Penn State Altoona presents Tunnel of Oppression - NOW: News on the Web - Penn State Altoona

Penn State Altoona presents Tunnel of Oppression

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 1459 hits

Penn State Altoona presents Tunnel of Oppression

ALTOONA – The Tunnel of Oppression will be at Penn State Altoona February 19 – 21, 2013. It is an interactive program highlighting contemporary issues and concepts of oppression, privilege, and power.

The Tunnel of Oppression is a campus grassroots diversity program that originated in 1993 at Western Illinois University. Using the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, California, as a model, the Tunnel allows people to experience oppression in a hands-on way.

As they are guided through a series of scenes, students, faculty, and staff are challenged to address their own biases, misconceptions, preconceived notions, stereotypes, and prejudices. Ultimately, the Tunnel attempts to examine and fracture the barrier that divides those who are victims of oppression from those who are not.

Afterward, participants experience the Tunnel of Hope which helps them explore ways to address and improve upon the presented issues of oppression. There are also ways to debrief what through silent refection or facilitated discussion.

The Tunnel is offered February 19 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., February 20 from 5 – 8 p.m., and February 21 from 2 – 5 p.m. in Cedar Hall.

More information, including an introductory video, is available at online. The program is sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

Media contact:
Marissa Carney, Media Relations Coordinator, University Relations 814-949-5105

Web Contact:
Jonathan O'Harrow, Webmaster, University Relations 814-949-5105

This content comes from a hidden element on this page.

The inline option preserves bound JavaScript events and changes, and it puts the content back where it came from when it is closed.

Click me, it will be preserved!

If you try to open a new ColorBox while it is already open, it will update itself with the new content.

Updating Content Example:
Click here to load new content