University Housing is sponsoring the Tunnel of Awareness 2016 series for the third consecutive year at USC. Tunnel of Awareness is a literal tunnel containing a series of exhibits that allows participants to gain greater insight on various social injustices that plague local communities and areas across the country. Each portion of the exhibit will offer multiple perspectives on a wide variety of social awareness topics, such as racial and transgender issues and topics regarding mental health.
The exhibit is not an attempt to force a change of opinion in participants, but it works to ensure that everyone who visits the exhibit leaves with a greater understanding of the discussed topics. Participants will also be given the opportunity to connect with like-minded people in the community and learn about ways to effect change within the USC campus and beyond. Last year's event garnered over 500 people who walked through the tunnel.
Tunnel of Awareness will be held in the Russell House Ballroom on Sunday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those planning to attend are encouraged to register ahead of time to avoid waiting in line and should allow about an hour from registration to walk through the tunnel and view the various exhibits. Attendees should present their CarolinaCard upon arrival.