Tunnel of Oppression

Tunnel of Oppression

The Department of Housing and Residential Education puts on its annual production, Tunnel of Oppression every spring. Tunnel of Oppression is a tour in which students experience for themselves depictions of different forms of oppression. Tunnel of Oppression engages students through acting, monologues, and multimedia. Through the program, students will experience many scenes of oppression including ability, class, body image, immigration, homophobia, genocide, religious oppression, relationship violence, and race, cyber bullying.

Tunnel of Oppression is unique because all of the scenes have been written expressly for the UNC student audience. Some scenes are even direct monologues from students on campus, while others explore issues of local interest such as immigration. After experiencing the Tunnel, students participate in an active 30-minute processing session to discuss the experience and engage in how they can “rethink their role” in creating positive social change. 

For more information, visit the program’s facebook page