FLINT, Michigan — A special exhibit at the Sloan Museum seeks to add to ongoing community dialogue through a study on race and racism from three perspectives.
The exhibit "Race: Are We So Different?" takes a look at race through science, history, and everyday experiences. It continues through Dec. 9, 2018.
"At Sloan Museum, we're committed to providing opportunities for families and individuals to have meaningful learning experiences in community — going beyond what's possible in the classroom with interactive exhibits and thought-provoking conversations," said Sloan's executive director Todd Slisher. "We're honored to present our visitors with an opportunity to explore race and racism and tackle an issue that's important to our community and our country."
The Community Foundation of Greater Flint provided a $52,000 grant for the exhibit, which closely aligns with the 30th anniversary of the foundation's theme of "Celebrating our common humanity." Other community conversations, including the Day of Racial Healing on Sept. 29, 2018, also support that work.
"Through the exhibit, we hope to engage people from all racial, ethnic, religious, and identity groups in a genuine effort to increase understanding, communication, caring, and respect for one another," said Isaiah Oliver, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.
Funding also was provided by the Kellogg Foundation, Ruth Mott Foundation, and the University of Michigan-Flint's Truth and Action Partnership Project.
Admission to Sloan Museum is free to residents of Genesee County. It is located at 1221 E. Kearsley Street on the campus of the Flint Cultural Center. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit Sloan Museum's website