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The Lemon Grove Incident

Readers in San Diego, mark your calendars!

In conjunction with the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit, the San Diego Museum of Man will be hosting a series of special events highlighting the Lemon Grove Incident.

  • Saturday, March 19th:
    Roberto Alvarez, Ph.D., UCSD, Ethnic Studies, and Director of the Center for Global California Studies, will discuss the nation’s first successful school desegregation court case of 1930, which occurred in San Diego County’s own Lemon Grove. The lecture will provide an overview of the court case in the context of race desegregation in the U.S. prior to 1954 Brown vs. the Board. The presentation emphasizes the role of the Mexican-American and immigrant populations in U.S. school desegregation and features a docu-drama.
    Read event coverage on La Prensa San Diego.
  • Saturday, March 26th:
     The Lemon Grove Oral History Project Team will present a preview screening of a short documentary of the Lemon Grove community in the 1930s, and feature the former students of the 1930s impacted by the court case. Lemon Grove community residents will be present during this follow-up presentation to Dr. Alvarez’s lecture.

For details on these events and other upcoming events at the San Diego Museum of Man, click here.

Can’t make it to San Diego? Visit the RACE: Are We So Different? virtual exhibit.

Race for RACE

 Lace up your running shoes this April in the Race for RACE.

In memory of Alan Jaffe, the San Diego Museum of Man is hosting their very first 5k run. The race will start and finish in front of the San Diego Museum of Man. The course runs through beautiful Balboa Park.

Sign up now for early bird registration! All proceeds benefit the Monarch School and the San Diego Museum of Man educational programs, aimed at promoting acceptance through education.

For complete event details and to register, click here.

Past President Yolanda Moses Speaks on RACE

The RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit opened last weekend at the San Diego Museum of Man. AAA Past President, Yolanda Moses joins Micah Parzen, Executive Director of the San Diego Museum of Man in an interview on KPBS radio show These Days, hosted by Maureen Cavanaugh.

These Days decribes the topic of race as:
The idea of looking into the history and science of race might have been a powder-keg topic for a museum exhibit just a few years ago. But, America’s attitudes and demographics are changing. And at the same time, our cultural and scientific understanding of the different races of humans has improved by leaps and bounds.

 For the complete story and to listen to the broadcast, click here.

Museum of Man opens RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit

Running on the heels of this morning’s video roundup, be sure to check out the San Diego Museum of Man’s RACE commercial:

If you are a member of the San Diego Museum of Man, check out the new RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit tonight at a special member’s only event.

The RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit opens for the general public tomorrow, Saturday, February 12. The exhibit runs until May 15. Check out the San Diego Museum of Man’s website for complete details.

Not in San Diego this weekend? Visit RACE’s virtual exhibit!

RACE exhibit spurs discussion from Boston to San Diego

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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