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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

10:45am CDT

"Voluntourism" and the White Savior Complex
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this session, we'll engage in an interactive discussion about ‘voluntourism’ and the 'white savior complex' and how these concepts relate to global travel. You've heard of ‘voluntourism,’ where travelers with good intentions take breaks from their vacations abroad to provide some form of assistance or help to local communities. So why has ‘voluntourism’ earned a bad reputation in the world of international development and social justice?

In this discussion, we explore the phenomenon of voluntourism, how it reinforces global systems of power, and how to make your global impact sustainable. And we'll talk about what is involved in being a 'white savior,' why it's problematic, and some of the things you can do to avoid falling into the trap of the savior complex. Our intention is for this session to offer a safe and welcoming space for students to be introduced to the concepts of ‘voluntourism’, and ‘white savior complex’, while encouraging honest reflections on how we can participate in global and intercultural experiences in more ethical and compassionate ways.

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Iyman Gaspard

Program Manager, Center for Global Initiatives

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Krista Park Berry

Communications and Development Manager , Carolina for Kibera
With over 18 years of mission-driven communications experience in the nonprofit sector, Krista has helped develop strategic communication and marketing campaigns that raise awareness, affect change, and increase engagement. In addition to managing communications and brand strategy... Read More →
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Sebastian Elie-York

Student, 2020, Health Policy and Management | Entrepreneurship Minor
Sebastian Elie-York is a sophomore at Carolina. He was born in Toronto, Canada to a Haitian mother and a Kenyan father. He grew up listening to stories of his parent’s global adventures, which inspired him to consider travel through a critical lens. During the summer of 2017, he... Read More →
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Meagan Meekins

UNC Peace Corps Campus Recruiter, UNC Career Services
Meagan Meekins is a UNC undergraduate alumnus and current MPH student at Gillings School of Global Public Health. Between undergrad and graduate school Meagan served in the Peace Corps for 3 years in rural Paraguay. She currently lives in Carrboro and while not studying she can be... Read More →

Saturday April 14, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Classroom 1009

10:45am CDT

Ethics & Culture: A Beginner's Guide
Limited Capacity full
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Introduction to ethical considerations central to any global experience, locally or abroad. Learn the importance of the qualities of respect, humility, reflection, and openness and how to practice these in different cultural situations. Hear honest stories from students who have had these experiences and how they applied these qualities to overcome potential ethical issues.

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Brandy Arellano

Program Manager, UNC Center for Global Initiatives
Brandy manages programs to open access to new global opportunities; the programs include Passport to Go! Fellowship, GO! Global Orientation, Global Take Off: Puerto Rico, and the Carolina Global Initiative Award. Brandy is originally from Miami, Florida and grew up in a large Cuban household. She received her undergraduate degree from UNC with majors in Psychology and Exercise & Sport Science. As a student, she began her traveling experiences in two study abroad programs: first to Samoa, F... Read More →

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Barbara Anderson

Associate Director | Lecturer in African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, UNC African Studies Center
Barbara Anderson serves as the Associate Director for the African Studies Center and as the Center’s Outreach Coordinator at UNC-CH. She has been an active member of the national African Studies Outreach Council, a reviewer for the Children’s Africana Book Award, and provides... Read More →
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Lauren Jurgensen

Student, 2021, UNC College of Arts and Sciences
As a native of Rocky Point NC, Lauren had never traveled internationally until she was awarded the Global Gap Year Fellowship. She spent four months working on sustainable, organic farms in Puerto Rico and six months working at an LGBT NGO in Kyrgyzstan translating grant reports and... Read More →
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Marisa Sclafani

Student, 2018, Global Studies
Marissa is a graduating senior. At Carolina she has studied Global Studies with a focus on Global Health in Western Europe. During the spring of her junior year, she studied abroad in Bologna, Italy. It was an amazing, immersive experience in the Italian language and culture. A few... Read More →
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Sarah Smith

UNC Global Civic Engagement Coordinator, UNC Campus Y
Sarah came to UNC in 2006 to study archaeology but soon realized her passion was in public service. In 2010, she earned her B.A. in anthropology with minors in social & economic justice and Asian studies before joining the staff of the Carolina Center for Public Service. As Student... Read More →
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Jacob Stocks

Student, 2018, Project Heel + Biology Department
Before coming to Carolina, Jacob had never travelled internationally. Since his first year here, he has studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain and Guadalajara, Mexico and have travelled to Lawra, Ghana twice with a student organization, Project Heel. As a result of these experiences and... Read More →

Saturday April 14, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Classroom 1005

10:45am CDT

Providing Healthcare Abroad
Limited Capacity full
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Come explore the social and ethical issues associated with students providing healthcare abroad. This one-hour discussion-based session will encourage attendees to think and share about how working in a clinical or healthcare delivery setting could be a life changing experience and discuss how to prepare and think ahead, including discussion about boundaries, licensure, and limitations. It is designed to help you think through and prepare for the desire to "fix" things abroad, discuss the conduct of informed consent, research endeavors, and permissions, and consider dealing with disparate professional, ethical, religious, and cultural views and norms. This session will allow for informal sharing and discussion with time for students to talk about their plans and reflections.

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Iyman Gaspard

Program Manager, Center for Global Initiatives

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Kendrel Cabarrus

Student, 2020, English Department
Kendrel Cabarrus is an ambitious scholar that wishes to create change in the healthcare industry. He believes in healthcare that provides medical treatment through a compassionate approach to minimize the pain that most patients endure. Some highlights of his life include working... Read More →
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Obie Daniel

Graduate Research Assistant, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Obinna (Obie) is a Nigerian-trained physician with over four years of experience working in clinical and public health settings in Nigeria. He is a second year Master of Public Health (MPH) student of the Department of Health Behavior at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health... Read More →
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Shay Slifko

Program Manager, Office of International Activities, UNC School of Medicine
Shay Slifko, OIA Program Manager, brings a unique professional  background to this role working in the context of international  education with a specific focus in  global health. She has experience  collaborating with higher education and international partners focusing  on... Read More →

Saturday April 14, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Conference Room 4003

10:45am CDT

The World We See: Global Photography & Ethics
This session will cover ethical approaches to taking and sharing photos. How do you know when it's ethical or appropriate to take a photo? Are their cultural considerations to keep in mind? When is it appropriate to share your photos and how do you know what methods of sharing are ethical and which may be questionable? Learn how your subjects, your surroundings and your purpose for sharing photos can affect the answers to these questions.

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Katie Costanza

Research, Communication & Program Manager, UNC Center for Global Initiatives
Katie manages data, communications, and supports program evaluation at the Center. She is a North Carolina native who earned two bachelors and a Masters in Public Administration from UNC. While at UNC, she spent a summer abroad in Buenos Aires, worked on several campus publications... Read More →

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Patrick Davison

Professor, UNC School of Media and Journalism
Pat Davison has been teaching photo, video and documentary multimedia storytelling in the school since 2001. During that time he has produced more than 25 student-team multimedia projects from places as diverse as the Galapagos Islands, Thailand, Mexico City, Buenos Aires and North... Read More →

Saturday April 14, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Nelson Mandela Auditorium

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