Boxes & Walls
When is it?
February 14-17, 2011 we will once again be sponsoring Boxes and Walls, which will take place in Esker Hall from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm. The Office of Residence Life traditionally offers the Boxes and Walls experience every other year. When we last offered the program, more than 800 students experienced the event.
What is it?
Boxes & Walls is an interactive diversity experience created for our students and the entire UW-W community. Boxes and Walls can best be described as an interactive Haunted House type experience, but instead of walking through rooms full of ghouls and ghosts, the participant experiences various areas of diversity and oppression. Each room has a diversity-related experience that allows each participant to feel and/or sense what it feels like to experience life from various diverse perspectives. The experiences this year that we will be showcasing are African-American, Latino/Latina, Disability, GLBQ, Gender, and Socio-Economic Status. The power of this program is realized when the participants feel the daily oppression that many of our students live with on a daily basis. Our goal is that the program helps students experience diversity. Boxes and Walls educate students to tear down walls and throw away boxes that hold stereotypes.