Identities explored at ‘Room of Resistance’

DEENA MIGLIAZZO, Evergreen reporter

WSU will be holding tours to expose students to other social identities through the “Rooms of Resistance” tours starting Sunday.

All students, faculty and staff are recommended to participate in the tours at Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center taking place Nov. 12 – 14. Tours will begin at 5 p.m. and end with the final tour at 8 p.m. These tours will allow participants to learn perspectives and opinions different from their own, according to the news release.

“Rooms of Resistance” will use an interactive museum tour approach. Participants will be placed in groups that remain with one another throughout various presentations and activities on social identities.

This program was previously known as “Tunnel of Oppression,” which started in 1993 at Western Illinois University in hopes of creating a safer environment by helping students become more accepting of other ideas. In 2004, WSU held their first “Tunnel of Oppression” in Davis Residence Hall. WSU has been holding “Rooms for Resistance” for the past 12 years, according to the WSU Residence Life website.

Reporting by Deena Migliazzo