New exhibition looks to focus on race

Bailey Williams, Assistant City Editor

A number of local partners are joining together to present an exhibition with a new perspective on race.

The exhibition RACE: Are We So Different? presents historical, biological and cultural views on race, according to a news release. The YWCA Evanston/North Shore and the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center are co-presenting the exhibit. The various partners of the exhibition include Northwestern, the Evanston Public Library and Evanston Township High School.

A news conference announcing the exhibit will be held at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 909 Davis St. at 8 a.m. Thursday. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen will attend the conference along with representatives from the co-presenters and others.

YWCA Evanston/North Shore has a number of programs and services focusing on its goal to raise awareness of race and gender issues. Among these programs include violence prevention and domestic violence assistance. The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center aims to honor those lost during the Holocaust by having exhibitions and educational programs in addition to other initiatives.

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