Posted on June 10, 2011 by Joslyn O.
Mark your calendars! The RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit is coming to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is summer.
Are you interested in conversations about science, history, and culture? Have you heard that the RACE: Are We So Different? traveling exhibition will open this month at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History? Please join us for a special lecture and discussion with Dr. Yolanda T. Moses on Friday, June 17 from 10-11am in Natural History’s Baird Auditorium.
Dr. Moses is the American Anthropological Association’s lead curator for the RACE exhibition, and a professor of anthropology and Vice Provost for Conflict Resolution at the University of California-Riverside. She will be speaking about the history and making of RACE: Are We So Different? After the program, attendees are invited to explore the exhibition.
RACE: Are We So Different? opens to the public on Saturday, June 18. The exhibition is a project of the American Anthropological Association, created in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota and funded by the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation.
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Posted on February 24, 2011 by Joslyn O.
Congratulations to Yolanda Moses!
Dr. Moses will be honored tonight with the Riverside NAACP Freedom Fund Award for her work with the community and the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit that was recently on tour at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum. Because of the exhibit’s presence, it ”spurred dialogue and emphasized the commonalities among all people” in the community, according to Waudieur Rucker-Hughes, president of the Riverside NAACP.
To read more and listen to the podcast, click here.
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Posted on February 17, 2011 by Joslyn O.
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.
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