Santa Clara University

Office for Multicultural Learning

Tunnel of Oppression

  • iconWhat is Tunnel of Oppression?

    Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive program that highlights contemporary issues of oppression in its various forms. The program is designed to introduce participants to the concepts of oppression, privilege, and power as well as educate and challenge them to think more deeply about related issues.

  • iconWho Should Participate?

    Students interested in participating in an interactive program that challenges them to learn about and think critically about topics of oppression, power, and privilege.

  • iconWhat Will You Learn?

    By participating in this program, students will be able to gain knowledge of current topics related to oppression, power, and privilege.

  • iconHow Will You Learn It?

    Students participate in this program by walking through a simulated tunnel with stations or booths throughout the path that focus on a different topic. Each station may deliver information or create an experience in various manners that stimulate your mind or even jar your emotions. At the end of the Tunnel of Oppression is the Tunnel of Hope to offer participants opportunities to explore ways to address and improve upon the presented issues of oppression. There are also ways for participants to debrief what they experienced through silent reflection or facilitated discussion.

  • iconHave a Tunnel Exhibit

    Student organizations and University departments are invited to submit proposals to have an exhibit in the Tunnel of Oppression.

    >>> Proposal Form
    >>> Information Session Presentation

  • iconSchedule

    Tunnel of Oppression:
    "Expressions of Oppression & Hope in Our World"
    Monday, April 14, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Tuesday, April 15, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Wednesday, April 16, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Locatelli Center, Gathering Hall

  • iconExhibits By

    • Every 2 Minutes and 1-in-4
    • FACE AIDS
    • GASPED
    • Igwebuike
    • Interfaith Council
    • Multicultural Center (MCC)
    • Muslim Student Association
    • Office of Sustainability
    • Peer Health Educators
    • The Freedom Project: Students Against Human Trafficking
    • To Write Love on Her Arms
  • iconPresented By

    Center for Student Leadership
    Office for Multicultural Learning

  • iconFor More Information

    Co-Chairs: TBA
    Connie Chang: Advisor, Office for Multicultural Learning/Center for Student Leadership