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Sep. 2, 2016 10:16 am

Penn Museum is offering a free class exploring the science of race

And it looks pretty neat. Sessions start Sept. 21 and will be livestreamed.

Museum curator Janet Monge. With skulls!

(Photo by Candace di Carlo)

Penn Museum wants to figure out what race is and what it means, and they want you to be in on the process.

This fall, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, as it’s formally known, is producing a series of panel discussions that will explore race, science and justice through anthropology, biology, genetics, sociology, philosophy and law.

“The multidisciplinary approach to explaining how science and race intersect allows visitors from diverse backgrounds to enter the content in accessible ways,” said Kate Quinn, director of exhibitions and public programs, in a statement.

Participants will have the opportunity to dive into the museum’s collections, like the Samuel Morton Collection of human skulls. The sessions are funded by Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and will be part of an upcoming documentary on the science of race, to be released in 2017.

But wait! Did we mention it’s free?

In case you miss registration (the site goes live Sept. 6) or can’t tune into the livestreams, Penn Museum will be holding on to resources, recordings, readings and the like once the sessions end Nov. 16.

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