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Concurrent session 3a : SPECIAL TRACK: BI-POC issues in tourism, travel and mobility

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10:30 AM, Monday 21 Jun 2021 (2 hours 30 minutes)
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Tourism RESET will be leading a special track: BI-POC issues in tourism, travel, and mobility. Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BI-POC) have endured racial inequalities, segregation and systemic racism for centuries. Globally, travel and tourism has been overpoweringly White-washed, leaving limited room to highlight the experiences and voices of traditionally marginalized groups, the result lending itself to complete invisibility of BI-POC people in the travel sphere.We invite proposals for a special track on BI-POC issues in tourism, travel, and mobility – taking a deeper look into the nexus of marginalized travelers and the representation of BI-POC faces and counter-narratives within a predominantly White-washed touristic landscape.

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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | 30 minutes

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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM | 30 minutes

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12:00 PM - 12:30 PM | 30 minutes

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Who's Attending

Tanner Caterina-Knorr
Arizona State University
Christopher Wilbert
Para-academic / independent researcher
Juliet Yeboah
University of Waterloo
Carla Guerron-Montero
Professor of Anthropology
University of Delaware

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