The Tunnel of Oppression is a 20-30 minute interactive theater event directed, written and performed by Boise State University students that will challenge the way viewers think about marginalized groups.
From 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Student Union Simplot Ballroom, participants have the opportunity to find out what it’s like to face biases in employment and housing discrimination, or how communities of color are affected during natural disasters.
This year’s Tunnel of Oppression themes are based on current events that have dominated the news in the past year. These topics have been selected by a student committee for enactment to illustrate this year’s theme:
- Entry – The Death of our Mothers: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
- Dreamers: The DACA Decision
- Deported Veterans; American Heroes
- LGBTQ in limbo: Seeking Asylum
- Separation of Families on the border – A Family Divided
Participants will have opportunities to debrief and discuss their reactions following the performances.