National Day of Racial Healing

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

To commemorate the National Day of Racial Healing, the Science Museum of Minnesota invites you to reflect on the personal and institutional impact racial oppression has made on your life. Share your thoughts with us and join a community committed to racial healing and transformation. Also, you are welcome to visit us to explore the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit any time the museum is open.

How can you get involved?

1. Respond to one of these questions:

  • How can you contribute to racial healing in your own life?
  • What needs to happen in your community to support racial healing?

2. Write your response on a piece of paper

3. Take a selfie with your response visible

4. Post it on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the following tags: #HowWeHeal @sciencemuseummn

RACE: Are We So Different?

The RACE: Are We So Different? exhibition has been seen by more than 4 million people in 51 museums across the country since its debut in 2007. 

We all know that people look different. Throughout history, those differences have been a source of strength, community, and personal identity. They have also been the basis for discrimination and oppression. And while those differences are socially and culturally real, contemporary scientific understanding of race and human variation is complex and may challenge how we think about it. RACE: Are We So Different? helps visitors understand what race is and what it is not. It gives them the tools to recognize racial ideas and practices in contemporary American life.

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