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 As part of an ongoing effort to encourage diversity awareness within the NIC community, the 2014/15 Academic year will be dedicated to addressing socioeconomic inequality through the theme: The Reality of Poverty, An Exploration of Socioeconomic Diversity.

The Reality of Poverty: An Exploration of Socioeconomic Diversity

Poverty as an issue of Diversity:Poverty, which leads to social inequality, is an issue related to diversity. Creating a campus wide theme to provide education concerning the structural causes of poverty promotes an understanding of diverse populations. The NIC student population and larger community of North Idaho experience poverty at concerning levels. Those experiencing poverty face multiple disadvantages which ultimately impact their life chances, particularly their ability to be successful in college. The poor in our society generally face marginalization as the causes of poverty are misunderstood. The outcome is that social inequality increases and communities become more polarized and disengaged.

Upcoming Events

August 21
Faulty Workshop: The Common Read: Inquiry, Discussion and Curriculum Design

September 6
Volunteer for the Day of Hope
Community Resource Fair
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October 16
Poverty Simulation
Help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical, low-income family trying to survive month to month. The object is to sensitize participants to the realities faced by low-income people

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December 2014
Bridges out of Poverty Training Workshops
Registration Coming Soon! 

Spring 2015
Common Read