Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive event that strives to highlight contemporary issues of oppression in order to foster discussion on inclusive community. The event originated as a diversity program in 1993 at Western Illinois University, has since expanded to campuses nationwide, and serves to introduce students to concepts such as power, privilege, and oppression.
Tunnel of Oppression participants will walk through various rooms that focus on a particular social justice issue with an assigned tour guide. While the situations encountered may make some uncomfortable, the Tunnel is designed to engage emotions and make participants think critically about what is experienced in the room. The scenes that take place in the Tunnel are not meant to be representative of all people who have experienced oppression. Instead, they are intended to portray one example of how oppression may be experienced.
Monday, November 13, 2017 at 3:00pm to 9:00pm
Mendenhall Student Center, Various Rooms
Greenville, NC 27858-4353