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Guest Speaker and Author Dr. Anu Taranath

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November 1, 2019
11:00 am-12:30 pm

Campus Center

Room: 168

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Pamela Dutta

"Murky Ethics: What Does it Mean to do Good in an Unequal World?"

Many of us are grappling with how to do good work and lead meaningful lives in an unjust and unequal world. Given our access, advantages and privileges, how might we more mindfully work and connect with people whose lives look unlike ours?

Join Dr. Anu Taranath, author of the new book Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World, for a conversation exploring identity, equity, and the politics of traveling across differences in race, wealth and opportunity both at home and abroad. We'll talk about the wonderfully good intentions of service learning and study abroad programs, as well as its murky ethics related to social justice, reciprocity and structural inequality. Copies of Beyond Guilt Trips will be available for purchase. Do come, and bring a friend!

Co-sponsored by Advocacy, Inclusion and Support Programs, College of Natural Sciences and International Programs Office


The Campus Center is located in the middle of campus at 1 Campus Center Way. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.

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