I would like to follow up on my previous article ¨How white is European Youth work field¨ and dig a bit deeper into the concept of power and it´s relation to anti-racism. I want to have a look at what are some of the things that we can actually do as youth workers, trainers or … More This intimate relationship between power and anti-racism…
Have you ever though how white is youth work in Europe? Are we as a community inclusive enough? Can we learn something from the people protesting on the streets for #BlackLivesMatter. I believe that at least they deserve our reflection on our role to contribute to inequality. And here is my reflection. My struggle if … More How white is European youth work?
Some time ago I have found in a Facebook group, the cover photo of a magazine with a fat female model, and the author of this post was asking what did people think about the promotion of obesity in this way. The post reached over 500 comments in the moment when I left the group, … More Some reflextions on fat people discrimination.
The question ¨how to engage young people¨ is one of the most famous question in the youth work, which is being repeated very frequently, and seems like that many youth workers have this problem, they prepare the activities, put money and time in this, and then no one shows up, or the participation is not … More 5 ways to engage youth
In my world (youth work, NGOs, etc.), when you say Africa, there are several associations – the place of origin of migrants coming to Europe, MDGs, development, the need to help. There is this kind of inner feeling of a need to help, starting with the development, and ending with volunteering, where all the candidates … More The Aid from the Ugandan perspective
Very recently we had a conference in Lorca called migration crisis, and I was asked to talk about this issue. What I did I stand up and firmly claimed that we do not have a migration crisis! Interested why? Is migration a Human Right? While preparing for the conference I asked myself if there is … More Why I think we don´t have migration crisis
With this article I would like to reflect on the issue of diversity. Is it really cherished in our societies? What are our owns attitudes, and how much are they integral? Is what we think, how we act and how we feel really the same? The article will be mainly focused on the part of … More Tips on Making Diversity Great Again
This year the organization where I work will have 10 years anniversary, officially, since the organization exist longer, but that´s another story. For this reason we decided to celebrate, and we are asking people who has been involved with Cazalla Intercultural in any way to publish their story, photos, videos or memories on social media … More 10 Years with Cazalla
In 2008 I have written the article analysing if the religion can be a cause of terrorism. After almost 10 years it sounds now a bit basic, but I think it is a good introduction to the series the articles I would like to do. I am very moved by the recent attack in Barcelona, … More Can Islam be a cause of terrorism?
In the end of May in the association I work, Cazalla Intercultural, we have organized the conference called ¨Céntrate¨, in the framework of the structural dialogue project. The idea came from the fact that we got a building to manage and to create there the youth center, and since we don´t have much experience in … More Why youth participation is so challenging to understand?