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Mid-Day Focus: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities for Growing 21st Century Cultural Heritage Tourism - Shared screen with speaker view
Bethany Morris (she/her)
49:24
Any questions for Sherry, Olga or Kristin?
Anna Pollock
59:57
Someone needs to share that with the hotel.
Bethany Morris (she/her)
01:00:26
I'm on it.
Anna Pollock
01:00:39
Thank you Bethany!!!
Anna Pollock
01:03:32
Also, I wonder if someone could speak to the idea that...I've noticed when the perspective being shared by the audience in some of these sessions is the collective "we" of a white institution that's interested in being guided by someone of color, or the suggestion that a predominantly white school co-sponsor with a school that's predominantly of color...it's bordering on the privileged white "you teach me" perspective that discounts the fact that travelers of color are not on vacation to do that for "us" ….not fully articulating this but it's been nagging me...
Rachele Neu
01:05:08
Anna — I get what you’re saying. For us, it also goes for trips that are based on racial or ethnic based themes. Is it really an immersive learning experience or is it taking a group of white alumni and having them peer at the culture/race/ethnicity through a “glass” if you will.
Anna Pollock
01:05:53
yes @Rachelle so hard to parse this out
Bethany Morris (she/her)
01:06:54
the collective majority "we" is asking them to do the work for us?
Bethany Morris (she/her)
01:07:38
"Teach us" rather than seeking the answers?
Rachele Neu
01:07:41
That’s an interesting way of putting it Bethany
Patricia Tyler
01:07:51
These are really interesting comments on issues that are tricky to navigate.
Anna Pollock
01:07:52
that's sort of it, Bethany. The intention is pure but possibly missing the mark. How can we respectfully balance our earnest interest to know more with our responsibility
Rachele Neu
01:08:06
Yea “teach us” (from a distance) vs engaging WITH us?
Anna Pollock
01:08:48
Right! In a sense, to me, "teach us" doesn't differ that much from "serve us" It's problematic
Rachele Neu
01:08:59
I try to find tours that engage and promote interaction vs just teaching from arms length? This is hard to do
Rachele Neu
01:10:34
I should note — it’s NOT easy to find tours like that
Anna Pollock
01:11:23
@Rachele, what school are you with?
Rachele Neu
01:11:45
Michigan
Anna Pollock
01:11:59
K! I want to connect w/ you further! ~Anna from Cornell
Rachele Neu
01:12:15
Would love to do that!!
Bethany Morris (she/her)
01:12:51
🔗
Bethany Morris (she/her)
01:15:28
We are gonna end this session and start the Ireland tea in the other link