- By Dana Sparks
PBS Host to Highlight March RACE Events at Mayo
Two dynamic lecturers highlighted March 2013 events on the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida supporting the "RACE: Are We So Different?" exhibit at Jacksonville's Museum of Science and History (MOSH).
Henry Louis Gates Jr., Ph.D., an acclaimed professor, author and host of the PBS program "Finding Your Roots," explored race, culture and genealogy through poignant family stories. This free lecture was open to the public and held at the University of North Florida.
Marcia Alesan Dawkins, Ph.D., an author, speaker and educator with the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, hosted a special Mayo Clinic Grand Rounds for Mayo staff that explored new ways to talk about identity.
These events were designed to spur discussion and promote attendance at the "RACE" exhibit, which was open at MOSH through Sunday, April 28, 2013.
Mayo Clinic, which partnered with MOSH and the Jacksonville Civic Council to bring the award-winning exhibit to town, encouraged all employees and volunteers to attend by providing free admission. Facilitated discussions also were available to Mayo Clinic employees.