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Tunnel of Oppression to Raise Awareness of Global Issues

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 9, 2009) - A SUNY Plattsburgh student organization is challenging how people perceive oppression and diversity.As a part of SUNY Plattsburgh's National Hazing Prevention Week, the Multicultural Alliance will lead students through "The Tunnel of Oppression" to raise awareness on acts of oppression that exist globally and in our society.

The event will consist of interactive skits, various multimedia presentations, and role-playing as participants travel from one Angell College Center meeting room to the next on Sept. 24 from noon to 2 p.m.

"It's going to be an intense experience about diversity all at one time," said Michelle Mora, Student Association vice president for organizations. "We hope to engage SUNY Plattsburgh's students in a conversation that won't happen in their everyday life."

Following the tour, which takes participants about 20 minutes to complete, members of the Multicultural Alliance will facilitate a constructive conversation on the topics.

For more information about "The Tunnel of Oppression," contact Mora at [email protected] or Michael White, coordinator of organizational development at [email protected] .

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