Mayo Clinic has partnered with the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) and the Jacksonville Civic Council to bring the “RACE: Are We So Different?” exhibit to Jacksonville. The exhibit, which opens Saturday, Jan. 26, and runs through Sunday, April 28, examines the issues of race and racism in the United States from scientific, historical and cultural perspectives.
“We believe the RACE exhibit will serve as a meaningful prompt for all of us who work at Mayo Clinic and everyone in the greater community — a prompt that will provoke thought, inspire conversation and challenge convention,” says William Rupp, M.D., vice president, Mayo Clinic. “The RACE exhibition gives us all, no matter what our background or color, an opportunity to examine ourselves and how we see others.”
Developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, ”RACE: Are We So Different?” examines the science, history and culture of race through a rich collection of video, photography, printed word and interactive technology resources.
Mayo Clinic encourages you and your family to attend the exhibit and is providing free admission to MOSH for all employees and volunteers. Discounted tickets for up to two family members or friends also will be provided. Education credits are available. Thirteen facilitated discussion sessions — each accommodating 30 employees — are being offered to Mayo Clinic employees. Sign up today on Pathlore for a facilitated discussion session. These sessions, available on a first-come, first-served basis, include a 90-minute exhibit tour and a 90-minute post-tour discussion with a trained facilitator.
Mayo Clinic also is hosting these supporting lectures and programs through April to increase awareness of the exhibit among employees and patients, and encourage attendance:
Supervisors and managers are encouraged to use the exhibit as a springboard for activity and discussion exploring their preconceptions and attitudes.