According to the US Census Bureau, approximately 28% of Milwaukee County residents live in poverty. However, many people outside this group have no idea what poverty feels like.
Plated, is a powerful event designed to change that.
On Thursday, April 25, The Social Development Foundation will host a unique, interactive experience in which everyone lives in poverty. With “role-playing” and the guidance of University of Wisconsin Milwaukee experts, Plated participants will actually feel what people experience in poverty. Does a participant portraying a senior citizen pay for expensive medication or housing? Does a single mother pay for childcare or miss a day of work? Plated attendees will make these tough decisions as part of this poverty simulation exercise.
Why are we doing this?
- Because Social Development Foundation Directors and invited guests are invested in the community as residents and/or employers.
- Because we have an obligation to inform and educate.
- Because poverty is not a life sentence but a condition that can change.
Plated will inspire change and generate innovative solutions to help eliminate poverty in Milwaukee County.
This is an experience that brings statistics to life.
Visit https://sd-foundation.org/events/plated/ to purchase your ticket and learn more about the Social Development Foundation.
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