What does oppression look like? How does it feel, what does it sound like? The Tunnel of Oppression gives participants the opportunity to see, touch, hear and feel the realities of oppression as a stepping stone toward creating diversity awareness.
Groups are lead through this intense exhibit, located in the Semillion community of the Zinfandel Residential Village, until Thursday, March 24. These guided tours are given from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and last approximately 45-60 minutes.
Each part of the tour portrays a different example of how oppression impacts various under-represented groups, i.e. race, gender, social class, religion, disability, etc.
The exhibit is based off the Museum of Tolerance in L.A. Though many campuses across the nation have constructed their own Tunnels of Oppression, this is a first for the SSU community, and creates an opportunity to discuss issues of oppression on the historical and campus level.
Event organizers from the Multicultural Center note that this exhibit may create intense emotions and feelings in participants.
"We will make every effort to process the experience with the participants," says Crystal White, Residential Life Coordinator. "Additionally, we will be providing resources at the end of the tour."