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Tunnel of Oppression

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 experience biased behaviors and the perpetuation of racist stereotypes.

This year, Tunnel of Oppression will be delivered online in a documentary format using first-person narratives. The date of the full-length film is to be announced.



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Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive theater experience. Participants walk through different theaters designed to display oppression of marginalized groups. It started as a campus grassroots diversity program at Western Illinois University and can now be found at many colleges and universities around the nation. Inspiration from the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles was used as a template for the first Tunnel of Oppression. The Tunnel of Oppression at Boise State is directed, written and performed by Boise State students. If you’d like to join the planning committee and help to create upcoming Tunnel of Oppression events, please email

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