Participa en el training sobre anticolonialisme ‘Walking Against Colonialism’ que tindrà lloc a Bern (Suïssa) del 25 de novembre al 5 de desembre
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Background of the seminar
The streets, buildings and museums of Europe are full of colonial heritage. European colonialism for centuries has exploited people, land and resources in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Oceania and the consequences of this are clearly visible until today. To this day, European governments and companies are contributing to and driving global injustices. European cities are still prospering thanks to their colonial wealth, while many countries in the Global South are heavily indebted because of their history of oppression.
Postcolonial city tours are an educational method that can bring awareness to European citizens. Many young people in Europe lack basic knowledge about colonial history and neocolonial power structures today. By showing buildings, street names, monuments, artifacts or stories that showcase the colonial heritage and neocolonial present of a city, youth can get motivated to hold their governments and companies accountable through civic action.
Our objectives with this seminar
While several cities in Europe already benefit from having offers of postcolonial city tours, we want to broaden the spectrum and motivate more youth organisations to start their own tours. Some thoughts we have:
– We want to exchange best practices around how to conduct postcolonial city tours.
– We want postcolonial city tours to be an offer in more cities in Europe, North Africa and Southwest Asia and support each other in creating them.
– We want to discuss how postcolonial city tours can be used as an educational method specifically for young people on a local level and in international youth projects (such as volunteering camps, youth exchanges, volunteer preparation, etc.).
– We want to discuss how postcolonial city tours can be used as a tool of empowerment for BIPOC youth.
– We want to discuss how postcolonial city tours can include intersectional perspectives (e.g. class, gender, sexual orientation, dis/abilities) both in terms of content and methodology.
– We want to create a network of organisations and collectives that offer postcolonial city tours with young people and we want to stay in touch also afterwards, creating a bigger follow-up project after this.
FOR MORE INFORMATION READ THE CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
When: 25 November – 5 December 2023
Where: Bern, Switzerland
Deadline to apply: as soon as possible!
Interested? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org now!