Poverty Simulation

March 22, April 5, May 2, June 6, August 1, September 6, October 10

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

(Registration begins at 11:30 AM)

Woman's Hospital, 100 Woman's Way, Baton Rouge, LA 70817

Woman's JE Dunn Conference Center, Conference Rooms 1-3

March 22nd is the only  date that the location is in the Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion Atrium.


What is Poverty Simulation?

A Poverty Simulation is an immersive experience that simulates aspects of what it is like to live in poverty for one month. Of course, no simulation can provide a full picture, but this experience allows you to walk in the shoes of an impoverished person and come face to face with how complex and interconnected issues of poverty really are. You might be in a role such as:

• A single parent with limited resources and no transportation who must find a way to get to work and get their child to daycare

• An elderly person who must find a way to pay for both utilities and medication

• A young adult who must care for siblings while their parent is incarcerated

Disclosure: If you have experienced poverty at any time during your life, participation in this simulation may cause distress. However, your experiences are valuable to this program. If you would like to participate in other ways, such as volunteering to work one of the simulation stations, please contact Educational Services at Woman’s Hospital through the contacts listed above.

 

imgDisabilityLogo Special Needs: If you need special assistance due to a disability recognized by the ADA, please call 225-231-5475 to request assistance.

Contact:

Ellen Tadman
225-924-8115

Special Instructions:

Registration is required with registration closing 7 days prior to the class. Enrollment is limited and early registration is recommended. If less than 40 registrants, the session will be cancelled.

Fee:

Dates Offered:

Class Full