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Martin Luther King Celebration - Poverty Simulation

  • Ascension Lutheran Church 7937 Hwy 51 South Minocqua, WI 54548 (map)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an anti-poverty crusader, as demonstrated in his last book, Where Do We Go From Here, Chaos or Community? This year’s annual remembrance of Dr. King will be a poverty simulation to better understand the challenges faced by those who live in poverty daily.

Tamara Sharp and Barney Slowey, adjunct professors at Silver Lake College, presented over 25 simulations last year for various groups: educators, government officials, church groups, healthcare organizations, food pantries, police officers, etc. This is an interactive learning experience and all those who attend will be given the opportunity to participate.

Silver Lake College funds the program and Sharp and Slowey facilitate for no cost. The program is part of Silver Lake College’s mission to help those who are under served. Understanding poverty is important for those who serve others and want to help this group of people.

Registration is required to attend. All of those listed as sponsors have a sign-up sheet and it is a first come first serve registration. An optional suggested contribution of $5 will be taken at the door. The tax-deductible donation will be given to Caritas-Minocqua a service mission which distributes funds to those in urgent and immediate need of assistance..

Sponsored by Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Interfaith Coalition, League of Women Voters of the Northwoods; Ascension Lutheran Church; AAUW-Northwoods Branch; Holy Family Catholic Church; St Matthias Episcopal Church,; Marywood Spirituality Center, St Augustine’s Episcopal Church; Northern WI Center for Working People; North Central Labor Coalition.