BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Merrimack//NONSGML v1.0//EN X-WR-CALNAME:Merrimack Events BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20130310T070000 RDATE:20130310T070000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:STANDARD TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20131103T060000 RDATE:20131103T060000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20130301T100000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20130301T170000 LOCATION:Rogers Center for the Arts SUMMARY:Tunnel of Oppresssion DESCRIPTION:On Friday and Saturday\, March 1 and 2\, 2013\, the Merrimack community is invited to The Tunnel of Oppression\, an immersive experience which introduces participants to oppression in its various forms.  The tunnel will be open on Friday\, March 1st from 12:00-5:00 pm and on Saturday March 2nd from 10:00-3:00 pm and tours will begin every 30 minutes.  At the end of the tunnel\, participants are provided with the opportunity to discuss their experiences with each other and facilitators will help participants reflect on their experiences.  Running time for the tunnel is around 50 minuets. The Tunnel of Oppression is a campus diversity initiative originally developed at Western Illinois University and is loosely based off of the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles\, CA.  The initiative stemmed from a homogeneous campus environment searching for a way to represent the realities of oppression.  The tunnel is designed to engage the emotions of participants and provide them with the opportunity to see\, touch\, hear\, and feel the realities of oppression as a step towards creating diversity awareness.  Themes for this years tunnel include: Classism\, Sexism\, Heterosexism\, Religion\, and Racism.Due to limited space\, reservations are recommended\, but walk-ins are always welcome.  Please contact Rebecca Teixeira at teixeirar@merrimack.edu with any questions\, concerns\, and reservation requests. X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

On Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, 2013, the Merrimack community is invited to The Tunnel of Oppression, an immersive experience which introduces participants to oppression in its various forms.  The tunnel will be open on Friday, March 1st from 12:00-5:00 pm and on Saturday March 2nd from 10:00-3:00 pm and tours will begin every 30 minutes.  At the end of the tunnel, participants are provided with the opportunity to discuss their experiences with each other and facilitators will help participants reflect on their experiences.  Running time for the tunnel is around 50 minuets. 


The Tunnel of Oppression is a campus diversity initiative originally developed at Western Illinois University and is loosely based off of the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, CA.  The initiative stemmed from a homogeneous campus environment searching for a way to represent the realities of oppression.  The tunnel is designed to engage the emotions of participants and provide them with the opportunity to see, touch, hear, and feel the realities of oppression as a step towards creating diversity awareness.  Themes for this years tunnel include: Classism, Sexism, Heterosexism, Religion, and Racism.


Due to limited space, reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome.  Please contact Rebecca Teixeira at teixeirar@merrimack.edu with any questions, concerns, and reservation requests.

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