Reduction Initiative and is sponsored at by the WMU Division of Student Affairs.

Questions may sent to Ciji Gamble in Career and Student Employment Services at cses-ga1@wmich.edu.

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