Every week of MLK Day, pictures, posters, documents and displays hang in Ward Hall’s basement depicting forms of oppression in the United States. The Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS) organizes this event each year. Some of the topics covered in the 2016 Tunnel of Oppression were racism, sexism, various forms of privilege, religion, the Syrian refugee crisis, sexual orientation, gender identity and many more.
“It’s not about assigning guilt, and it’s not about feeling shame, but it’s about turning whatever emotion you have while walking through the exhibit into awareness or action,” said the hall director of Cramer Hall, Joseph Rolnicki, who helped plan the 2016 exhibit.
To see last year’s Tunnel of Oppression coverage, click here.