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The Poverty Simulation provides people from all backgrounds an opportunity to walk in the shoes of a low-income family and be exposed to the realities of poverty.

Participants receive an assigned identity and family profile. They are provided the opportunity to experience "one month" of poverty compressed into real time of the simulation. Afterwards, there will be a debriefing where participants share insights of their experience.

Participants will encounter some unique circumstances that may cause them to think differently about poverty.

Simulation is FREE, however registration is required Complimentary lunch and break will be provided.  Participants must be willing to stay for the entire simulation.

You can find out more about the Poverty Simulation at http://www.communityaction.org/povertysimulations/

This event is hosted by the UNC Center for Health Equity Research in the Dept of Social Medicine, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars Program.

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  Location: UNC Sonja Haynes Stone Center
  Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Sponsor: Social Medicine - RWJF Clinical Scholars Program
  Price: Free
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Rachel Quinto rachel_quinto@med.unc.edu