Trainings and Activities
Exhibit: RACE: Are we so different? | Sept. 28, 2013-Jan. 5, 2014
This exhibition was developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota in collaboration with the American Anthropological Association. Since its original run in 2007, RACE has sparked conversation and contemplation at institutions in over 25 cities all across the United States. By deconstructing historical, scientific and social ideas of race, the exhibit helps guests understand what race is and more importantly, what race is not. It accomplishes this by focusing on three main themes: the everyday experience of race, the history of the idea of race in the United States and the science that is challenging some commonly held ideas about race.
Contemporary scientific understandings of race and human variation are more complex than most people realize. RACE provides an informative starting point for guests to re-evaluate their own beliefs and their everyday experiences through hard scientific data, compelling personal stories and hands-on activities that creatively challenge guests to "see" through a different lens.
Seattle and the greater metropolitan area is a uniquely diverse place with its own rich history and set of racial and cultural storylines. As the exhibit will show, racial identity goes far beyond the confined spectrum of black and white. As a proud Seattle institution and a trusted community resource, this is an incredible opportunity for Pacific Science Center to help encourage broad discussion by embracing Seattle's rich cultural diversity through the lens of science.
This exhibit is fully ADA accessible.
White Privilege Conference
March 26-29, 2014 | Madison, WI
Save the date for the WPC 15. The theme this year is "Building Relations! Strengthening Communities! Seeking Justice!" Find out more information here.