Tunnel brings awareness of oppression

  Wednesday, April 1, 2015 2:00 AM

Pittsburg, KS

Tunnel brings awareness of oppression

Pittsburg State University students will be challenged to walk in another person’s shoes on April 7-8 by going through the Tunnel of Oppression. The Office of Student Diversity and the Office of University Housing will host the event from 3-9 p.m. each day in the Dellinger Hall Underground,1807 S. Locust St.

The organizations described the Tunnel of Oppression as an interactive experience designed to create an awareness of different types of oppression and its effects within society and the campus community.

After going through the experience, participants will have the opportunity to process what they experienced with trained counselors in the Area of Hope.” They can also obtain information on ways to respond to or end oppression.

Student groups including the Gay Straight Alliance, Students for Violence Prevention, International Justice Mission PSU Chapter, Gorillas in Your Midst, Hispanics of Today, and To Write Love On Her Arms have come together to cover the following topics of oppression in the tunnel: LGBT privileges, racial oppression, types of abuse, suicide, self-harm, and human trafficking.

Although the program is targeted to the campus community, it is open to anyone who would like to attend.

For more information, contact Mary Butler in the Office of Student Diversity at 620-235-4077 or Student Housing at 620-235-4245.



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