June 6, 2023

2016 Global Two Dollar Challenge at UMW

We need to move from: Sympathy to Empathy, Hubris to Humility, and Conviction to Doubt.

The 2016 Global Two Dollar Challenge is a more mindful movement to end global poverty. Finding solutions that work will require radical new ways of thinking about the problem. By asking participants to live on $2 a day, we hope to push them outside their comfort zone to critically engage with and empathetically reevaluate global poverty and their role in its end. We are not heroes. We can only be sidekicks. We will not end global poverty by living on $2 a day. But, we may end our hero complex.

The 2016 Global Two Dollar Challenge will take place from April 4 – 8 at the UMW campus and all across the globe. Participants are asked to live on $2 a day for 5 days and 4 nights.

Learn more or sign up: twodollarchallenge.org