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Tunnel of Oppression Will Highlight Concepts of Privilege and Power

Posted by Jenna Ray on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

The inaugural Tunnel of Oppression program will be held Tuesday, January 22, through Friday, January 24, in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall. This interactive program is designed to introduce participants to the concepts of privilege and power. Attendants will be guided through a series of scenes that aim to educate and challenge them to think more deeply about issues of oppression.

During the half-hour tour, participants will explore themes such as domestic violence, poverty, disabilities, racism, immigration, and body image. After completing the tour, they will be guided through an active processing session in which they will discuss the experience and explore how to “rethink their role” in creating social change. These sessions will be facilitated by professional staff from Student Counseling.

Although there is no charge for admission to the Tunnel of Oppression, online registration is required. For additional information, please contact Tracy R. Peterson, associate director of Multi-Ethnic Student Programs, at 320-589-6097 or

This program is supported by the Office of Equity, Diversity and Intercultural Programs, Student Counseling, Office of Residential Life, Disability Services, Office of Student Activities, Conferences, and Special Events, and Office of Community Engagement.