IWU Students Present a Mini Tunnel of Oppression

Published 05/27 2014 06:20PM

Updated 05/27 2014 06:41PM

BLOOMINGTON- Illinois Wesleyan students are trying to change the community's perception of Bloomington's West Side.

On Tuesday at the Ames Library, students presented a "Mini Tunnel of Oppression."

It explored issues such as discrimination and prejudice.

One class focused its project on the misconceptions of the West Side of Bloomington.

Through a survey, they discovered that less than 19% of people had positive things to say about the West Side.

But through class trips, students discovered the area has a lot to offer.

Students hope by displaying their findings, they can help create a positive outlook and a sense of pride for the Bloomington community.

"It's a community of people that are trying to help each other. Everybody is putting in what they have and I think it is just lovely and I think that they can use help. Everybody can use help. I just hope that they take a second look at the West Side of Bloomington and see that," stated Alycia Klika, an IWU Junior.

IWU students encourage people to make positive changes to the West Side by taking time to volunteer on community projects.

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