Boxes & Walls: Oppression through History
Daily Event: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
Boxes & Walls returns to campus for the 5th year to challenge UK students and the Lexington community to tear down walls! Free tickets are available now on boxeswalls.eventbrite.com!
The diversity peer education group, CATalyst, are partnering with six other organizations to build a multicultural museum. The 5th annual Boxes & Walls experience will walk students through exhibits designed to personalize struggle and to educate attendees on the impact of oppression over time.
This year’s experience will take place on April 7-9th from 4-7 p.m. in the Center for Student Involvement, located in the Student Center. Tour groups are capped to 15 guests at a time, and tours begin every half-hour. Tickets are required for each tour departure time and are available online at http://boxeswalls.eventbrite.com.
Six participating organizations are working together to make this event possible: NAACP, African Student Association, Latino Student Association, Sexperts, UK Center for Community Outreach, and the International Student Council. In addition, UK partners include Residence Life, Office of Student Involvement and the Office of Institutional Diversity.
Keeping with this year’s theme—Oppression through Time—participating organizations are building their exhibits to reflect the impact of oppression on historically oppressed groups. The goal is to highlight that oppression wears many masks, but underlying similarities can unite efforts toward inclusion against the common enemy of discrimination. Overall, we hope attendees will leave with a sense of understanding and the desire to take part in making the community a safer and fairer place for all students.
We challenge UK students to think outside the box, so we can begin to tear down walls!
About Boxes & Walls
Boxes & Walls started at UK in 2010. Since then, Boxes & Walls has been a campus staple, with the help of students from a range of partnering organizations. Previous participating organizations include OUTsource, NAACP, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, VOX, Delta Phi Mu Sorority Inc., Young @ Heart, VIP Center, African Student Association, Black Student Union, Leadership and Service Living Learning Program, and more! Each year, over 200 participants go through the Boxes & Walls experience.
CATalyst is a group of student peer educators in the Office of Student Involvement. We work to educate campus on diversity and social justice with the goal of proactively moving the campus forward.
Find us on Twitter @UKcatalyst
Visit our website: ukcatalyst.org
To learn more about this event, please contact:
203 Student Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506
Office: (859) 257-6780
Fax: (859) 323-9820
Center for Student Involvment
106 Student Center
University of Kentucky
CATalyst Diversity Peer Educators are students teaching students about diversity and social justice. Visit us online at http://ukcatalyst.org.