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'Tunnel of Oppression' to Highlight Issues of Intolerance and Injustice
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The University will present an interactive, multimedia tour highlighting issues of oppression and intolerance in our society. Known as the “Tunnel of Oppression,” the program has been held on college and university campuses throughout the country.
It will take place at the University of Hartford on Friday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in various locations throughout Gengras Student Union. The program is free and open to all members of the University community, including students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
Participants will go on a 35-minute guided “tour” where issues of oppression will be raised using skits, scenarios, and exhibits, in an effort to both educate and create awareness about real problems that occur in our community. Topics that will be covered include, but are not limited to, domestic violence, homelessness, racism, body image, hate crimes, homophobia, and socioeconomic issues.
The “Tunnel of Oppression” is being hosted by the Office of Residential Life, in collaboration with the Connections Health Education and Wellness Center, Residence Hall Association, Village Community Council, Center for Community Service, Learning Plus, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Multicultural Programs including CASA, BSU and NSBE.
For further information, please call Marsha Dawson or John Hernandez in the Office of Residential Life, at (860) 768-7792.