The Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation is a 90--minute introduction to poverty in America and the role race and government policies have played in creating the racial wealth gap that exists today. This interactive tool helps people understand the connections among racial equity, hunger, poverty, and wealth. It is a good first step for people unaware of structural inequality, a support tool for those who want a deeper understanding of structural inequality, and a source of information for experts who want to know the quantifiable economic impact of each policy that has widened today's racial, hunger, income, and wealth divides.
In the simulation, participants learn how federal policies created structural inequalities—property ownership and education are just two among many areas affected—and how these policies increase hunger and poverty in communities of color. The simulation guides participants to an understanding of why racial equity is so important to ending hunger and poverty in the United States.
Facilitation is done in person for a minimum of 12 people and a maximum of 50 people. This simulation is now available virtually. Our hope is that participants, in becoming more aware of structural inequality, can support policies that undo and/or reduce disparities.
Please contact us to facilitate this important conversation for your organization.