Human Rights Events on Monday, November 5, 2007

 St. Thomas Aquinas, The Roman Catholic Center at UConn presents: “What is really going on in Palestine and what is the U.S. role: Eyewitness accounts from the Connecticut-based Middle East Crisis Committee”  Speakers are Stanley Heller and Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh. 

Monday, November 5, 2007 @7:30 p.m.

The Aquinas Center at UConn

46 N. Eagleville Rd, Storrs, CT

Also, the Tunnel of Oppression will be beginning on Monday as well and continuing through Tuesday November 6.

The Tunnel of Oppression is a series of rooms designed to advance and disseminate knowledge about issues of oppression and encourage participants to reflect upon the questions raised by hatred and ignorance. This program illustrates the struggles of others while looking at current egregious acts that occur in our nation and around the world. Participants in the program are led on a guided tour through eight “rooms of oppression” and then participate in a short, facilitated debriefing/processing of their experience.

Individual Rooms will be focused on the following issues:

* Racism * Domestic Violence/ Sexual Assault * STDs * Substance Abuse * Homophobia/Transphobia * Disordered Eating  * Depression/Suicide * Broken Systems

The program will occur on the following dates and times

Tuesday November 6th from 1:00-6:00 Rooms 304A, B, C of the Student Union

Wednesday November 7th from 10:00-2:00 Rooms 304A, B, C of the Student Union.  Groups of 8-10 participates will be guided through the experience every ten minutes starting at the top of each hour.