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Access to Justice Commission: Poverty Simulation

  • Snowden Training Center 820 West 4th Avenue Anchorage, AK, 99501 United States (map)

Poverty Simulation: An Experience

Wednesday, September 27th, 12:30-4:30 PM

Snowden Training Center, 820 W. 4th Avenue, Anchorage, AK

$10 with the opportunity for 2.0 general and 1.0 ethics CLE credits

Access the Alaska Bar Association's events calendar here, and select the Poverty Simulation event to register

Poverty simulations educate everyone -- from justice professionals to community leaders -- about the daily reality of life with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress as a way to promote understanding and help reduce poverty. 

The program is a guided, live action experience divided into four 15 minute sessions that each represent one week for a month where participants:

  • Navigate complex/time consuming public agencies, community organizations, and service providers
  • Try to make ends meet by paying bills, buying groceries, and getting to work
  • Care for children by getting them to school/day care and keeping them out of trouble

A facilitated debrief discussion follows the simulation to discuss participants' experiences and ways to get involved.

An experience hosted by the Access to Justice Commission and Pro Bono Service Committee of the Alaska Bar Association