Tunnel of Oppression Exhibit at Tech

The Tunnel of Oppression originated in 1994 at the Western Illinois University and is now presented on many college campuses around the nation.  Modeled after the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, the Tunnel strives to give people a way to experience oppression in a hands-on way. As part of the program, participants will be guided through a series of rooms or scenes that are aimed to educate and challenge participants to think deeply about issues of oppression.  At the end of the tour, facilitators will allow participants the opportunity to discuss their experiences with one another.

Some of the topics to be covered during the program include race, gender, religion and body image. The Tunnel of Oppression at Arkansas Tech is located in the Young Ballroom. The hours for the event are as follows:
  • January 11– 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • January 14– 6-9 p.m.
  • January 15– 6-9 p.m.
To learn more about the event, contact the diversity initiatives committee at atudiversity@hotmail.com]]>