The Game of Life Interactive Inequality Simulation | Kent State University

The Game of Life Interactive Inequality Simulation

The Game of Life, an interactive inequality simulation, will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 5 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. This event is open to all Kent State faculty, staff and students, and is an immersion-style game played with real people, real emotions, but fake money.

The Game of Life simulation is part of Kent State’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration week. The event is co-sponsored by the College of Education, Health and Human Services’ Office of Diversity Outreach and Development and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

“The Game of Life is an opportunity for participants to experience how privilege, poverty, and inequalities impact each of us in our everyday lives. Gender, sexuality, race, and ability level affect each person’s life experience regardless of who they are or where they come from,” says Daniel Diaz Nilsson, Director of the College of Education, Health and Human Services’ Office of Diversity Outreach and Development.

The event anticipates over 300 people and there will be several cohorts going through the simulation.  Therefore, if you want to participate, plan to arrive between 5 and 6 p.m.

For more information about this event, contact Daniel at dnilsso1@kent.edu.