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Bierce Library installing 'Race Card Project'

01/24/2014

In honor of Michele Norris’ visit to campus on Monday, Feb. 3, for Rethinking Race, University Libraries will host an installation of The Race Card Project in Bierce Library.

The Race Card Project is the brainchild of the journalist, who developed it as a tool to jump start conversations about race during her recent book tour. She asked people to think about their experiences, questions, hopes, dreams, laments or observations about race and identity, distill them to just one sentence that had only six words, and submit them on postcards. It has been an insightful project. 

From Monday, Jan. 27, through Saturday, Feb. 15, UA students, faculty and alumni are encouraged to join in a conversation about race, ethnicity and identity by submitting their six-word race card essays in Bierce Library. The collection of candid submissions will be on display in the library throughout Rethinking Race 2014.

For more information, visit The Race Card Project andRethinking Race online.