United Way Poverty Simulation
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 8:30–11:00 a.m.
Florida State College at Jacksonville Nassau Center
76346 William Burgess Blvd., Yulee 32097
The poverty simulation experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. It is a simulation, not a game. The object is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by those living in poverty. It includes an introduction and briefing, the actual simulation exercise, and a debriefing period in which participants and volunteer staffers share their feelings and experiences and talk about what they have learned about the lives of people in poverty. REGISTER
Women in Business
Tuesday, April 9, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
100 Festival Park Ave., Jacksonville 32204
The last decades of the 20 th century brought considerable progress in women’s professional advancement in the US. The gender wage gap narrowed, sec segregation in most professions greatly declined, and the percentage of women climbing the management ranks steadily rose. Yet, the progress has been uneven and is slowing –there are significant racial and ethnic differences in terms of women’s success in moving into the top-level jobs, and overall, women continue to fall far short of matching the success of their mail counterparts in breaking into the top jobs. Hear a presentation by Bonnie Low-Karmen followed by a panel discussion moderated by Ellen Sullivan of the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center. Bring your lunch. REGISTER BY APRIL 2.