With the World Health Organization declaring the new coronavirus a global pandemic, it is all too easy to feel a sense of worry and isolation. At this time, we at the Coalition are drawing strength from what is perhaps the central lesson of all Sites of Conscience:
We are stronger together.
History has taught us to be wary of barriers erected out of fear. While we must all use an abundance of caution in our choices in the coming weeks, we must not stop supporting and engaging with one another. Out of love and compassion for the most vulnerable among us, the Coalition, like so many organizations, has chosen to postpone its upcoming in-person events, but continues to offer virtual events, including its Conscience Matters webinars, including one on April 9th on Finding Support for Cultural Programming During Challenging Times. In addition, we are hosting bi-weekly more casual, compassion-focused virtual chats, “Collective Care,” where members can gather virtually to share strategies related to self-care, remote working, and keeping visitors engaged during heightened public health concerns. The next chats are scheduled for:
Tuesday, March 31
Thursday, April 2