Anti-Hate Week: A week-long awareness event that includes a noted speaker, a series of workshops, movies followed by discussion, and our Tunnel of Oppression event. The Tunnel of Oppression allows you to step outside of your comfort zone and walk through the experience of a number of oppressed groups. You will have the chance to think, feel and talk out the prevalent issues occurring in society.
2012 Anti-Hate Week Events:
Monday, October 1 – Wall of Hate (Sponsored by NCC Thinks)
11:30 am to 1 pm and 5 to 7 pm, Outside of Kaufman
NCC Thinks is a student movement to address the many derogatory terms used in today’s society and to raise awareness about the negative effects these terms have in others’ lives. Students will have a chance to write down all the derogatory words that have been said to them and others close to them on the Wall of Hate and sign the NCC Thinks pledge.
Tuesday, October 2 — Keynote Speaker: Alex Sanchez
7 pm, Upstairs WAC
A renowned young adult author of the "Rainbow Boys" trilogy of teen novels, Sanchez will talk about his personal experiences growing up as a gay Mexican immigrant. He will also discuss how homophobia hurts everyone and how he came to write the books that enabled him to break down barriers in life. He earned a master's degree in guidance and counseling from Old Dominion University and worked for many years as a youth and family counselor. His newest novel, "Boyfriends with Girlfriends," was released in 2011.
Wednesday, October 3 – Tunnel of Oppression
4 pm to 8 pm, Upstairs WAC
The Tunnel of Oppression is a multimedia tour designed to challenge peoples' ideas and perceptions of issues dealing with oppression. The Tunnel experience involves participants touring a series of rooms that present interactive skits and various media (videos, sound, images) to raise awareness of acts of oppression that exist globally and on our own campus. To sign up to tour the Tunnel of Oppression please stop by the White Activities Center front desk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, October 5 – Open Mic Night at the Union (Sponsored by the Office of Ministry and Service)
7pm, 129 W. Benton Ave
Enjoy a night of student talent at The Union including pieces addressing discrimination and oppression. The “transformed” Wall of Hate will also be unveiled.