People have been moving throughout Nebraska for thousands of years. “Looking Past Skin: Our Common Threads” explores the movement of people from the earliest Native cultures to the most recent refugee families. Their rich traditions, unique languages, food and religions are all part of Nebraska’s story.
The University of Nebraska’s Minority Health Disparities Initiative, Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska History Museum have partnered on a four-part exhibition to present sociological, agricultural and historical perspectives on migration and the more recent demographic shifts in urban and rural parts of the state.
“Looking Past Skin” is open to the public and is located on the third floor of the Nebraska History Museum at 131 Centennial Mall North.
A walk through the migration timeline provides a backdrop for additional features on the Karen, Sudanese and Yazidi communities.
The Wall of Windows combines historic and contemporary photographs accompanied by stories from new Nebraskans including Latinos and Somalis living in Dawson County.
“Ask A Doctor” reveals the complexities of speaking a non-native language through a simulated visit to the doctor where a language barrier exists.
“Food is History” explores finding nutritional food and nutrition education in a new country.
For more information, contact Kim Gocchi Carrasco at firstname.lastname@example.org.