Southern Illinois students hold ‘nap-ins’ to ‘generate dreams of diversity’

Southern Illinois students hold ‘nap-ins’ to ‘generate dreams of diversity’
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[Ed. – Once again, making thermonuclear war on parody.]

At a college in Illinois, students seemingly believe that the best way to effect social change is to go to sleep. No, seriously.

“The nap-ins are part of the internal journey to diversity,” student coordinator Marissa Amposta, a senior studying art at Southern Illinois University (SIU), told the Daily Egyptian, the student newspaper. “All dreams start while sleeping.”

Amposta is facilitating four, two-hour sleep sessions in March for Women’s History Month, setting up a safe space in the rotunda of Morris Library. She said the sessions are meant to “internally generate student dreams of diversity.”

The nap-ins are part of the Dreaming Diversity Art Installation established Monday, the Daily Egyptian reported. The installation is a 15-foot-long fabric scroll hanging in the middle of the library rotunda, where students will write their dreams on pieces of fabric and paper. Amposta also said that a “labyrinth” will be set up in the rotunda, surrounding the scroll, “to help guide students to their dreams.”

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