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Is Race Real?

The Dominican Sisters of Houston invite you to come explore the answer to the question, “Is Race Real”


Saturday, April,14, 2018

Dominican Center for Spirituality

6501 Almeda Rd, Houston 77021

9 a.m. gathering

9:30 a.m.-3:30pm. Program

Lunch will be served


Episode 1- The Difference Between Us examines the contemporary science - including genetics - that challenges our common sense assumptions that human beings can be bundled into three or four fundamentally different groups according to their physical traits.

Episode 2- The Story We Tell uncovers the roots of the race concept in North America, the 19th century science that legitimated it, and how it came to be held so fiercely in the western imagination. The episode is an eye-opening tale of how race served to rationalize, even justify, American social inequalities as "natural."

Episode 3- The House We Live In asks, “If race is not biology, what is it?” This episode uncovers how race resides not in nature but in politics, economics and culture. It reveals how our social institutions "make" race by disproportionately channeling resources, power, status and wealth to white people.

Facilitated discussion after each segment by Cherry Steinwender
and Lucy McLaughlin from the Center for the Healing of Racism

This series is free and open to the public.  RSVP is appreciated to assure seating and lunch. Email or call 713-440-3714, leave your name and contact information.

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