Hannah Adams is Education Coordinator at the Greater New
Orleans Fair HOUSING Action Center. In their Equal Opportunity
Game, students are assigned characters and must work in teams to
find the housing that best meets their characters’ needs. Students learn
to empathize with and take the perspective of others.
Some of the
characters “experience” housing discrimination, and students see the
impact discrimination has on access to education, healthcare, jobs, and
other resources via “situation cards” that they draw periodically. The
game was one of 15 Finalists in the
Activating Empathy competition.