AARP Colorado Joins History Colorado in Presenting Exhibit on RACE
At a time when the conversation about RACE in our country is so sensitive and challenging, AARP Colorado is joining History Colorado for “Race: Are We So Different?”
The traveling exhibit runs from Sept. 20, 2014 through December 31, 2014 and features a number of programs. AARP Members are also entitled to America’s Story: A Community Conversation with Award-Winning Journalist Maria Hinojosa on Sept. 22, 2014 at 7 p.m. The exhibit was developed by the American Anthropological Association and supported by the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation.
“This is an amazing exhibition that tackles an issue that is vitally important to our community and our country,” said Ed Nichols, CEO of History Colorado. “It offers a powerful look at race and racism, and challenges visitors to talk about the issue and their own experiences. We’re using this exhibit to create a broader platform to engage our community. We want to open up dialogue and stimulate thought-provoking programming that extends well beyond the exhibit, and are very excited about AARP’s involvement.”
History Colorado's mission is to inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. We serve as the state's memory, preserving the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through our museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections, and outreach to Colorado communities. Find History Colorado on all major social media platforms. Visit HistoryColorado.org or call (303) HISTORY for more information.