In today’s world, there are many groups of individuals who are experiencing discrimination in the U.S. and worldwide. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about these happenings, thanks to the Center for Student Involvement’s (CSI) latest event, Tunnel of Oppression.
Working in conjunction with other on-campus departments, such as housing and the women’s center, CSI’s Tunnel of Oppression will take place April 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students are encouraged to attend for those looking to get the most out of this educational experience.
“Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive display experience,” said Adler Marchand, coordinator of student involvement. “Participants walk through different tunnels designed to display oppression of marginalized groups.”
After debuting at Western Illinois University on behalf of the campus’ diversity program, then expanding to other schools in the U.S., the event has found its way to Lynn. Tunnel of Oppression will be interactive and will educate the realities of real-world oppression.
“Participants walk through different sections designed to display oppression of marginalized groups,” said Marchand. “There will be visual displays, such as posters, videos and props to highlight these oppressions.”
Prior to being at Lynn, Tunnel of Oppression was and used to educate college and university students in other schools around the country to raise awareness about the dangers of oppression and the effects it has on society. For instance, the University of Miami held this event back in January. The issues that were tackled included, but were not limited to, the environment, LGBTQ and racism.
Lynn’s own take on the event will also work to give participants insight into these issues that plague modern society today. Lynn’s on-campus departments will work with CSI to develop a realistic experience that captures the goals specified for this particular event. Students are encouraged to come in order to get a thoughtful, educational experience.
“This is a great opportunity for students to come learn and see some of the various oppressions that people have gone through or are currently experiencing,” said Marchand. “This is a very impactful program that allows you to see, live and feel what other oppressed groups and individuals have experienced.”
CSI hopes students find the opportunity to come out to this event. For more information, visit CSI on the second floor of the cafeteria.