Candace Doby "Travel, Being Black & Doubt"
Candace Doby didn’t begin traveling internationally until she was 27. The opportunities to do so beforehand were muddled in fear of physical harm, rejection from people at home and abroad, and fear of failure. It wasn’t until she read books, heard tales from friends, and did research that she began to recognize the value of travel. In this presentation, Candace, who has now traveled solo and accompanied to 14 countries, shares her thoughts on engaging people of color to go abroad, using her own perspective as a black woman navigating race and power in this world. Sharing personal travel stories and ways to support black students to identify and manage their fears about traveling abroad through a framework of courage. She also offers how travel can help one have a more global understanding of self and serve as a tool for a more robust career.
Wednesday, September 12 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Russell Union, Theater