Tunnel of Oppression

Monday, March 25, 2019

Tours from 1pm-4pm (3:30pm start time for last tour this shift), and  5pm-8pm (7:30 start time for last tour this shift).

Sign-up for a Tour!!

Volunteer with Tunnel!!

The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive event highlighting contemporary issues of oppression in our society. Tunnel of Oppression topics generally raise awareness about specific areas of oppression across identities and communities (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, nationality, gender/gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, age, etc.) and explores the opportunity for social change.

Tunnel of Oppression participants will walk through various scenes that focus on a particular issue of oppression with an assigned tour guide. Scenes can be scripted acting scenes or interactive exhibits that last about 2-5 minutes. The scenes in the Tunnel are not meant to be representative of all people or communities who have experienced oppression. Instead, they are intended to portray one example of how oppression may be experienced.

2019 Theme: 1960’s- Addressing Oppression Then and Now

This academic year, the Tunnel of Oppression will explore topics and systems of oppression that surrounded the 1960’s, their impact, and how these issues relate to modern day society. Tunnel of Oppression these specific topics in connection to this theme:

  • Economic Justice
  • Immigration
  • Race Relations
  • Women, Gender and Sexuality, LGBTQIA+

Sign-up for a Tour!!

Online
Register in advance for a tour HERE. Tours begin every 15 minutes in EUC Maple room and each tour will last about 30 minutes followed by a 20 minute facilitated debrief.

  • Tours run from 1:00pm – 4:00pm (3:30pm start time for last tour this shift), Tours resume from 5:00pm – 8:00pm (7:30 start time for last tour this shift)
  • Day-of admission for tours are welcome.
  • Large groups or classes (15+) attending a tour should contact carla.fullwood@uncg.edu to confirm a tour guide

In Person
Participants are welcome to sign-up for a tour day-of.  Stop by the EUC Maple Room where all participants will check in for a tour.

  • Tours run from 1:00pm – 4:00pm (3:30pm start time for last tour this shift), Tours resume from 5:00pm – 8:00pm (7:30 start time for last tour this shift)

Volunteer with Tunnel

If you are a student, student organization representative,  faculty, or staff looking to volunteer or assist with Tunnel of Oppression in any way, please complete the following VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP FORM. Volunteers are encouraged to attend an information session on Tuesday, March 19 at 5pm in the Office of Intercultural Engagement (EUC 062) to learn more about responsibilities for various volunteer roles  (i.e. Set-up Volunteers; Experience Volunteers;  Break-Down Volunteers)

Tunnel of Oppression FAQ

What topics will be featured at UNCG’s Tunnel?

Tunnel of Oppression topics generally raise awareness about specific areas of oppression across identities and communities (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, nationality, gender/gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, age, etc.) and explores opportunity for social change. This academic year, the Tunnel of Oppression will explore topics and systems of oppression that surrounded the 1960’s, their impact, and how these issues relate to modern day society. Students and Student organizations are encouraged to submit scene proposals HERE by Friday, February 15. 2019.

How can I or my student organization get involved?

Your student organization can assist by:

  1. Submitting a scene proposal HERE by Friday, February 15. 2019
  2. Signing up to be a day-of volunteer or actor (Volunteer sign-up opens Spring 2019)

Does the Tunnel of Oppression cost money?

The Tunnel of Oppression is free and open to the public, just bring your SpartanCard. In order to ensure admission, please register in advance.

If you have additional questions or need disability accommodations for Tunnel of Oppression, contact Carla Fullwood (carla.fullwood@uncg.edu or 336-334-5090) or Matthew McKay (msmckay@uncg.edu)