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KU Office of Multicultural Affairs Creates “Tunnel of Oppression”

We’ve all heard the saying, ‘take a walk in someone else’s shoes,’ but the Office of Multicultural Affairs wants to take that a step further.

While walking through what they call the Oppression Tunnel, people get to see first hand what marginalized groups experience everyday. Things like being detained by immigration authorities or racial profiling. The Office of Multicultural Affairs hopes people will take their experiences in the tunnel and rethink their own behaviors to create a better society.

“There are multiple forms of oppression that we cover and so its important for people to be educated about it and for folks to recognize maybe some problematic things we do and have conversations with friends and relatives,” says OMA Program Coordinator Emily Gullickson.

The tunnel is located in the Sabatini Resource Center and will be open from 9-5 p.m. until Friday.