Poverty Simulation: Friday, April 26

Posted on 4/17/2019 12:02:49 PM

A unique and memorable learning experience is being offered to IUP and Indiana community members, with the intention of helping them gain greater empathy and knowledge about poverty and the daunting challenges it creates for students and their families. The simulation is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive month to month.

Registrations are required! Contact mswauger@iup.edu to register to participate. Register early—the event fills up quickly.


  • Friday, April 26, 2019
  • 1:00–3:00 p.m.


  • HUB Ohio Room

This Hunger Awareness Week event is sponsored by Melissa Swauger’s Sociology of Family class, the Department of Food and Nutrition, the Department of Anthropology, the Frederick Douglass Institute’s Each One Reach One program, the IUP Public Health program, Indiana Community Garden, Zion Lutheran Church, Alpha Kappa Delta, and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Email mswauger@iup.edu for more information and to register for the event.