College of Law

Poverty Simulation

Poverty Simulation

DATE: Tuesday, April 9 2024
TIME: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm MST
LOCATION: College of Law
COST: Free and open to the public.
1 hour CLE (pending).

Could you survive a month in poverty?

In 2022, nearly 272,933 Utahns (8.2%) lived below the poverty line.

Before we can alleviate poverty, we must try to understand it.


Salt Lake City, Utah – In the poverty simulation, participants assume the roles of low-income family members living on a limited budget. The experience is divided into four 15-minute sessions, each representing one week in which participants must provide for their family and maintain their home. The experience is followed by debriefing and discussion.

The simulation can:

  • Improve outcomes
  • Change attitudes
  • Shift perspectives
  • Spark conversation
  • Influence policy

Join us for an innovative, first-hand experience of what it’s like to live in a typical household experiencing poverty.

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