Tunnel of Oppression is an event where spectators witness various types of discrimination, hate and oppression. Participants walk through a room and witness skits that are centered on prevalent issues of hate that affect our society today. Viewers walking by and not speaking up against the oppression that they see is meant to mirror our society’s general silence and taboo over many of these forms of oppression. After participants walk through the room, they are required to partake in a group-processing forum, which is hosted by SUNY New Paltz’s Psychological Counseling Center.
The goal of this event is to get people to not only remember that many of these issues still plague our society, but that we all have a duty to speak up, out and against any form of oppression that we see. The Tunnel of Oppression is a tunnel that demonstrates the many acts of oppression that students face in their day to day routine.