When those who are materially resourced talk about poverty, they will often spend much of the discussion talking about eduction, bad decisions/personal sins, lack of material resources (food, money, or housing), and occasionally the broken social systems that are oppressive. In the conversation, ideas to address these issues come up, yet these solutions are still incomplete. As a matter of fact, many ideas to "fix" these issues have been tried and found lacking.<BR>
What if our diagnosis on what it means to be in poverty is wrong? What if we are only seeing part of the picture? <BR>
Make plans to join us on September 22nd for a 2-hour simulation at Watermark Plano where you and/or your community group will be given a brief glimpse into the life of someone who is materially under-resourced.
Through the "Cost of Poverty Experience," (COPE) you will be able to play the role of a family member (all based on true stories) or a community resource (school, police, etc) that will help give us all a better idea on how to tackle poverty in Plano and the DFW Metroplex.
The simulation will begin at 9:30 AM - 11:30AM on Saturday, Sept. 22nd. Water and light snacks will be provided. Space is limited. Cost is $15 per person.