Social Exclusion Simulation

“It is justice, not charity, that is  
wanting in the world.” 
-Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

“It is justice, not charity, that is
wanting in the world.”
-Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Social Exclusion Simulation

The ISE developed an experiential role play exercise called the Social Exclusion Simulation. The purpose of the exercise is to illustrate what social structures are, how they operate, and how they can systematically block access for some groups to rights, opportunities, and resources required for social integration. The Simulation uses re-entry experiences of formerly incarcerated women to illustrate content.

The Simulation has been an effective tool for helping people change their outlooks and behaviors on important social issues, question the prevailing perceptions and assumptions, and appreciate the limits on personal responsibility that sometimes result from a context of constraining social structures and systems.

All of our workshops, conferences, presentations, and events seek to engage the Adler School community and the general public. Our education programming addresses these questions:

  • What is social exclusion?
  • Why does it matter?
  • How is it manifested in the US? What are some possible policy and programmatic prescriptions?
  • How is it manifested globally? What are some of the policy and programmatic prescriptions that have been successful in other parts of the world?

Click here to learn more about Social Exclusion Simulations.

Through our work, we create opportunities for Adler students to participate in topical discussions and integrate new ideas into their academic and professional work. In addition, we hope to highlight the otherwise obscured social exclusion and/or social justice implications of current events. Finally, we hope to highlight the behavioral health implications of social exclusion and social justice-related issues. We encourage the general public to engage in civic action projects that will reduce or eliminate social exclusion. To participate, contact us today.
 

We are advocates for social change.

Our projects are diverse. Learn more.