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Diana Broshar, Family and Consumer Sciences, (515) 294-8204
Sue Ellen Tuttle, Family and Consumer Sciences, (515) 294-8799
Kevin Brown, News Service, (515) 294-8986
PARTICIPANTS ARE BEING SOUGHT FOR A POVERTY SIMULATION EXERCISE AT IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University's College of Family and Consumer Sciences Families Extension will sponsor the ROWEL (Reform Organization of Welfare) Poverty Simulation on Tuesday, April 10, from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. in MacKay Auditorium. The simulation needs 35 to 85 participants. The cost of the event is $8 per person, $4 for students. Discussion will follow the exercise. The web site for the event is
During the simulation, participants will assume the roles of families living in poverty, said Diana Broshar, extension program specialist and ROWEL coordinator. There will be four 15-minute sessions. Each session will represent a week in which a participant will have to provide for a family and maintain a home. Participants interact with community "staffers" who will be portrayed by people who have lived in poverty.
A light dinner is part of the simulation. Each participant will be given $1.50 in play money to purchase food from a buffet. The money represents the amount a low-income family spends per person for their main meal of the day.
Registrations are being accepted until Wednesday, April 4. To sign-up, contact Broshar at 294-8204 or use the online registration form and follow the instructions. The event needs at least 35 participants to be held.
Ames, Iowa 50011, (515) 294-4111
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