The Tunnel of Oppression is a multi-sensory exhibition of some
of the most difficult and complex issues that we face today.
The Tunnel experience will demonstrate the reality of hate
crimes and covert and open acts of oppression as our community
Participants will be guided through a 'tunnel' in which they
will either be viewing or participating in a series of
different scenarios. Each of these scenarios will explore a
particular form of oppression and the appalling way in which
it occurs in our world. Some of the topics included in the
Tunnel are racism, sexism, homophobia, body image, classism,
ablism, and ageism. The tour of the Tunnel will be followed by
a discussion facilitated by professional staff from the
While the Tunnel may be upsetting to some participants, the
ultimate goal of the experience is to challenge participants'
thinking and raise awareness about issues of oppression.
Student and Staff across campus are working collaboratively to
make the Tunnel an experience that impacts our community's
thinking about oppression in our society.
Attention: Please be
aware that some rooms will be emotionally intense and
individuals are not obligated in any manner to enter a room
which makes them feel uncomfortable. In addition, some rooms
may contain profanity, strong language and violence which may
not be suitable for younger children or individuals not
wanting to hear and see such scenes.
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