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Poverty Symposium at Delaware State University
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Health and Behavioral Sciences

Poverty Symposium

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
MLK Parlors

The poverty simulation experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month.  This is a simulation, not a game.  The objective is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by low-income people.


  • To highlight the racial wealth divide in Delaware
  • To better understand daily survival challenges for those living in poverty
  • To initiate discussion among policy makers on how to address the disparity