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Tunnel of Oppression now on displayPosted Mar. 16, 2010
Generated and supported by the Kent State University at Trumbull Diversity Council, the 2010 edition of The Tunnel of Oppression was unveiled on Monday, March 15, 2010 in the Trumbull Campus Theatre/Library Building.
The purpose of such a project, according to Council members, is to evoke thought by removing spectators from their "comfort zones" and thereby "causing them to change their preconceived ideas about hate". The first Tunnel of Oppression created on the Trumbull Campus was organized and designed by Jennifer Lyles in 2009. The structure turned the hall leading from the Link building to the Theatre/Library building into a walk-through timeline of great and tragic events in African-American history.
The 2010 project has evolved into a cooperative experience that covers all sorts of angles upon the concept of oppression.
The Diversity Council wishes to thank the following individuals for their assistance with the project, including:
Tom Cooney - wood frame design/build out
Dr. Carol L. Robinson - plastic ceiling design/creation
Prof. Mary Wilson and Justice Studies students – poster design/creation
Dr. Carol L. Robinson and College Writing I classes – poster design/creation
Dr. Daniel-Raymond Nadon
Prof. Nancy Resh
Special thanks to Chris Cooney and Mark Natale for their assistance.