Action for Peace #69
Colonialism created the political and economic context, in which we live today. International volunteering takes place in this context: White Europeans go as international volunteers to the Global South, often with neo-colonial motivations of imposing Western values and mindsets onto local realities.
In this webinar, representatives of volunteering organisations from Europe and the Global South discussed and presented critical approaches towards this: How can international volunteering organisations respond to colonial mindsets? How do we make volunteers active citizens around global justice rather than passive believers of colonial narratives of developing, helping and saving?
Around 40 participants took part in an online World Café that was part of the seminar “Develop or Self-Develop”.
This webinar is part of the ongoing international seminar “Develop or Self-Develop: Who is the volunteer in relation to colonial history?”, which SCI Austria organises online from 12-21 March 2021.