No White Savior

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Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke, Bygning B, 1. Sal

Fælledvej 12

2200 København N

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What is a white savior complex? And how does it manifest in the culture of volunterism in Denmark? Let's talk about it.

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Together Against Racism cordially invite you as a guest to attend an interactive, educative and solution-oriented panel debate to improve practises related to youth volunteering abroad.

The aim is to challenge the culture of white saviorism, which allow organisations to send young volunteers with limited knowledge and competencies to over-exploited countries with the intention to make a difference.

By confronting both visible and invisible structures the objective is to raise the overall level of consciousness about the existence and issues with this culture. Based on the panel debate, we will create general requirements that can be implemented across organisations. The agenda will be based on the following:

▪️ White Savior Complex: Privileges, Race, (Neo-)colonialism

▪️ Identity Formation: A Culture of Making a "Difference"

▪️ Digitalisation: Social Media, Selfies, #hashtags

▪️ Organisational Responsibility: Intention and Impact

▪️ Ethics

***The event will be held in English***

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Sammen Mod Racisme inviterer dig som gæst til at deltage i en interaktiv, lærerig og løsningsorienteret panel-diskussion for at forbedre praksis i forbindelse med ungdomsfrivilligt arbejde i udlandet.

Formålet er at udfordre den hvide frelse kultur, som gør det muligt for organisationer at sende unge frivillige med begrænset viden og kompetencer til overudnyttede lande med det formål at gøre en forskel.

Ved at konfrontere både synlige og usynlige strukturer er målet at øge det overordnede niveau af bevidsthed om eksistensen af, og problemerne med, denne kultur. Baseret på paneldiskussionen vil vi skabe generelle krav, der kan implementeres på tværs af organisationer. Dagsordenen vil være baseret på følgende:

▪️ Det hvide frelse kompleks: Privilegier, race og (neo-)kolonialisme

▪️ Identitets dannelse: en kultur af at gøre en “forskel”

▪️ Digitalisering: social medier, selfies og #hashtags

▪️ Organisatorisk ansvar: intention og konsekvenser

▪️ Etik

**Eventet afholdes på engelsk**

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Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke, Bygning B, 1. Sal

Fælledvej 12

2200 København N

Denmark

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