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


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EVENTS & PROGRAMS

ECHO is proud to offer a robust collection of events and special programs to complement the exhibit, Race: Are We So Different? Below you will find links to events for all ages, from preschool to teens, from families to adult in the 21+ crowd. All of these programs are designed to enhance the visitors experience around the exhibit and to strengthen our understanding of race, diversity and issue of equality in our own community and in our lives.

SATURDAY COMMUNITY CONVERSATION SERIES


On four Saturdays during the run of RACE: Are We So Different? ECHO will open its doors for $2 per person for community conversations about race, including workshops, films, performances and a guided discussion of race in our community. Admission includes access to all of the day's special events, viewing of the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibition, and ECHO's permanent exhibits. While at ECHO, share your perspective about race in our community collage photo kiosk.

October 6, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Opening Celebration Let's Talk About Race! $2 admission all day.
Join us for a day of performance, film and workshops to support conversations about race. The day will include local poet and hip hop artist Rajnii Eddins and a guided conversation about talking about race in our homes, schools, workplaces and public spaces, hosted by UVM professor Emily Barnard. $2 admission all day!
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November 10, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Burlington's Changing Community. $2 admission all day.
This daylong event will focus on Burlington's changing community, including a conversation about the relationship between changes in Burlington’s demographics and the community’s neighborhoods, urban planning, social services, and business infrastructure.
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December 1, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Is Race Real? $2 admission all day.
This daylong event will include local drumming and dance group Africa Jamono and a discussion and debate about the existence of “race” from various disciplinary perspectives. The central question of the debate, “Is race real?” will be further unpacked by scholars of race who will explore the implications of the scientific deconstruction of race and the power of the social construction of race and lead visitors in a discussion of this thorny question.
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Jan 12, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Race & Identity. $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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CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE RACE SERIES


ECHO’s Café Scientifique provides a unique, relaxing setting to engage in thoughtful conversations about hot button science topics, with the participation of an acknowledged expert in each field. Free light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. An ECHO Afterdark event for the 21+ crowd. Suggested donation $5. Refreshments provided by Vermont Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.

Nov 8, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.: Race & Environmental Justice: Bridging the Gap Between Us
How do our social connections to people different from ourselves affect our attitudes towards environmental issues? Tom Macias, Associate Professor of Sociology at UVM will lead us in conversation.
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Jan 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Scientific Construction of Race
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, University of Vermont.
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COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR


To learn more and participate in the Community's programs involved with RACE: Are We So Different?, visit our Community Events Calendar.


SPECIAL MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.,
DAY OF SERVICE & STEWARDSHIP


January 21, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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 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! LEARN MORE



PRE-SCHOOL STORY HOUR:
Let’s Talk About Race


Every Friday Oct. 6 - Jan. 25, 11 a.m.
Every Friday (16 successive) beginning October 12 at 11 a.m. 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. Preschoolers and their adults are welcome to come and talk about race!



GROUP PROGRAM PACKAGES


Are you interested in bringing your students, employees or organization to visit this exhibit? ECHO has several options for both facilitated and un-facilitated experiences in RACE: Are We So Different?. Find details here or contact Meg Billado, Guest Service and Group Bookings Representative at 802.864.1848 x 127.

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