When Boston’s Museum of Science opened its doors this past weekend to debut the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit, the museum challenged Bostonians to learn and discuss the common assumptions about differences amongst people. Discussions certainly have the buzz around the city these days; here’s a roundup of the latest:
Callie Crossley, of The Callie Crossley Show on Boston’s NPR station WGBH, interviewed Evelynn Hammonds, Dean of Harvard College and a professor of the history of science. In their discussion, they look at the scientific approach to race and the impact of historical and cultural influences. Listen to the episode: Callie Crossley – RACE episode
Jody Feinberg, reporter for The Patriot Ledger, interviews museum attendees on their perspective of race in relation to the cultural versus biological differences amongst people. She speaks with AAA member, Alan Goodman and the chairwoman for the museum’s educational team, Nina Catubig Nolan, about the concepts and goals of the exhibit. Fienberg also highlights the variety of programs and activities that the Museum of Science offers in tandem with the exhibit. Read Jody’s article here.
The 10th grade students of the Community Charter School of Cambridge welcomed media during a the exhibit’s press preview. Wicked Local Cambridge interviewed students and teachers on their experience with the RACE exhibit. Click here for the article.
A second RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit will debut next month at the San Diego Museum of Man. An exhibit sponsor, Luce Forward announced it will host a private showing of the exhibit in February in recognition of the diversity of the legal community. View the announcement here.
For additional information on RACE: Are We So Different?, visit the RACE website.
Want to read more press coverage on RACE: Are We So Different? Visit RACE in the News.
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