The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF), in partnership with the Ontario Science Centre and the Mosaic Institute, are pleased to welcome visitors to the Behind Racism: Challenging the Way We Think exhibition, now open at the Discovery Centre in Halifax.
Designed and fabricated by the Ontario Science Centre in partnership with the CRRF, Behind Racism: Challenging the Way We Think shows how the mental processes that help us think and act quickly can lead to racism and discrimination. This exhibition examines racism in Canada and encourages visitors to recognize bias, challenge discrimination and appreciate our differences. The exhibition examines the real-life effects of bias, discrimination and exclusion in Canada through individual accounts of lived experiences of racism, and powerful statistics that demonstrate how systemic racism continues to harm racialized people. Visitors will also learn about cognition and perception, including how interference, bias, blind spots and other mental processes shape how we see the world around us.
We are pleased to offer a curated tour led by Dr. Bhavleen Kaur, a Project Consultant at the Ontario Science Centre. Dr. Kaur joined the Ontario Science Centre in 2006, and, has worked as a Senior Scientist, an Educator and, is in her current position as a Project Consultant. She works to match client needs with the expertise and products of the Ontario Science Centre. As a senior scientist, Dr. Kaur contributed to the development of the CASCADE award-winning exhibitions The AstraZeneca Human Edge and Mindworks. Most recently, she worked on the Behind Racism: Challenging the Way We Think exhibition, in collaboration with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation.
Registration is free, and in addition to the curated tour, visitors will receive a general admission ticket courtesy of the CRRF. Registration dates and times are below. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the exhibition and to visit the rest of the Discovery Centre. Spots are limited, so please register early to secure a spot.
December 14 (10:00 am - 12:00 pm AST, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm AST)
December 15 (10:00 am - 12:00 pm AST, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AST)
December 16 (9:30 am - 11:30 am AST, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AST)
The exhibition and its tour are presented by the CRRF with the generous support of the Government of Canada and in partnership with Mosaic Institute, the Ontario Science Centre, and the Discovery Centre. Beyond the scheduled tours, the exhibit will be available for viewing with a general admission ticket until January 8, 2023.
The exhibit has previously been shown at the Canadian Museum for Human RIghts in Winnipeg, and the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto.