Details About “Race: Are We So Different?” Exhibit, Local Events

Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 21, 2008

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Here is a list of events taking place at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. All are free, but registration is required. Call 216-231-1177 or visit cmnh.org.

Oct. 1: “A Community Conversation Featuring Marian Wright Edelman” will be held at 7 p.m. Edelman is president of the Children’s Defense Fund and a best-selling author. {snip}

Oct. 4: “What is Race?” is the title of a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. that will introduce some of the exhibit’s creators, including Yolanda Moses, an anthropologist and administrator at the University of California, Riverside. {snip}

Oct. 7: “Inclusion, Equity, Privilege: Is Corporate America Making Progress in the 21st Century?” Speaker Eddie Moore Jr., a Seattle diversity consultant and expert, will talk about the importance of fostering inclusive cultures in the workplace and provide concrete strategies for doing so. {snip}

Oct. 10: Urban Professionals Night, an after-work networking opportunity for young urban professionals, begins at 5:30 p.m. The evening will feature a speaker who will discuss the changing face of America’s race and its impact on future generations and the workplace. {snip}

Oct. 23: “Race, Health and Biology” is the topic of a town hall forum set for 7 p.m. A panel of experts from the museum, local hospitals and universities will address the origins of race and the role of science in shaping the concept of race and connections to genetic research, forensic work and biology. {snip}

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Oct. 28: “What Is Race?” a talk on sociology, biology and health, begins at 7 p.m. {snip}

Nov. 5: “Let’s Talk About Race,” a town hall forum that gives people tools to discuss race in a nonthreatening manner and to sustain the dialogue.{snip}

Nov. 11: “Race and the Law,” featuring a panel of legal professionals, is set for 7 p.m. This session will examine the history of laws that govern equal opportunity for all. {snip}

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