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Enter challenged, exit changed

April 7, 2014

Photo of a tunnelWant to walk in someone else’s shoes?

The Tunnel of Oppression is a powerful, interactive event that brings various forms of oppression – ageism, sexism, racism, bullying and more – to the forefront of our perceived reality.

Participants are led through 10 to 15 “tunnels” with two-minute scenes that display different social justice issues using graphic media, theatrical vignettes, powerful readings and some interactive role playing.

The Tunnel of Oppression is designed to challenge biases, and by the end of the program, it is hoped that feel empowered to become advocates for social justice.

NIU Housing & Dining invites the campus community to take such a trip. The Tunnel of Oppression will operate from 5 to 9 p.m. today through Wednesday, April 9, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center.

Tours run every 30 minutes and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis; early arrival is strongly suggested.

For more information, email [email protected].