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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 Race, Mental Health, Sexual Violence, LGBTQ+, Poverty, Food Insecurity, (Dis)-Ability.

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
  • Smashing Hate project, where students can write hateful things on a tile and then smash it. 
  • Identity Sand where students can make a jar with sand that represents their many identities, a poetry slam where students can share their stories.
  • Cardboard City where we will create a city out of cardboard in the quad to show homelessness in Coles County/College-aged students.
  • A passive fashion show to show what society deems business casual v.s. identities

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