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Tunnel of Oppression

picture of a tunnel with girl sitting in middle and grafitti saying 'mental health', 'mass shooting', 'body image', and 'voting'


The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive, immersive presentation meant to raise awareness and explore different types of oppression. Participants will have a 25 minute guided tour through rooms representing different types of oppression. The tour finishes in the 'Room of Hope' where participants have the opportunity to reflect on their experience and emotions with trained university representatives including trained counselors from Counseling & Psychological Services.

Fall 2019 Dates:

Wednesday, November 13th
Thursday, November 14th
9:00am - 11:20am and 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Blue Ridge Conference Center

The Department Intercultural Affairs' Fall 2019 Tunnel of Oppression theme is The Labels We Wear: Microaggressions. Rooms will explore Mental Health, Voting/Political Climate, Mass Shootings, Access to Health Care and Body Image. Registration for individuals is recommended but not required. If you are a faculty member and would like to register your class to attend, please email

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