Tunnel shows aspects of oppression in society

The University Cultural Arts and B.U.I.L.D, a committee ran through the Office of University Housing and Dining, have a campus wide activity called the “Tunnel of Oppression.”

This program has been designed to show students how certain parts of a person’s life can very often be oppressed in society.

The “Tunnel of Oppression” is a creative outlet for groups to show oppression in specific areas. Any student organization is welcome to participate. Each organization will come up with a topic of oppression that they believe students should be exposed to.

The 9th floor of Andrews Hall will host the program and each group will have their own room to show their display.

Zuri Thurman, residence hall director of Andrews, is the B.U.I.L.D chair and coordinator of the “Tunnel of Oppression,” said the purpose of this program is so students can experience a lifestyle that is unfamiliar to them.

She said, “(the “Tunnel of Oppression)” is for people to feel what other people feel when they are oppressed.”

Last year Lawson Hall had its own version of the tunnel that was only open for Lawson residents. This will be the first time this program will be open to all students.

Thurman said student organizations may come up with any display they want, such as a skit showing some form of oppression.

The displays will range from topics such as body image to people with mental disabilities,Thurman said.

This program is not only for student organizations. Any group of students that feel they have a topic that should be displayed is encouraged to participate.

Thurman said the “Tunnel of Oppression” has a Facebook page where students can learn more about oppression and what kind of topics will be displayed. The program will be two days long starting Dec. 2 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free.

Olivia Angeloff can be reached at 581-7942 or [email protected]