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phone: 208-885-4285
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Boxes and Walls -Awareness Through Diversity


Boxes and Walls Boxes and Walls personalizes oppression and the importance of activism by "bringing it home" for the individual. Participants are led by a tour guide through a series of "rooms". Each room is designed to focus on a historically oppressed group, culture, or social justice concern named by students.

Along the way, participants are placed into situations, doing activities, while being confronted with a wealth of information.

The Boxes & Walls experience gives us all a glimpse of what being part of each group might be like, both historically and in the present day.


This experiential opportunity will help to understand oppression and its effects on our community. Then take action and advocate for breaking down the Walls!
Each year, the University of Idaho “Boxes and Walls” committee will identity four themes in which each represent a marginalized group of people. Those who participate in "Boxes and Walls" will be guided through four rooms; each representing a theme.

The themes this year will include issues of oppression affecting: 

  1. Poverty & Privilege
  2. Power Based Violence
  3. Language
  4. Ability & Access
  5. Identity & Stereotype

2015 Tours:

Thursday, March 5th 1:00 - 7:00 pm
Friday, March 6th 1:00 - 7:00 pm


Map of Wallace Residence Hall Wings

Gooding Wing, Wallace Complex, University of Idaho

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Julia Keleher
Email: boxesandwalls@uidaho.edu
Phone: 208.885.6583

Special thank you to our sponsors: ASUI, ATVP, Center for Volunteerism and Social ActionCollege Assitance Migrant Program, Diversity and Human Rights, LGBTQA Office, Native American Student Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs, University Housing, Violence Prevention Programs, Counseling & Testing Center, and Women's Center