the tunnel of oppression
Missouri Western State University's Center for Multicultural Education will host The Tunnel of Oppression. We invite you to come and experience Power, Privilege, and Oppression like never before. This experience will be held on Missouri Western’s campus Tuesday, November 5 - Friday, November 8, 2013. The Tunnel is free and open to all from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm in upstairs Blum Student Union rooms 218 & 219. Please keep in mind that the experience is 45 minutes including a pre-assessment with an introduction, walk through, and post assessment and reflection. We hope that you can come experience the Tunnel of Oppression for yourself.
Description and Purpose of The Tunnel
Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive event that highlights contemporary issues of oppression. It is designed to introduce participants to the concepts of oppression, privilege, and power. Participants are guided through a series of scenes to educate and challenge you to think more deeply about issues of oppression. At the end of the tour, participants are provided with the opportunity to discuss their experiences with each other and a facilitator.
The Tunnel strives to give people a way to experience oppression in a hands-on way. By engaging emotions of the participants, it allows for the accounts expressed in the program to be truly effective. By participating in the Tunnel of Oppression you will obtain a sense of what it actually feels like to be oppressed or discriminated against through the sights and sounds of others who have experienced these threats. While the Tunnel may be thought provoking, it is an effective tool used to teach participants about how it really feels to be in these various situations.
If this is an opportunity that you would like to experience, please click on the R.S.V.P. tap to ensure your spot in the Tunnel.