Common stereotypes are challenged through the “Boxes and Walls” activity.

More than 90 students at the Winona Campus participated in “Boxes and Walls,” an interactive experience to demonstrate common stereotypes. Sponsored by the Wellness Center and Residence Life, the Unity in Diversity exercise featured tours of four rooms, where participants were faced with various issues concerning diversity and oppression.

Activities and discussions were designed to help students think outside of the box and start tearing down walls that might be built by preconceptions and life perspectives. The hope is that students will better understand the challenges others deal with on a daily basis, and learn how to approach differences with respect.