Forward Together Poverty Simulation Training

Forward Together Poverty Simulation Training

The Library Development section of the State Library of North Carolina invites you to register to attend a supplemental continuing education opportunity as a part of the Forward Together: Communities Uniting Against Poverty project at the McKimmon Center, Raleigh, September 24 – 25, 2019.

The first Forward Together event brought together libraries and community partners in an immersive three-day seminar to work collaboratively to tackle the challenges of serving people living in poverty, including a participatory poverty simulation. This second continuing education opportunity will have another poverty simulation and a full day of training on how to effectively facilitate a Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS). The benefit of these is a greater understanding of the daily reality of people living in poverty, through an experiential setting, empowering attendees and facilitators to interact with leaders from their community.
Library staff who attended the first Forward Together event and the community partners that attended with them are encouraged to attend this second event as it will act as a capstone to their previous work. However, attendance for both days of this event is open to any library staff and community partners they work with to address poverty in their communities. Registration on the first day (September 24) is limited to 70 and registration on the second day (September 25) is limited to 35. 

NOTE: If your work or home address is within 35 miles of the seminar location, per state regulation we are unable to reimburse for travel expenses.

For questions or further information, contact Jasmine Rockwell.

This /program was supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-00-19-0034-19) .


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