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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Understanding the Struggle of Poverty Workshop - January 30

Poverty Workshop

Partners in Prevention will host Understanding the Struggle of Poverty, a poverty workshop at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The workshop will be broken into two sessions. The first session, "Bridges out of Poverty" (based on a book by Phil DeVol with the same title), will take place in the Eitelman Conference Room from 9:00 a.m. - noon, and will examine the hidden rules of class, generational versus situation poverty, the idea that poverty is more than financial instability and useful and effective communication tools, along with creating mental models of living with chronic economic hardship. The second session will take place in the Activity Rooms after a 90-minute break (Noon - 1:30 p.m. lunch on your own) and will engage guests in a poverty simulation. The poverty simulation is a powerful, interactive tool that, through role-playing, allows participants to step into the shoes of a person living in poverty. Participants will spend time trying to solve problems to acquire or maintain shelter, food and other basic necessities. The workshop is primarily for anyone who works directly with people living the day-to-day struggle of poverty. This includes organizations, nonprofit organizations, faith community, schools, governmental agencies, housing providers, law enforcement, juvenile and adult justice providers, and anyone who works with people in poverty. Tickets are $25 per person and are available online at www.longviewtexas.gov/poverty. For further information, please contact Holly Fuller with Partners in Prevention, 903-237-1016, via email at hfuller@longviewtexas.gov or visit online at www.longviewtexas.gov/poverty or on Facebook under Longview PIP.

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