Poverty Solutions October 6th Events - Dr. Scott Allard Keynote & Poverty Simulation

On October 6th, Poverty Solutions will offer two back-to-back events to engage the University of Michigan in thinking about Poverty. First, Scott Allard will give a talk about the rise of suburban poverty. Then, there will be a Poverty Simulation open to all U of M students. The goal of the Poverty Simulation is to begin to understand what it might be like for a typical low-income family to survive from month to month. The simulation framework was carefully developed by the Missouri Community Action Network, a nationally recognized community-based organization with expertise developing experiential learning models on poverty-related issues.

You may register for either of the two events separately, or choose to attend both. Note that Dr. Allard's keynote is open to anyone, while the Poverty Simulation is open only to U-M students of all levels. Please see the Poverty Simulation Registration page for more details on the specifics of that event.

The agenda for the day will be as follows:
12pm: Keynote Address by Scott Allard, Professor at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington
1pm-2pm: Lunch Reception for Dr. Allard's talk; Check-in for Poverty Simulation
2pm: Simulation Begins
4:30pm-5:30pm: Debrief & Expert Panel

On October 7th, we will also be offering an overflow for the Poverty Simulation beginning at 9:30am as October 6th is nearly full. This event will be over by 1pm. Please indicate your willingness to attend on Saturday on your registration form.

See FAQs about the Poverty Simulation here: http://poverty.umich.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/55/2017/09/Poverty-Simulation-Event_FAQ.pdf



- Location: Vandenberg Room, Michigan League
You may register only for Dr. Allard's talk without registering for the Poverty Simulation. Dr. Allard’s most recent book, Places in Need, details the changing geography of poverty in the US and how we can think about addressing deeply rooted issues. His research focuses in social service delivery post-welfare reform. His talk will be immediately followed by a lunch reception.
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- Location: Michigan League 2nd Floor Ballroom
The simulation is designed to aid U-M students who want to gain a deeper understanding into the challenges of low-income individuals experiencing financial insecurity. The goal is to begin to understand what it might be like for a typical low-income family to survive from month to month. The simulation framework was carefully developed by the Missouri Community Action Network, a nationally recognized community-based organization with expertise developing experiential learning models on poverty-related issues and will be professionally facilitated.

Please note: due to expected high demand, completing this form does not finalize your registration. Your registration will be confirmed on September 29th by email with more details on participation. We may offer an overflow date on Saturday, October 7th. Please indicate on the registration form if you are willing to attend Saturday's session in lieu of Friday's. Please be aware before choosing your availability that 10/7 is the Michigan State vs. U of M home football game.
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For questions or more information contact: knaranjo@umich.edu
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