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RACE: Are we so different? October 6, 2012 through January 27, 2013


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About the Exhibit

Developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, RACE: Are We So Different? is the first nationally traveling exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States.

The exhibition brings together the everyday experience of living with race, its history as an idea, the role of science in that history, and the findings of contemporary science that are challenging its foundations.

Interactive exhibit components, historical artifacts, iconic objects, compelling photographs, multimedia presentations, and attractive graphic displays offer visitors an eye-opening look at its important subject matter.

ECHO's education team, along with community partners, has also put together a series of special events and programs and group program packages for school, university and professional groups. Programs have been designed to enrich the conversation about race as well as deepen our understanding of issues revolving around race within the U.S. and within the greater-Vermont community.

To learn more about the exhibition RACE: Are We So Different? please visit the Understanding Race website where you can view a virtual tour of the exhibit, access resources for students and adult learners, and use activities to learn more about the history, biology and culture of race: http://www.understandingrace.org/home.html.


RACE EXHIBIT HOSTS


Visit RACE: Are we so different? and interact with exhibit hosts who can answer questions, spark conversation and discuss ideas raised by the exhibit. Exhibit hosts volunteer their time to train with ECHO and CQ Strategies, a Vermont-based training collective focused on cultural competency and social justice work with local and regional organizations.

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