Cost of Poverty Experience
Saturday, March 02, 2019, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Make plans now to attend a major social justice awareness event being hosted by King of Glory on March 2. The Cost Of Poverty Experience (COPE) is a participatory event that provides a simulation of the obstacles, decisions and consequences faced by low-income families in our community. This role-playing exercise will expand our understanding and awareness of the issues involved in the continuing cycle of poverty, and will lead to greater insight and appreciation for how we as a congregation may respond to the problem of persistent poverty in our community.
It may be surprising to learn that Dallas has one of the fastest growing poverty rates in the country, increasing by 42% over the last 15 years (while the city’s population grew by just 4.4% during that period). Almost 1 of every 3 Hispanic residents (over 150,000) and African-Americans (over 90,000) live in poverty in Dallas. More than 27,000 Dallas residents with full-time jobs live in poverty, and roughly 50,000 children live in extreme poverty, defined as a family of four living on an income that is half or less of the poverty line. COPE will offer us a learning experience that can inform and transform our views and approaches to poverty, and equip us to begin helping the poor without hurting them - or ourselves.
The COP. event will begin at 9:30 am and continue with lunch provided for all participants and volunteers at noon. Sponsored by KOG Rebels with a Cause and underwritten by Thrivent Financial, this event is free to attend but space is limited. Register Today!
Childcare is also provided for infants through age 12. Lunch is provided for children.
Rebels with a Cause is looking for volunteers to help with set up, greeting and clean up. If you would like to help, please fill out the form below and you will be contacted. Thank you.