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      January 11, 2020

      Saturday   8:30 AM

      4205 Washtenaw Ave.
      Ann Arbor, Michigan

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      Poverty Simulation Workshop

      A Poverty Simulation is a three-hour experiential learning workshop in which participants are sensitized to the realities of living in poverty. It is a copyrighted learning tool created and presented by ROWEL (Reform Organization of Welfare) in the late 1970’s. This is a simulation, not a game. In the simulation, participants are given scripted role assignments and structured situations. Some are newly unemployed, some have suffered a recent death in the family, and others are working low-paying jobs, sometimes only part-time. Still others are disabled or are senior citizens receiving social security. The availability of cash assistance is extremely limited in today’s world. “Families” meet the obstacles and bureaucracy of day-to-day life. Some families have preschoolers, others have elementary-aged children and some have teenagers. The task of the “families” is to provide for basic necessities and shelter during the course of four 15-minute “weeks.” Learn how hard it is to…*Feed your family*Pay your bills*Find employment*Find childcare*Complete administrative requirements*Keep your kids out of trouble*Make quality family time…while living in poverty. Learn what it’s like to deal with…*The landlord*The local food bank*The Quick Cash Store*The Utilities Payment Office*A pawnbroker…while living in poverty. Workshop hosted by Friends in Deed, Facilitated by ICPJ.For more information contact or call 734.663.1870.

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