Staff Pick: Misconceptions and Realities of Race lecture at the McCoy Center

By Columbus Alive
From the January 19, 2012 edition

Though race colors our relationships at home, work, school, church and beyond, we don’t often have frank discussions about it.

The McCoy Center for the Arts is stoking that conversation by hosting a series of three lectures on “Misconceptions and Realities of Race.” The lectures are being given in cooperation with COSI and its “RACE: Are We so Different?” exhibition.

Agustin Fuentes, an anthropology professor at Notre Dame, will give the first lecture on Tuesday.

McCoy says Fuentes “will guide attendees through their bodies, culture and history to debunk the myths of race, demonstrate the realities of racism and illustrate that how someone thinks about, talks about and acts on issues of race matters.”

Come back on March 8 for a talk by NPR host Michele Norris, who wrote a book in 2010 about her own family’s racial legacy. A third lecture will be announced later.