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7th annual Tunnel of Oppression program features powerful stories

Nov 20, 2019

The fourth floor of the Campus Center has been transformed this week into the Tunnel of Oppression. IUPUI is in its seventh year of bringing this award-winning program to campus, and its powerful, raw stories are shedding light on important topics and current events surrounding injustices and oppression.

From racial discrimination to homelessness, you can expect to learn something new and, hopefully, leave feeling empowered to take action in your community.

Participants walk in a line through the Tunnel of Oppression from activity to activity.
Student walks through the Tunnel, with the word gypsy appearing on the wall next to her.
One person is on a stage with a courtroom screen behind him, and another person hands him a ticket.
Students watch a multimedia video about the story of a woman who faced oppression in Puerto Rico.
Student reads a poster that is titled where we go from here.
Facilitator places a paper back next to participants faces and asks them to join different lines.

After the program, you get time to process and debrief the program with your group.

Students, faculty and staff can still participate by visiting the fourth floor of the Campus Center and filling out a waiver. Tours leave every half hour.

The Tunnel of Oppression is open until 5 p.m. Nov. 20, and from noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 21.

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