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RACE: Are we so different? October 6, 2012 through January 27, 2013


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COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR

ECHO is excited to contribute to an ongoing community dialogue on race in Burlington. In addition to ECHO's own planned programming around RACE: Are We So Different?, this community event calendar displays lectures, films and discussions that other Burlington organizations are offering during the exhibit. ECHO has proudly collaborated with the Fletcher Free Library, the University of Vermont, Reading to End Racism, Champlain College and others to develop supplementary programming to RACE: Are We So Different?.
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January 10, 6:30 - 8:30p.m. ECHO's Cafe Scientifique: Scientific Construction of Race
Cost: suggested donation of $5

This evening's presentation will focus on The Anthropological & the Biological Construction of Race with Mike Lange, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Champlain College and John Burke, Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at the University of Vermont.
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ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center
Jaunary 11, 11a.m. Pre-School Story Hour: Let's Talk About Race!
Cost: FREE WITH ADMISSION
ECHO is proud to join forces with Reading to End Racism, an all-volunteer community-based initiative supporting children and families across Vermont and the United States to develop awareness and skills for countering racism and building connections among people of diverse backgrounds. The program uses literature and personal stories to create a welcoming environment to engage children and families in conversations about race and racism in the United States. Join Reading to End Racism founder Denise Dunbar to read The Colors of Us. Preschoolers and their adults are welcome to come and talk about race!
Traveling Exhibit Gallery, ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center
January 12, 10a.m. - 5p.m. ECHO Saturday Community Conversation Series: Race & Identity
Cost: $2 admission all day

This daylong event will focus on experiences with race and identity. Programs include a special performance by the African hip hop trio A2VT which means “Africa to Vermont,” as well as a panel discussion about Asian American Identity, focused on the complex dynamics of race relationships shaped by Asian Americans, which are often invisible in today's conversations about race. The day will conclude with original films, and conversations with filmmakers, about Native American Identity and Culture in Vermont.
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ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center
Jaunary 18, 11a.m. Pre-School Story Hour: Let's Talk About Race!
Cost: FREE WITH ADMISSION
ECHO is proud to join forces with Reading to End Racism, an all-volunteer community-based initiative supporting children and families across Vermont and the United States to develop awareness and skills for countering racism and building connections among people of diverse backgrounds. The program uses literature and personal stories to create a welcoming environment to engage children and families in conversations about race and racism in the United States. Join Reading to End Racism founder Denise Dunbar to read The Colors of Us. Preschoolers and their adults are welcome to come and talk about race!
ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center
January 21, 10a.m. - 5p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service & Stewardship
Cost: $2 admission all day

ECHO is partnering with the Community Economic Development Office to host a community-wide celebration of service in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. ECHO will open its doors for $2.00 admission for service- and stewardship-related activities, and community dialogue. This event will be great for adults and children alike. Let's celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and be of service to our community!
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ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center
Jaunary 25, 11a.m. Pre-School Story Hour: Let's Talk About Race!
Cost: FREE WITH ADMISSION
ECHO is proud to join forces with Reading to End Racism, an all-volunteer community-based initiative supporting children and families across Vermont and the United States to develop awareness and skills for countering racism and building connections among people of diverse backgrounds. The program uses literature and personal stories to create a welcoming environment to engage children and families in conversations about race and racism in the United States. Join Reading to End Racism founder Denise Dunbar to read The Colors of Us. Preschoolers and their adults are welcome to come and talk about race!
Traveling Exhibit Gallery, ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center

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