FatL Teams With Museum For Study Circles
(Inland Empire) As part of the “RACE: Are We So Different?” exhibit at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum the community group Friends Across The Line (FatL) will host a series of Study Circles which will cover the anthropological, cultural, and social aspects of race. The series will be held September 12, 19, and the 26th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
A Study Circle is a small group of people who meet multiple times to discuss an issue. Study Circles may be formed to discuss anything from politics to religion or hobbies. They are differentiated from clubs by their focus on exploring an issue or topic rather than on activities or socializing. FatL will put their own twist to the standard format, but the main focus will be on getting the participants talking about the issue of race freely and openly. Light refreshments will be provided.
The RACE exhibit is part of a larger public education project from American Anthropological Association funded by the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation. The project is intended to inform and shape the national dialogue about race. In addition to the exhibit, the initiative includes a Web site, educational materials, and conferences designed to share research and information with the public.
Friends Across The Line is a real-world social network built with the goal of supporting, and building friendships, clubs, and other fun activities that cross the line. The line is whatever may be perceive as a barrier, a wall, or anything that might keep us apart, and cause conflict. Our motto is “When All Are Friends, None Are Enemies!!!”
Friends Across The Line will serve as a catalyst to produce a positive, and meaningful outcomes for adults, teens, and pre-teens regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliations, size, or anything that may be perceived as a line needing to be crossed.
FatL uses incentive programs, field trips, fun get-togethers, conflict resolution, and Study Circles to fight prejudice, bigotry, and racism.
The Riverside Metropolitan Museum is located at 3580 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA.
For more information contact Aric Isom, Executive Director of Friends Across The Line at 951-217-2259