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"Stop Filming Us"
In partnership with Glocal International Development Studies
How do prejudices play into representation of the Congo in Western media? Do filmmakers unwittingly contribute to the 'white savior complex?' Join us for a screening of this important film and a conversation with the director.
Workshop on writing an organizational Ethical Code of Conduct. Learn what to include and how to utilize it, and see practical examples.
Minimizing Environmental Impact
in the Field
With climate change disproportionately affecting developing countries, what is our role in minimizing damage on host communities when sending staff, volunteers, or students abroad? Learn and discuss practical ways to include ethical environmental impact in your programming, and ways for staff/ volunteers/ students to contribute positively to sustainability efforts.
From writing a policy, to creating forms, to asking community members, to portraying them in a dignified and ethical way in your communications materials - everything you need to know about getting truly informed consent from people and communities.
Involving Local Partners in Monitoring & Evaluation
What steps can you take to ensure that your organization's M&E in inclusive, diverse, and takes into account the community members with whom you are working?
Monitoring & Evaluation
Guide to Financial Cooperation and Openness with Local Partners
Global service programs involve financial transactions between the organization and host communities or partner organizations. How do you establish expectations, act with transparency, and ensure equal decision-making power and compensation so that everyone benefits?
The Words We Use and Why They Matter
Using language and terminology that is current, relevant, and aligned with international standards can help promote dignity, and can avoid perpetuating outdated and harmful narratives or power dynamics. Join a discussion on which words are in, which are out, and why.
More Aspire events to come... Stay tuned!
*Schedule is tentative and subject to change.