The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive experience that examines contemporary issues of race, class, domestic violence, religion, body image, gender identification, and discriminatory forms and processes. Participants are guided through a series of scenes that aim to educate and challenge them to think more deeply about these issues. At the end of the tour, there is a brief facilitated discussion, which allows the opportunity to process the experience. The entire experience lasts approximately 60 minutes per group and is a great opportunity for students to think critically about issues that impact the NC State community.
We are currently recruiting actors, tour guides and volunteers to help with this year’s Tunnel of Oppression. This is a very big annual event, so we need a lot of help: we are looking for 30 tour guides, 160 volunteers and 180 actors. (No prior acting experience is required!) Individuals who would like to sign up to help out with the 2017 Tunnel of Oppression can register online at https://goo.gl/forms/0QYS5makCEUjszws1.
The Tunnel of Oppression is developed and coordinated by a committee representing the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) Campus Community Centers (GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, Women’s Center, African American Cultural Center), Division of Academic and Student Affairs, Arts NC State, and Campus Enterprises.
Hosting a successful Tunnel of Oppression takes many, many volunteers. If you are interested in being a part of the 2017 Tunnel, please SUBMIT YOUR INFORMATION HERE. If you have questions about attending the event please submit your information in the form.