The Wright Museum

Genealogy and Racial Healing Project: Session 3

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

5 PM - 7 PM

The Genealogy and Racial Healing Project seeks to inform and change hearts, minds and the deeply held—often unconscious—biases that are frequently at the core of structural racism. The project elevates awareness and understanding that the concept of race is a lie. A falsehood planned, constructed and maintained with the sole intent of dividing, conquering and subjugating us all.
Session I: Presentation that explores the definition, concept, and history of race by Historian, Robert Smith of History ReMake
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Time: 5 PM - 7 PM
Location: Classrooms (lower level)
Session II: Participants will learn tools to research their family history with Shaun Thomas and Leslie Williams from the Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society.
Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Time: 5 PM - 7 PM
Location: Classrooms (lower level)
Session III: TBA
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Time: 5 PM - 7 PM
Location: Classrooms (lower level)
The overall vision of this project is to destroy the concept of ‘race’ itself by exploring why, how and when race was created and is used in society as a whole, and in particular during the participant’s family’s journey. This, in turn, helps a diverse group of participants discover that they, and their ancestors, have so much more in common than they may think, if only the false and harmful cloud of racial identity was removed.
A key benefit to participating individuals and organizations will be the opportunity to create and nurture a new personal life story, a new community story, a new organizational story – a whole new race narrative.
These workshops are free and open to the public, and proudly supported by the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and New Detroit, Inc.