51 minutes | Dec 15th 2020

3:07 Service, Not Saviorism

Are you serving or trying to save? In this episode I unpack white saviorism and the detrimental effect that it has on communities in our backyard and across the globe. If you want to transform your good intentions into confident action consider these 5 reflection questions: Is the organization I’m partnering with led by BIPOC? Where am I on my anti-racism journey? What preconceived notions do I have about the community I am serving?  When and how am I going to learn about the history of the community I am serving?  What is my attitude towards the people I am working with?  What am I going to do if my service begins to look more like saviorism?    Join the First Name Basis Patreon Community Make sure to join our Patreon Community to take part in our monthly Q&A sessions and download the detailed notes from this episode!   First Name Basis Website   Join us on Instagram    Sources: What Is A White Savior Complex Me & White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad Britt Hawthorne Patreon Community  The White Savior Industrial Complex by Teju Cole No White Saviors  “Kill the Indian, Save the Man” Captain Richard H. Pratt How the US Stole Thousands of Native American Children LDS Indian Placement Program Things No One Tells You About Going On Short-term Mission Trips When Helping Hurts   Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN  
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