A Cultural Conversation was an enlightening exchange of thoughts, opinions and ideas about race in a safe space. For 90 minutes, friends, families and strangers were able to participate in a dialogue facilitated by local experts in the field of race relations and social justice. This exercise allowed people in small groups (5 to 25 people) to have a meaningful and transformative experience as they reflected on their everyday life experiences with race.

Duke GRID was a generous sponsor of the RACE Exhibition Cultural Conversations. Duke University’s Center on Genomics, Race, Identity, Difference (GRID) is a global initiative with a vision to inform and transform the concepts, uses, and impacts of race in science, medicine, and society. The mission of GRID is to develop and apply practical tools and dynamic strategies to understand and address social, biological, and ethical dimensions of race in humans.