NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host a poverty simulation during two sessions Oct. 18 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Participants will experience some of the daily challenges a family living in poverty may face during a simulated experience of one month.

The session times are 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

“The poverty simulation is designed to help participants begin to comprehend what it might be like to live in poverty and survive from week to week,” said Veronica Beavers, OMA director.

The event is free, but spaces are limited. Sign up to attend one of the sessions at Volunteers also are needed to help with the event and can sign up on the OMA website.

For more information, contact Beavers at or (936) 468-1073.