What: UBC Okanagan’s AlterKnowledge Discussion Series
Who: UBC students Kezia Elaschuk, Safeera Jaffer-Hirji, and Hailey Myers
When: Friday, January 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave.,
When we teach youth their responsibility to help others who are less fortunate, especially by taking part in international humanitarian volunteering, are we really helping?
UBC undergraduate students Kezia Elaschuk (Cultural Studies/English), Safeera Jaffer-Hirji (Cultural Studies) and Hailey Myers (Psychology/Cultural Studies) will initiate a discussion international development and the idea of helping.
The discussion will explore questions like why are we urged to volunteer? How are we supposed to feel? What does it mean to empower others or to feel empowered? How does the responsibility to help others produce a particular identity or status?
The AlterKnowledge Discussion series is organized by UBC Okanagan professors Allison Hargreaves, David Jefferess and Ruthann Lee. The series aims to foster community-based knowledge-making, bringing people together to discuss, share, and (un)learn, as a practice of decolonization. This event is free and open to the public.