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Tunnel Comments

What did you think about your Tunnel experience?

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  1.   Sara Glasure Says:

    I thought this experience was eye opening and has made me much more aware of how hurtful certain words can be.

  2.   Alex Robinson Says:

    My Tunnel experience reminded me of the many forms of oppression human beings face every day. It made me reflect on my own efforts to encourage change and work toward a better world. The experience made me think of who I am and what I consider positive change.

    I’m really in the mood to spread words of equality!

  3.   Anastasia Sweet Says:

    My tunnel experience was very powerful. I actually teared up reading the stories of young men who killed themselves because they were bullied for being gay. The fact that there could someone hateful enough to make another person not value their own life, is beyond my realm of understanding. It just really touched me that so many lifes have been ended just because of identity markers.

  4.   Kaitlyn Bailey Says:

    I absolutely loved the Tunnel of Oppression. I can identify with several of the “groups” represented and am glad to see that there are so many others who are willing to stand up against the stereotypes placed on me. What’s even more interesting to me, however, is the plethora of other “groups” represented in the various rooms. It is easy to forget about what everyone else is dealing with when you have been “othered” yourself. I appreciate the reminder that everyone needs someone to stand up for them at some point or another. I also appreciate the encouragement to not be a bystander. This is something I think a lot of people really struggle with, including myself. The Tunnel of Oppression really is an eye-opening experience.

  5.   Molly Fessel Says:

    Always work to further educate yourself and make yourself a better person! This event is eye-opening, take what you learned and spread it, make the world a better place.

  6.   Molly Fessel Says:

    I learned how artificial they portray women in American to be. Also for the country to talk and preach so much about equality and rightsn but they treat immigrants that come here to better themselves and families like scum when they do a lot more work that many of the people that live in this country. Coming from a family that immigrated here it disgusts me how some people act towards immigrants when a large majority of people’s parent are most likely from another country and the U.S was founded by immigrants.

  7.   dkrentz Says:

    As an RA, often times we get the idea that we are now prepared to handle any situation involving diversity, bias, injustice, discrimination etc. Somehow, two weeks of RA training (with one day focused on diversity) has made us masters of the subject. However, I am constantly humbled by the things I expose and re-expose myself to in the name of diversity. Much of the material in the tunnel were things I have already dealt with, but it re-triggered a response of awe, remorse, and humble pride. I remain eager to become better equipped at dealing with situations that involve issues of diversity.

  8.   lesliep Says:

    The tunnel was a great place to reflect and encourage others to take a long look at the things that are a part of their cultural structure. I was really touched by the piece on male image because men really need to get attention in the conversation about image and pressure. I hope everyone has a chance to take an independently motivated exploration of this safe zone.

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