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Tunnel of Oppression Makes A Return to Campus

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Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017

Jeannette Hubbard and Faith Craig are co-coordinating a “Tunnel of Oppression” at Westminster College on Nov. 2 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Patterson Hall. The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive tour that allows participants to fully understand various types of oppression experienced by different marginalized groups.

Participants will be given the opportunity to walk through spaces designed by campus organizations that cover issues such as racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, and more. The Tunnel of Oppression is designed to challenge people’s thoughts and perceptions about oppression and hatred.

While the Tunnel of Oppression is not a unique experience, it will be unique to Westminster because no two tunnels end up the same. Westminster held its last Tunnel of Oppression in 2013 and covered issues such as language barriers, sexism in the media, hazing and undocumented youth. This year, ALLIES is covering the transgender bathroom debate; Black Student Union is focusing on racism, stereotyping and white privilege; and Disability Awareness Club is covering campus barriers. Other groups involved with this year’s tunnel are Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Greek Life, Student Government Association, Theatre Westminster and Alpha Psi Omega.

Although the Tunnel of Oppression is open to all, some scenes may contain sensitive content due to the seriousness of the topics.

For more information, contact Jeannette Hubbard at or 724-946-7119.