Tunnel of Oppression

Tunnel of Oppression

SAVE THE DATE: February 19, 2018

The Tunnel of Oppression (TOP) is an interactive event that takes place on a number of college campuses each year in order to highlight contemporary issues of oppression. The event originated as a diversity program in 1993 at Western Illinois University and has since expanded nationwide, introducing students to concepts such as power, privilege, and oppression.

Tunnel of Oppression participants will walk through various scenes that focus on a particular social justice issue with an assigned tour guide. While the situations encountered may make some uncomfortable, the Tunnel is designed to engage emotions and make participants think critically about what is experienced in the room. The scenes that take place in the Tunnel are not meant to be representative of all people who have experienced oppression. Instead, they are intended to portray one example of how oppression may be experienced.

 

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 INFORMATION FORM.

 

Register for the Tunnel

Online
Registration for the Tunnel of Oppression will be available in the Spring 2018 semester.

In Person
More information to come.

Tunnel of Oppression FAQ

What topics will be featured at UNCG’s Tunnel?

Scenes for Tunnel of Oppression 2018 are to be determined. Student organizations are encouraged to sponsor a scene in Tunnel of Oppression based on the organization’s involvement and interest in raising awareness in a specific area of oppression and opportunities for social change. If your group is interested in submitting a scene and/or script around a social issue for the upcoming Tunnel of Oppression, please complete the following document by December 1.

Tunnel of Oppression Scene Proposal
If you have any questions or know of anyone else who may be interested in submitting a scene proposal, please contact Jessica Twitchell at J_Twitch@uncg.edu.

How can I or my student organization get involved?

We are currently looking for student organizations to sponsor scenes in the Tunnel of Oppression! If your group is interested in writing a script around a social issue, please complete the Tunnel of Oppression Scene Proposal form above.

If you have any questions or know of anyone else who may be interested in submitting a scene proposal, please contact Jessica Twitchell at J_Twitch@uncg.edu.

Not a part of a student organization? Register to volunteer as an individual! Tunnel of Oppression cannot run smoothly without the help of volunteers, so if you are interested please SIGN-UP TO VOLUNTEER HERE.

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@uncg.edu or 336-334-5090.