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When We Appropriate Community Service

Somehow, it unsettles when community service and its initiatives are valorised. Schools – like corporations – have incentives to appropriate projects, because they are proof of civic-mindedness. But so much goes unchallenged. Are we portraying individuals to fit a predetermined narrative, one that benefits is disproportionately? Why are we clamouring to be recognised, to give ourselves public pats on the back? In our anxiety to represent these individuals have we objectified them, and thereby lost sight of broader, structural challenges? Continue reading



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