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Community Exhibition: NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Artspace is excited to program satellite exhibitions with Community Partners in the Triangle.

Titus Brooks Heagins, Antoine Williams, Luis Franco, William Paul Thomas
RACE: Are We So Different

A partnership with the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W Jones St Raleigh
April 22-October 22, 2017

First Friday Gallery Walks:
May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6

RACE: Are We So Different is part of a touring exhibition that explores race in America, looking at the complex history and manipulated science. Veteran Head of Exhibitions Jody Stebben says, “Most important for us is the scientific underpinnings of some of the assumptions we make about race and how some of those scientific underpinnings are out of date or misinformed.” The exhibition is split into sections: science (what we know of why are we different colors), the social constructs of race and the implications, from enslavement to inequalities in today’s society. The exhibition is multi-disciplinary and includes videos and games for younger children.

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Artwork by Antoine Williams

Special Events:

Closing the RACE Gap: A Discussion on Health, Wealth, Education and Media
Tuesday May 16, 7pm WRAL 3D Theater

This thought-provoking panel discussion looks at how race has been used to create inequality and produce disparities in education, wealth, health and media.

What’s in Your Gene Wallet? Race, DNA and Ancestry Testing
Thursday, June 15, 7pm, Daily Planet Café

In this Science Café, Dr. Charmaine Royal, founding director of the Duke Center on Genomics, Race, Identity, Difference (GRID), explores how modern science illuminates the complex relationships between our ancestry and sense of identity.

No More Hidden Figures: STEM Diversity in the 21st Century
Tuesday, July 18, 7p.m. WRAL 3D Theater

Minorities and women are traditionally underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. This presentation, featuring Shaw University President Dr. Tashni Dubroy, seeks to motivate, encourage and empower the next generation of engineers, doctors and scientists of color who will be leaders in STEM fields.

Branching Out: People of Color and the Great Outdoors
Thursday, July 20, 7pm Daily Planet Café

Rebeka Branagan, Outdoor Afro Regional Leader in North Carolina, explores the history of Jim Crow and segregation and its impact on the relationship between African-Americans and nature.

(W)rap on Race: Where Do We Go from Here?
Thursday, August 31, 7pm WRAL 3D Theater

Guest speakers will reflect on what the future holds for public education and race, the role of race in medicine, the potential dangers in using biology to explain the behaviors of certain racialized groups, and where do we go from here?

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