Mudcat Café message #3507782 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: wysiwyg
23-Apr-13 - 12:54 PM
Thread Name: April 2013 Showers wash away clutter!!!!!!!!
Subject: RE: April 2013 Showers wash away clutter!!!!!!!!
Been mostly offCat due to ministry travel and helping a friend get ready for her wedding-- MOH having some health emergencies so there was a lot of fun stuff not happening. We went up to the mall last night and by the grace of God I WALKED what I have only scootered for years, with my trusty walker/seat to be sure I could sit as needed.

I still do not like shopping per se, but it bodes well for some museum touring Hardi and I have wanted to do-- which is how I knew I could mall-walk-- we went to a wonderful traveling exhibit last week dealing with the scientific background and economic/social underpinnings of what we now call "race," which until fairly recently was actually not a way of looking at the world at ALL.

The website has all the exhibit's resources, but in person it allows for relaxed, reflective, facilitated, post-viewing conversations. (I'm looking forward to networking with folks who have been in those, in their areas.) So if it comes near you, I highly recommend it.

"RACE: Are We So Different?" explores the stories of race from biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Hint: we're not all that different!


<> Everyday Experience of Race
: Learn about social and personal experiences of race in familiar settings such as home, neighborhood, health and education. Race and racism is not just inside our heads. It is built into our laws, traditions and institutions.

<> The Science of Human Variation: Racial categories are human-made. Humans are more alike genetically than any other living species. This section focuses on what current science tells us about human variation and our species' history.

<> History of the Idea of Race: Race has not always existed. Sorting people by their physical differences is only a few hundred years old. Discover how the development of the idea of race is closely linked to early United States.

There are hands-on activities for all ages!