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Tunnel of Oppression now on display

Posted Mar. 16, 2010

Trumbull Campus Tunnel of Oppression
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.