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Edmonds CC presents first showing of “Tunnel of Intersections”

04/08/15

Edmonds Community College presents Tunnel of Intersections, April 21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and April 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Edmonds CC campus in Woodway Hall, Room 202, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibit features an interactive experience that will examine an array of intersections our community encounters on a daily basis.

In the Tunnel of Intersections, participants walk through several different interactive exhibits designed to express the oppression of marginalized groups that too often are invisible members of our community.

Each of the vignettes in the Tunnel of Intersections is the exclusive creative brainchild of Edmonds CC student groups.

Organizers hope this exhibit will spark healthy and vigorous discussion among participants and ultimately will lead to a deeper understanding and appreciation of how various members of our community cope on a daily basis with the intersections that are an integral part of their identities.

This exhibit is fashioned after the nationally-recognized “Tunnel of Oppression,” which was first created as a campus grassroots diversity program at Western Illinois University, and can now be found at many colleges and universities around the nation.

Locally, Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma has presented its version of this exhibit for several years now. Inspiration from the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles was used as a template for the first “Tunnel of Oppression”.

For a campus map and directions: www.edcc.edu/campus.

Read about the Tunnel of Intersections exhibit in the Edmonds Beacon.

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