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Experience the Tunnel of Oppression

By: taylorreeves737   Published 2:21 pm / October 26, 2017

The Tunnel of Oppression is a 20-30 minute interactive theater that will challenge the way you think about marginalized groups. Find out what it’s like to face biases in employment and housing discrimination or how communities of color are affected during natural disasters.

Two sessions are planned: from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. Both sessions will be held in the Simplot Ballroom, Student Union Building.

This year’s Tunnel of Oppression themes are based on current events that have dominated the news in the past year and are selected by a student committee. The Tunnel of Oppression at Boise State is directed, written and performed by Boise State students.

Six topics have been selected for enactment to illustrate this year’s theme:

  • Immigration/deportation
  • Communities of color affected during natural disasters
  • Employment and housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Idaho
  • Trump’s military trans ban
  • Southern Confederate statues being removed
  • White terrorism

Participants will have opportunities to debrief and discuss their reactions following the performances.

For more information or to register for this event, please visit