Diversity and Multiculturalism are buzz words in our society. We are all part of the diverse world in which we live. All of us are what we should mean by Multiculturalism. Privilege, marginalization, stereotypes, ignorance, misinformation, and all of the "isms" are also part of the diverse world in which we live. This ACES will explore these topics in a contemporary way using personal anecdotes, news in the media, film references and your participation. The main oucomes are hopefully having one leave with a deeper understanding of one's own identity, a heightened awareness of diversity (especially cultural experiences), and a positive feeling about how influential each is to BVU and greater society's growth on these issues.
The poverty simulation is meant to help sensitize participants to the struggles people in poverty face on a daily basis. During the simulation, participants role-play the lives of low-income families, from single parents trying to care for their children to senior citizens trying to maintain their self-sufficiency on Social Security. Time is represented by four 15-minute periods, each representing one week. The task of each family is to provide food, shelter and other basic necessities during the simulation while interacting with various community resources. Afterward,participants and staffers conduct a debriefing and reflection. Join us to learn more about poverty and how we can make a difference.
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Buena Vista University
610 W Fourth St. Box 2011
Storm Lake, IA 50588