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Race: The Power of an Illusion, Viewing and Discussion

Dominican Sisters of Houston
Event organized by Dominican Sisters of Houston

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We all know that people look different. Anyone can tell a Czech person from a Chinese person. But are these differences racial? What does race mean? Come learn the answers to these and other questions as we explore RACE: THE POWER OF ILLUSION.

Saturday, April,14, 2018
Dominican Center for Spirituality
6501 Almeda Rd, Houston 77021

Lunch will be served! We will view each of the following episodes. Facilitated discussion after each segment by Cherry Steinwender,
Executive Director of 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 croeger@domhou.org or call 713-440-3714, leave your name and contact information.

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.