Boise State students host "Tunnel of Oppression"

Posted at 4:42 PM, Nov 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-17 00:49:29-05

BOISE, Idaho — Boise State students hosted an interactive theater experience on Saturday that showed people what it's like to live with discrimination.

The "Tunnel of Oppression" features both past and present scenes that help visitors understand oppression and it's effects.

This year, the students focused on the "Black Lives Matter" movement.

Chloe Scott - a Boise State student - said the project combines her passion for shining light on social injustices, with her studies as a media arts student.

"I wanted to pursue this major because I wanted to use the very thing that's given us these stereotypes and reinforced those prejudices and subconscious biases and use that same form to educate and break down those barriers," said Scott.

"Tunnel of Oppression" started as a grassroots movement at Western Illinois University and has spread to many universities across the country.

Several students said they look forward to this project every year.