Students are raising awareness of oppression

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On April 16, 2009

Residential life and leadership and cultural programs have been working with a group of students to implement a program geared toward raising awareness about oppression. The campus is invited to participate in “Miners Picking Away at Oppression,” to be held in Thomas Jefferson Residential Hall Tuesday, April 21, through Friday, April 24.

“Miners Picking Away at Oppression” is modeled after two programs sponsored across the country called “Tunnel of Oppression” and “Boxes and Walls.” These programs are designed to open participants’ eyes to the diversity around them and to the ways people may be oppressed.

Groups, classes, offices or individuals seeking to raise awareness are welcome. Participants will receive a 40-minute guided tour of a residence hall floor where 11 topics of oppression will be presented.

Reservations are available from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 21; 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 22; 5-9 p.m. Thursday, April 23; and 3-5 p.m. Friday, April 24. To reserve your space for a tour, please contact Mary Lou Barkley at 341-7814.

Open times are from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 23, and from 3-4 p.m. Friday, April 24. Tours will leave every 20 minutes.

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