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Join us  Saturday, April 14 for the 2018 GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics at the FedEx Global Education building!

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Saturday, April 14 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Traveling While… : Race, Ethnicity & the Bodies We Bring With Us

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This workshop is intended to help any student planning to engage in global travel think about the ways in which race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, and nationality are culturally situated. We carry them with us in conscious and unconscious ways as we travel. They not only mark our bodies in specific ways, but they also shape the way we think about ourselves and the world. This workshop offers strategies to help us reflect carefully and critically on the bodies and perspectives we bring with us as well as methods for approaching another's culture with openness, grace, and a sense of wonder. We are often more careful in engaging in this type of research and reflection when we imagine a greater distance between ourselves and those we encounter. However, it is just as important to do so, if not more so, in places where that distance seems to disappear.

Moderators
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Iyman Gaspard

Program Manager, Center for Global Initiatives

Speakers
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Renee Alexander Craft

Associate Professor, UNC Department of Communication, Curriculum in Global Studies
UNC alumnus Renée Alexander Craft is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a joint appointment in the Department of Communication and Curriculum in Global Studies. Broadly, her research and teaching examine the relationship among colorism... Read More →


Saturday April 14, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm CDT
Nelson Mandela Auditorium