image001Winona State University will host the Tunnel of Oppression from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 16, through Wednesday, March 18, in the Oak and Dining Rooms, Kryzsko Commons.

The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive display of the numerous types of oppression faced by people everyday. Participants will learn about diversity and privilege in various activities when navigating through the tunnel.

The Tunnel of Oppression will also include a special event each evening.

At 7 p.m. March 16 in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons, a student panel from Winona Senior High School’s Fortitude (Forever On Route to Independence, Tolerance, Understanding, Development and Education) will present on experiences with oppression, including racism, sexism and body image, while living and growing up in the Winona community.

At 7 p.m. March 17 in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall, trans activist CeCe McDonald will present “Black Trans Lives Matter: CeCe McDonald on Racism, Mass Incarceration, and Trans Liberation.”

The final event at 7 p.m. March 18 in East Hall will feature a panel comprised of WSU administration, faculty and staff.

The Tunnel of Oppression is sponsored by the KEAP Diversity Resource Center, WSU’s Inclusion and Diversity Office, and Student Senate.

For more information, contact Alexander Hines at




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