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The Game of Life Interactive Inequality Simulation Holds Jan. 23

Posted Jan. 14, 2013

Event marks Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Kent State

The Game of Life, an interactive inequality simulation, will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 5 p.m. in Room 310B at the Kent Student Center. This event is open to all Kent State faculty, staff and students, and is meant to be an immersion-style game played with real people, real emotions, but fake money.

The Game of Life event is part of activities marking Kent State’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The event is co-sponsored by the College of Education, Health and Human Services’ Office of Diversity Outreach and Development, LGBTQ Student Center, Student Multicultural Center, Office of Global Education and Residence Services.

“The Game of Life is similar to the board game, but acted out by the participants and the simulation actors. It is a way for individuals within our community to gain a greater awareness of the inequality that exists within our society. It is really a hyper-play on the stereotypes and acts of discrimination that occur around issues of sexuality, gender, race and ability level,” says N. J. Akbar, director of the College of Education, Health and Human Services’ Office of Diversity Outreach and Development.  

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 Akbar at nakbar@kent.edu.