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#023--October 5, 1999; MEDIA ADVISORY
Contact: Ligeia Polidora-San Francisco State University
phone: 415/338-1665
Contact: Martha Lucey-San Francisco City College
phone: 415/239-3680

Press preview of provocative photo-essay on race

WHAT: A special press preview of a thought-provoking photo essay exhibit that challenges the theory of race as a biological barrier--- and as a justification for racism.

WHEN AND WHERE: Thursday, October 7 from 4-6 p.m. in the library of City College of S. F., 50 Phelan Ave. The exhibit’s curator, professor emeritus Marshall Segall of Syracuse University, will be available for interviews.

DETAILS: In a collaboration between San Francisco State University, City College of San Francisco and the San Francisco Unified School District, the exhibit titled "All of Us Are Related, Each of Us is Unique" consists of 18 colorful panels, blending photographs, graphic designs and text and a 27-minute video called "Six Billion Races."

The exhibit attempts to show through scientific analysis that race has no foundation in human genetics. Skin color, for example, while genetically transmitted cannot be attributed to race. Differences among people reflect the history of population movements over the last 100,000 years, the exhibit explains. Humans constitute one single species, Homosapiens, all capable of interbreeding and all descendents of the same ancestors. The exhibit reveals that human beings --- all six billion of us --- are all related.

The exhibit will be on display at City College’s Louise and Claude Rosenberg Jr. Library and Learning Resource Center, 50 Phelan Ave. at Ocean Ave. in San Francisco. The exhibit, located on level 2, will be shown through Nov. 17. The exhibit’s hours are Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The exhibit’s public opening program will be hosted at City College on Friday, Oct. 8 from 1-3 p.m. in the Diego Rivera Theater on the City College campus.


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