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Join us for the 2017 GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics Saturday, April 8 at the FedEx Global Education building!

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Saturday, April 8 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
"Voluntourism" and the Challenge of Making a Sustainable Impact
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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 interactive panel discussion, we explore the phenomenon of voluntourism, how it reinforces global systems of power, and how to make your global impact sustainable.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Communications and Administrative Manager, Carolina for Kibera
Nick Johnson is the Communications and Administrative Manager for Carolina for Kibera, a community development non-profit organization that works in Kibera, Kenya, one of East Africa's largest informal settlements. CFK seeks to empower local leaders from Kibera and provide them with the opportunities and tools necessary to create change for themselves, their peers, and their community. Nick has been a part of the CFK team for 3 years, starting... Read More →
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Meagan Meekins

Peace Corps Campus Recruiter, University Career Services, UNC Student Affairs
Meagan Meekins is the Peace Corps Campus Recruiter for UNC Chapel Hill. She is a lifelong Tarheel (born, bred, dead!) and completed her BA in Spanish in Chapel Hill in 2012. UNC opened up the world to her - traveling to Spain and throughout Europe during study abroad and doing research in Mexico. After school she was accepted to serve in Paraguay as a Community Health volunteer where she fell in love with Public Health. At the end... Read More →
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Kristan Rosenthal

Program Assistant, Office of Student Wellness Co-chair, Social Work Student Organization (SOWOSO) 2016-2017
Kristan Rosenthal is from Floral Park, New York. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Studies. After graduation, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana. While in Botswana, Kristan integrated life skills programming for HIV prevention in schools and the local community, led peer counseling groups for adolescents, and assisted a local NGO in expanding its childcare services... Read More →


Saturday April 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium