“Boxes and Walls," a national program best described as an interactive oppression museum, will make its annual appearance at Stritch Nov. 12-16 in the Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center.
Each "room" presents a diversity-related experience that
allows visitors to feel what it is like to be in someone else’s shoes. The
rooms at Stritch focus on gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation,
religion, and socioeconomic status. The program allows participants to feel the oppression that
many of our students live with on a daily basis.
The following formats are available to best suit
participants’ schedules and needs:
Traditional tours: Organizers
will lead tour groups through an interactive experience that incorporates
activities in each room. At the end of the program, groups will meet with a
staff or faculty member to process their experience. Tours take a little over
an hour and can be scheduled for any time during the week.
Please contact Jenni Herrick at firstname.lastname@example.org
to set up a tour.
This year, the program will offer walk-through tours Monday through Thursday
from 4 -7 p.m., as well as Friday 9 -11 a.m. Participants will follow a self-guided tour
that incorporates reflection prompts.
Class experiences: Faculty
members who wish to bring students during their class period or would like students
to participate for credit may contact Jenni Herrick at email@example.com to create a
format for the group.
Stritch’s presentation of “Boxes and Walls” is modeled after
a program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
“Boxes and Walls’ is sponsored by Student
Development in coordination with the First Year Experience program.