Switching to a new narrative about the world
Outcome:
human rights
City (headquarters):
Warszawa
Voivodeship (headquarters):
mazowieckie
Dates:
31-12-2022 - 31-12-2022
Status:
in progress
Project cost:
75 000 EUR
Funding:
75 000 EUR
Outreach:
nationwide
Types of activities:
social actions and campaigns, educational activities
Target groups:
society

The predominant narratives in Poland concerning minority groups and concerning Global South countries are dangerous not only because of the hate speech contained within them. A narrative is a way of perceiving reality, while the narratives that prevail today sustain the colonial order.

Under the project, research would be carried out on the predominant narratives of 10 YouTubers that present their account of the world from the point of view of travel or residence in a Global South country, followed by a media campaign and awareness-raising activities. A report will be produced following the research, and based on the findings five campaigns will be created in response to material posted on YouTube (films, articles, podcasts). As a result, a postcolonial view of the world will emerge in the Polish-language areas of the Internet. The project also envisages training for 14 local activists, to prepare them to respond to harmful narratives concerning the Global South, and to organize 10 or more events in their communities and online, to promulgate the postcolonial narrative. The project also involves an open mailing course, and three-day Wikipedia editing event, in which 20 items on the project subject area will be added to the Polish version, and these will include institutional racism, the Global North and South, postcolonialism, white privilege, and concealed prejudice. Materials intended for teachers will also be produced to enable them to discuss the narratives in lessons. Webinars will be conducted under the project to disseminate the research findings and educational materials.

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