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SOCIAL JUSTICE AND DIVERSITY COMMITTEE

The Social Justice and Diversity Committee works to create experiences with the goal of bringing awareness to diverse groups of people on campus.

Tunnel of Oppression

The Tunnel of Oppression is an event held yearly by the Social Justice and Diversity Committee to spread awareness towards different identities and Social Justice issues. Participants will be able to navigate various activities surrounding topics such as Human Trafficking, Low Income & Poverty, Mental Health, Medical Bias, Violence Against Indigenous Peoples, and (Dis)-ability and Accessibility.

Social Justice and Diversity Week

Held every Spring, SJ&D Week is a week sponsored by RHA that brings students together to help understand the diverse and unique world we live in. The week focuses on intentional programming and activities that educate and encourage the campus community. 

RHA partners with University Housing and Dining Service's Social Justice Committee. This allows for a wide variety of programming and events. Some of these events include the Tunnel of Oppression and the Writing on the Wall project. The wall represents the barriers of hatred and intolerance that separates us as human beings. The wall stands for four days and on the fourth day students and the community will be invited to help tear down the wall, tearing down the barriers between the EIU community.

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