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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 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Diving In: White Savior Complex FULL
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In this session, we'll be engaged in an interactive discussion about the 'white savior complex' and how it relates to global travel. 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 concept of 'white saviorism', while encouraging honest reflections on how we can participate in global and intercultural experiences in more ethical and compassionate ways. This session will be facilitated by three graduate students who have extensive experience living, working, and studying in numerous cultures and contexts around the world.   

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Anusha Hariharan

Anusha Hariharan is a graduate student in Anthropology at UNC-CH, working on issues of caste, gender and social movements in Tamil speaking parts of India and Sri Lanka.
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Katie Merriman

PhD Student, Department of Religious Studies
Academic Interests: Islamic Studies, ethnography and participatory research, ethical formation through practice, Muslim institutionalized charity and community service organizations.

Saturday April 8, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Classroom 4003

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