Understanding Race Project: November Community Conversations


Nov
14
2012

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  • Host Department: Museum of Natural History
  • Date: 11/14/2012
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM

  • Location: Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building

  • Description:

    In anticipation of the February-May 2013 display of the traveling exhibit RACE: Are we so different?, the U-M Museum of Natural History is offering a continuing series of monthly community conversations to provide an opportunity for learning, sharing, discussion, and planning for larger scale dialogues, community action projects, and/or educational events. At Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building. See www.UnderstandingRaceProject.org for more information.

    Doing Race in 2012: An Opportunity to Explore Meaning and Dismantle Assumptions

    This conversation will explore the audience's ideas about race, and why the concept of race and the meanings people assign to race are still powerful in 2012. Facilitator: Angela K. Guy-Lee is a doctoral student in Medical Anthropology at Wayne State University.  Her academic foci are race, gender, and health disparities. She earned a bachelor's degree in American Studies from Wellesley College, and a master's degree in Sociology from Wayne State University. Angela has taught Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Sociology of Race and Ethnic Relations, and Principles of Sociology, at Washtenaw Community College. Please RSVP to sablanks@umich.edu.