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phone: 208-885-4285
fax: (208) 885-6558
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875 Peremeter Drive MS 3106
Moscow, ID 83844-3106

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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
  2. Privilege
  3. Language
  4. Ability


Thursday, April 10th 2:00-8:00pm
Friday, April 11th 4:00-8:00pm
Saturday, April 12th 4:00-8:00pm


Map of Wallace Residence Hall Wings

Gooding Wing, Wallace Complex, University of Idaho

 Rooms by: 
- Amnesty International,
Black Student Union,
Gender and Sexuality Alliance,
- Lambda Theta Phi & Interested Men of Lambda Theta Phi,
Native American Student Association,
Organizacion de Estudiantes Latino Americanos,
Women's Center

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Julia Keleher
Phone: 208.885.6583

Special thank you to our sponsors: ASUI, ATVPCollege Assitance Migrant Program, Diversity and Human Rights, LGBTQA Office, Native American Student Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs, University Housing, and Women's Center