PRE-CONFERENCE DELEGATE EVENTS
 
PROFESSIONAL SOCCER GAME - PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT (SATURDAY EVENING AUGUST 3RD)
 
The WACE World Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the opportunity for conference delegates to attending a professional Soccer Match (game) on Saturday August 3rd. WACE delegates will receive a reduced ticket price to attend. Please see the information below and the direct link for purchasing tickets.

DATE: Saturday, August 3, 2019
TIME: 8:00 PM

Major League Soccer (MLS) FC Cincinnati vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC

DESCRIPTION:
Join us for an exciting futbol/soccer match on campus for FC Cincinnati’s inaugural MLS season.

LOCATION: University of Cincinnati Nippert Stadium

TIME: Game starts at 8:00 PM EST

TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION: Purchase ticket(s) on the follow link to the FC Cincinnati’s Site. The reCAPTCHA page will load and once you enter that you will be directed to the "Group Code" page and there you will enter promotional group code:
WACE19)

DIRECT LINK TO THE FC CINCINNATI TEAM WEBSITE

COST: $17 lower level tickets + 2.50 Processing Fee
 
CINCINNATI POVERTY SIMULATION OVERVIEW
 
The Saint Vincent DePaul’s Cincinnati Poverty Simulation challenges participants to walk in the shoes of our neighbors in need for an hour— to explore poverty experientially. Our objective is to help people in our community better understand the realities of living in poverty, to grow in solidarity and to take action on behalf of our neighbors in need. Participants take on an identity—a unique persona—developed by the Ozanam Center for Service Learning, based on the lived experience of neighbors who have entrusted St. Vincent de Paul staff and volunteers with their stories.

Over the course of 60 minutes, participants take on the identity of a neighbor struggling to fulfill a month’s worth of basic needs like food, shelter, utilities, medication, employment, education and childcare —making use of resources available to people living in the city of Cincinnati. St. Vincent de Paul volunteers and staff members represent organizations that provide vital resources to participants during the simulation.

The challenge: to meet basic needs by the end of the month, while balancing the demands of family life, relationships, transportation and many of the situations that effect people in our community on a daily basis.

This is a simulation, not a game, as it is based on real life experiences. During the simulation, participants are treated in way that reflects the everyday interactions with agencies and individuals throughout Cincinnati.

Immediately following the poverty simulation, an Ozanam Center staff member facilitates an interactive discussion (45 minutes, typically) where participants can share their experiences, new insights, questions and real world applications. Reflection following the poverty simulation is an essential component of the experience.
 
Panel Discussion
 
In conjunction with the Cincinnati Poverty Simulation, UC’s Service Learning program and faculty from several colleges will participate in a panel discussion. During this session, attendees will learn about various types of service learning occurring at UC, and attendees will be able to ask questions and gain insights into how they could perhaps incorporate SL into their own courses.
 
Beer Tasting Reception
 
Cincinnati has a proud history of brewing beer, and there is resurgence in the craft today. Following the poverty simulation and panel discussion, attendees and participants will be treated to a sampling of craft beers accompanied by appetizers.
 
Schedule
 
  • 1:00 – 2:00 SL@UC Panel Discussion
  • 2:00 – 4:00 Poverty Simulation and Debrief
  • 4:00 – 5:00 Beer Tasting Reception
 
Location
 
Niehoff Urban Studio and Community Design Center (2728 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45219). There is convenient on-street parking. There is convenient off-street parking around Niehoff Studio, or it is an 8-minute walk from the heart of campus. See below. Click https://goo.gl/maps/Xbzs2pGDDrN2 for a convenient map, taking you from Fifth Third Arena to Niehoff.
 
For more information please contact Michael Sharp sharpmj@ucmail.uc.edu or Todd Foley at foleytd@ucmail.uc.edu
 
Cost: $20 USD
 
Click HERE to Register for this Special Pre-Conference Event