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Saturday, April 18 • 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Cultural Supremacy in Travel Media (presented by Outbounding) LIMITED

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Who gets to tell the world's stories?

This workshop will lead to a better understanding of how white cultural supremacy dictates the prism through which we view places, experiences, and people. We will discuss how to more accurately and respectfully represent different communities and cultures, rather than reinforcing existing paradigms of cultural supremacy and power. This is an extension of a recent discussion on Outbounding about diversity and cultural representation in travel writing. The topic affects all areas of travel media, from media outlets and publishers to writers, editors, public relations, and marketing, and advertising professionals. All industry trailblazers are invited to take part.

Some of the takeaways from this workshop are:  ​
-- the problem of the ubiquitous whiteness in travel writing and blogging as a genre; ​
--​ ​examples and some common arguments debunked of defending the status quo;
-- an exploration of class as an economic and racial divider and its role in reinforcing the system;
-- ways of effectively diversifying the genre;
-- how to tell better stories by dismantling embedded white cultural value systems. 

Speakers
avatar for Navdeep Dhillon

Navdeep Dhillon

@ishqinabackpack | Navdeep was born in England, raised in East and West Africa, the Middle East, and the United States, but he is a Punjabi boy at heart. He served in the U.S. Navy for eight years, taught ESL in China for two, traveled extensively throughout South East Asia, including a six month honeymoon in India. He speaks several languages well enough not to accidentally order tongue, hoof, or buttocks. But not well enough, apparently, to... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Guzman

Sandra Guzman

Contributing Writer, NBC News
@sandrasepigram | Sandra Guzman is an Emmy award-winning journalist, author, and yogi who is currently a contributing writer for NBC News. She was associate editor and culture writer for The New York Post and editor in chief of Latina and heart & soul magazines. Her byline has been on Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Univision, and PBS.
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Jeta Stephens

CEO/Filmmaker, Global Lipstick
@globallipstick | Jeta Stephens is the co-founder of Global Lipstick, a travel video series and website. After studying in Latin America, she worked as a Cultural Ambassador in Spain, from where she Couchsurfed and EasyJetted around Europe. Upon returning, Jeta decided to pursue travel writing/filmmaking fulltime. Her work and appearances have been seen on Comcast On Demand, FOX 29, Yahoo! Travel, Tripfilms Editors’ Pick, The Dr. Oz Show... Read More →


Saturday April 18, 2015 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Media Workshops (Dubrovnik: 313 - 3rd Floor) 150 W. 83rd St. NY, NY 10024

Attendees (14)