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Unity Week

One Voice, One Goal and One Campus

Celebrate the diversity of our UCM campus community through a week of events.  Each event is designed to education and celebrate the many unique aspects of our lives.

Unity Week 2019 will be held from February 18-21.

Schedule of Events

Tunnel of Oppression

Monday, Feb. 18 & Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 9 am - 5 pm

Union 234 (Union Cinema)

The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive experience. Participants walk through different rooms designed to display oppression of marginalized groups. The Tunnel of Oppression at UCM is directed, written and performed by UCM students.

Topic include but not limited too:

  •  The Exploits of the Underground Railroad 
  • Violence against LGBTQ + community
  • School to prison Pipeline
  • Racism
  • Islamophobia
  • Mental Illness

Unity Pole

Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 10am - 2 pm

Union Atrium

Created to raise consciousness about the labels we give ourselves and others and explore how those labels both support and limit building interconnected, interesting communities. Unity Pole is a larger-than-life structure that helps us celebrate our uniqueness and strengthens our ties to each other. The project consists of posts, each with identifiers such as, “I’m a parent; I speak English as a second language; I identify as LGBTQ,” etc. Participants tie colorful yarn to posts that reflect their identities. Their yarn intertwines with others’ to create a web of interconnectedness. In the end, we see that we are all connected by something, and it's our diversity that builds a strong and vibrant community.

Unity Pole is on display for a day after it has been completed in the Elliott Student Union Atrium.

Spoken Word Artist

Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 pm

Union 237B

Ashlee Haze is a two-time Women of the World Poetry Slam finalist and Southeast Regional Slam Champion. You may have seen her poems on Youtube, Huffington Post, For Harriet and many other media platforms where her poetry has been described as funny, heart wrenching, and most importantly, unapologetic.

Native American Culture

Thursday, Feb. 21 from 10 am - 2 pm

Union 219 Hallway

For this event participants will create a dreamcatcher and learn about it Native American origin, as it has been on the most fascinating traditions and assets to Native American culture for generations.

Speaker, Darryl Howard

Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 pm

WCM 200

Unity Week partners with LEAD and American Democracy Project (ADP) to bring in a speaker to campus. 

Darryl Howard will share his story of his work with the Innocence Project and how he was wrongly convicted and exonerated.

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Student Activities
Elliott Union 217
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Tel: (660 543-4007


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