Tunnel of Oppression - Penn State Altoona

Penn State Altoona presents Tunnel of Oppression

The Tunnel of Oppression will be at Penn State Altoona February 17 -18, 2014. It

is an interactive program highlighting contemporary issues and concepts of oppression, privilege,

and power.

The Tunnel of Oppression is a campus grassroots diversity program that originated in 1993 at

Western Illinois University. Using the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, California, as a

model, the Tunnel allows people to experience oppression in a hands-on way.

As they are guided through a series of scenes, students, faculty, and staff are challenged to

address their own biases, misconceptions, preconceived notions, stereotypes, and prejudices.

Ultimately, the Tunnel attempts to examine and fracture the barrier that divides those who are

victims of oppression from those who are not.

Afterward, participants experience the Tunnel of Hope which helps them explore ways to

address and improve upon the presented issues of oppression. There are also ways to debrief

what through silent refection or facilitated discussion.

The Tunnel is offered February 17 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., February 18 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and

5:30 – 8 p.m. in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.

More information is available at www.altoona.psu.edu/oied/tunnel.php online. The program is

sponsored by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm