The RACE Exhibit: Are We So Different?
From January 26 through April 28, 2013, the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) will host a national exhibition, “RACE—Are We So Different,” a Project of the American Anthropological Association.
Using a rich collection of video, photography, printed word and interactive technology resources, the exhibit examines the topic from scientific, historical and cultural perspectives. Scientific understanding of human variation is beginning to challenge “racial” differences, and even question the very concept of RACE. The exhibit allows visitors to explore these ideas. No matter your color or background, RACE will give you an opportunity to examine yourself and how you see others.
OneJax Institute will be providing facilitated debriefing sessions for all corporate groups that participate in the RACE exhibit. Many OneJax & Project Breakthrough supporters have been directly involved in creating the remarkable web of cooperation that supports this exciting effort and will continue to fuel it from its opening at the end of January through April of 2013. Project Breakthrough is an initiative focusing on Structural Racism supported by a partnership among OneJax, The Community Foundation in Jacksonville, The Jacksonville Human Rights Commission and The Aspen Institute.
OneJax will also be leading a RACE Summit for 100 teenagers from public and private schools – a direct expression of the RACE exhibit. This cohort group will work together from January through April (and perhaps beyond) to develop greater understanding about the constructs of race, structural racism, and what can be done to dismantle it. These young people will be filming their stories about race, directly from their points of view. Stay tuned. You’ll love what happens after their narratives are produced…
You can find more information on the Race exhibition here.
2013 Humanitarians to be Announced in January
Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the 2013 OneJax Humanitarian Awards. The winners have been selected and will be announced later in January. In the meantime, save the date for the Humanitarian Awards Dinner scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2013!