DPC is honored to have been asked by OMSI to be a part of their traveling exhibition, RACE: Are We So Different? For the exhibition, we’ve set up an interactive display highlighting some of our work around history, social justice and how the exhibition relates to our local community. From the exhibition Website:
People are different. Throughout history, these differences have been a source of community strength and personal identity. They have also been the basis for discrimination and oppression. Contemporary scientific understanding of human variation now challenges the idea of racial differences, and even questions the very concept of race. RACE: Are We So Different? is the first national exhibition to tell the story of race from biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Introducing the idea of race as a primarily social construct, as opposed to a physical reality, the exhibit invites visitors to challenge how they perceive their differences and similarities.
Look for DPC to table over an upcoming weekend, or catch us at OMSI After Dark. For more on the exhibition, check out the video below, or visit their site: http://www.omsi.edu/race.