Tunnel Of Oppression At Texas Tech in February
Have you ever wanted to experience oppression in a "hands-on way"? On February 6 and 7 you will have your chance inside the Student Union Building at Texas Tech.
According to Texas Tech's website, the Tunnel of Oppression began as a diversity program in 1993 at Western Illinois University. At Texas Tech, those who attend the Tunnel of Oppression will encounter different forms of oppression. According to the event's website, participants will experience racism, relationship violence, bias, privilege, body image oppression, and much more. You can see the full list here.
As you can see in the video below, Tunnels of Oppression involve people yelling at you, getting in your face, and short monologues. (WARNING: NSFW Language in the video below)
Those wanting to experience simulated oppression are asked to make reservations and to set aside 45 minutes to an hour to complete the tunnel and "processing session".
The Tunnel of Oppression will be open at Texas Tech Monday, February 6 from 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.