Wednesday, December 4, 2013

PNA explores RACE: Are we so different?

As part of our continuing cultural engagement series, PNA will be hosting a community discussion on Thursday, January 16th, 10am-noon at Greenwood Senior Center to explore the profound issues covered by Pacific’s Science Center’s exhibit RACE: Are we so different?  This fascinating workshop will be led by trained facilitators through from the Seattle Race & Social Justice Initiative.

The exhibit itself covers race in a particularly unique fashion. “By deconstructing historical, scientific and social ideas of race, the exhibit helps guests understand what race is and more importantly, what race is not,” states the exhibit’s website.  “It accomplishes this by focusing on three main themes: the everyday experience of race, the history of the idea of race in the United States and the science that is challenging some commonly held ideas about race.”

Though it’s certainly not required, those who are interested in joining the community discussion on January 16th at GSC are encouraged to visit the RACE exhibit beforehand.  To increase the chances of our PNA community visiting the exhibit at the same time, PNA has arranged group visits for the following dates and times:

Wednesday, December 11th, 12:30pm (FREE for Seniors, 65+)*
Saturday, December 14th, 12:30pm, Pacific Science Center

Friday, January 3rd, 3pm, Pacific Science Center

*Those wishing to visit on Wednesday, December 11th may meet at the Greenwood Senior Center at 10:45am and should bring a sack lunch.  Otherwise, you can meet the rest of the group at the exhibit itself at 12:30pm.

To let us know you’ll be joining the group, please contact:
Patrick Dunn,, 206.783.2244.

For more information on the exhibit, please visit:

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