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


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GROUP PROGRAM PACKAGES

Why are we different colors? We want as many people as possible to experience the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit and have put together special pricing for larger groups such as students, employees or organizations. Pricing and additional details are below or please contact our Guest Service and Group Bookings Representative at groups@echovermont.org or 802.864.1848 x 127.

PROGRAM PACKAGE FOR K-12 SCHOOLS


Students and their teachers can participate in structured experiences at ECHO integrating the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit. The exhibit is available to all ages but is recommended for students in grades 5 and up.

ECHO is happy to offer the following program options to teachers:
  • Teacher open house on October 10 (admission waived)
  • $6.00 per student admission
  • Free adult admission per five students (1:5 ratio), including teachers
  • $8.50 admission each additional adult
  • $60.00 per 60-minute guided debrief of the exhibit experience for up to 30 students. Guided debriefs are led by trained, volunteer facilitators and include a 15 minute welcome/intro and 45 minute debrief conversation. These programs can be scheduled Wednesday through Friday at 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. and will be combined with exploration of the Race: Are We So Different? exhibit. Groups are welcome to stay longer to explore ECHO’s other offerings or enjoy lunch.
  • Schools are responsible for arranging transportation.
  • Programs will be booked on a first come, first-served basis through ECHO’s registrar. Email groups@echovermont.org or call 1.877.324.6386 x 127.
 

ECHO dropSPECIAL TEACHER INVITATION: K-12 teachers are invited to a reception and preview of the exhibit on Wednesday, October 10 from 3 - 7 p.m., followed by a discussion/training about how to connect the exhibit to their curricula and how to talk about race in the classroom. For more information and to RSVP, contact Elizabeth Nuckols at 802.864.1848 x137.


PROGRAM PACKAGE FOR UNIVERSITY CLASSES


  University students and their professors can visit the exhibit at the student group rate of $6.00/student and free admission for 5 faculty. Take advantage of this special rate by booking in advance through ECHO’s registrar, 1.877.324.6386, ext. 127. Students can either come as a group during class period or on their own with student ID, however full payment for group is due in advance of visit. Faculty can also book a break-out room to debrief the exhibit experience by contacting ECHO’s Events Manager, 802.864.1848, ext. 143. Break-out spaces will be available at our tax-exempt rate of $50 per hour and include multi-media presentation technology, a variety of table formations and catering potential for up to 230 students. Program packages are also available for faculty who would like a facilitated debrief of the exhibit experience (see Program Packages for Businesses, Government, Non-profits and University Staff below).

PROGRAM PACKAGES FOR BUSINESSES, GOVERNMENT, NON-PROFITS, AND UNIVERSITY STAFF


Members of organizations, businesses or departments can build their equity, diversity and social responsibility training through a structured ECHO experience focused on the upcoming RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit. Following an exploration of the exhibit, CQ Strategies, a Vermont-based training collective focused on cultural competency and social justice work with local and regional organizations, will provide facilitated conversations, customized to the groups’ needs.

The Basic Package includes two main components: (1) Group admission to the ECHO Center to interact with the nationally toured RACE: Are We So different? exhibit and the opportunity to interact with experienced volunteers and trainers within the exhibit; and (2) immediately following the visit, a two-hour facilitated session at ECHO that reflects upon the participants’ visit and extends participant learning on the constructs of culture, race, and identity in contemporary United States society, community, and individual practice. Each two-part session includes two experienced professional trainers with options for on-site catering and customized topics that meets the needs of your group. Groups from different organizations may participate together to share costs. Capacity may be up to 40 attendees.

A “preferred” package includes the above components plus a facilitated "Introduction to Diversity and Cultural Competency in Vermont" session that is provided on-site before the visit to ECHO. This is presented at the organization’s site for up to 3.5 hours.

 

 

Groups book through ECHO’s registrar, 1.877.324.6386 x127. Packages are available at the following rates:

  • Nonprofit/educational – BASIC: $2000 | PREFERRED: $3500
  • Government – BASIC: $2500 | PREFERRED: $4250
  • Corporate/for-profit – BASIC: $3000 | PREFERRED: $5000

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