The DC Explorers Message Board › New Meetup: DC Museum Mixer-- Race: Are we so different?
Announcing a new Meetup for The DC Explorers!
What: DC Museum Mixer-- Race: Are we so different?
When: Thursday, August 11, 2011 7:45 PM
Price: $25.00 per person
Where: Natural History Museum
10th St NW & Constitution Ave NW
Washington, MD 20004
Spend an evening at the Natural History Museum with fellow explorers viewing the exhibition Race: Are We So Different? and mingling with the exhibit's curator Mary Jo Arnoldi and Smithsonian scholars Alcione Amos, curator, Anacostia Community Museum; Gabrielle Tayac, historian, American Indian Museum; Konrad Ng, director, Asian Pacific American Program; and Pawan Dhingra, curator, Asian Pacific American Program. Discuss the science behind the way we look and the ideas that shape our cultural identities, and emerge with a fresh understanding and perhaps a new way of thinking about race.
Today, contemporary scientific understanding of human variation is beginning to challenge "racial" differences, and even question the very concept of race.
RACE: Are We So Different?, developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, is the first national 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.
Check it out!