Boxes and Walls at the University of Idaho personalizes oppression and the importance of activism by “bringing it home” for the individual. Participants are led by a tour guide through a series of “rooms”. The tours will be held April 10th-12th in the Gooding Wing of the Wallace Complex residence hall on the University of Idaho campus.
Tour times: Thursday, April 10th 2:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 11th 4:oo-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 12th 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Each room is designed to focus on a historically oppressed group, culture, or social justice concern named by students. Along the way, participants are placed into situations, doing activities, while being confronted with a wealth of information. The Boxes & Walls experience gives us all a glimpse of what being part of each group might be like, both historically and in the present day. The themes this year will include issues of oppression affecting: Poverty, Privilege, Language, and Ability.
For more information, contact Julia Keleher:
Phone: (208) 885-6583
Rooms by: Amnesty International, Black Student Union, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Lambda Theta Phi & Interested Men of Lambda Theta Phi, Native American Student Association, Organizacion de Estudiantes Latino Americanos, UNITY, and the UI Women’s Center.
Sponsored by: ASUI, College Assitance Migrant Program, Diversity and Human Rights, LGBTQA Office, Native American Student Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs, University Housing, and Women’s Center