Join us for the Diversity Conference hosted by Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, IA on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Click for more info
Interested in presenting at this year's Diversity Conference? Click here to download the Call for Proposals form
8:00am - 9:00am Registration in BHS Lobby
9:00am - 9:20am Welcome & Opening remarks
9:30am - 12:00pm Poverty Simulation
The poverty simulation is meant to help sensitize participants to the struggles people in poverty face on a daily basis. During the simulation, participants role-play the lives of low-income families, from single>parents trying to care for their children to senior citizens trying to maintain their self-sufficiency on Social Security. Time is represented by four 15-minute periods, each representing one week. The task of each family is to provide food, shelter and other basic necessities during the simulation while interacting with various community resources. Afterward, participants and staffers conduct a debriefing.
11:45am - 12:45pm Lunch
12:50pm - 1:50pm Keynote
2:00pm - 2:45pm Breakout Session
2:50pm - 3:00pm Closing
*Session Times are subject to change if needed. Final details will be sent out a week prior to the conference.
Iowa Central Community College
Iowa Department of Education
Fort Dodge Human Rights Commission