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IU Northwest’s Amnesty International Club to celebrate ‘Eye on The Arab World’ Week March 26-28

‘Tunnel of Oppression’ interactive tour will shed light on issues of oppression

Wednesday Mar 20, 2013


Indiana University Northwest’s Amnesty International Club invites the campus and community to “Tunnel of Oppression,” an event with activities planned to promote awareness of the current issues regarding oppression and discrimination in the Arab World on Tuesday, March 26. The event, starting at 12 p.m., will take place in the Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium, located in the Savannah Center.

The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive event that brings light to current issues of oppression. During this event, attendees will walk through three different realistic scenarios of oppression acted out by IU Northwest volunteers.  The tours will take place every 15 minutes between 12 and 1 p.m.

Women’s and religious oppression and discrimination will be discussed from the Arab-Muslim perspective. Tour guides, Hasan Issa and Dana Alnahass, will guide the viewers through this theatrical journey and after each scene will conduct a group discussion of the details of the scene as well as the reactions of the viewers.

In addition, attendees will have a chance to discuss the knowledge they gained from the event regarding oppression and increased awareness of the issues. At the end of the event they will be encouraged to seek out opportunities to combat issues of oppression and discrimination. 

From 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday March 28, Anja Matwijkiw, Ph.D. from the Ethics Department will be speaking about current issues in Bahrain in the Gallery for Contemporary Art, located in the Savannah Center. Free soup and bread will be provided, courtesy of the Office of Student Activities.

The purpose of the IU Northwest Amnesty International Club is to educate the campus community about human rights and take action against injustices. This year the focus is on the Middle East/North Africa region.

For more information about the Tunnel of Oppression, contact Daya Devanathan at dayadeva@iun.edu or (219) 798-5630.

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