From grave health concerns, to cultural and economic consequences, emotional distress and technical challenges, COVID-19 is affecting our lives at many different levels in all regions of the world. To best support members during this time, we have created this Virtual Public Square because we know that even while we must be physically distant at this time, we are always stronger together. Resources here are broken into three categories:
- Deepen Engagement focuses on disseminating information specific to cultural programming, human rights, and techniques for communicating with your communities today.
- Take Action provides concrete avenues for action related to COVID-19 and supporting Sites of Conscience at this time.
- Care for Communities offers spaces for members to come together to share their experiences in supportive environments, as well as tips for self-care during the pandemic.
As always, please feel free to send us your thoughts and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 Digital Front Page Dialogue Guide
COVID-19 Digital Front Page
Our Digital Front Page Dialogue is one model for engaging your community in constructive conversations on COVID-19.
Conscience Connections: Shared Resources for a Global Community
A weekly roundup of the week’s best resources related to cultural programming, self-care and non-profit management during COVID-19.
COVID-19 Complimentary Consultations
We are offering virtual consultations with our Methodology and Practice team to support your site in navigating current challenges.
Webinar Shorts: Methodology During and After COVID-19
Wednesdays, 10am EST
20-minute virtual sessions devoted to core elements of methodology that can assist sites as they adapt to short- and long-term changes related to COVID-19.
Webinar Series: Civil Liberties, Political Rights and COVID-19
May 7, 2020
Members from Africa, Asia, and Latin America share their related first-hand experiences, and lessons learned about life under COVID-19 lockdowns.
Finding Support: Cultural Programming in Challenging Times
Conscience Matters: A Webinar
This webinar included financial strategies, grant writing tips, and planning for your future projects.
Engage With Us
From Memory to Action
Follow us on social media for the latest information on Coalition events, resources and how Sites of Conscience are making a difference today.
Webinar Series: Women and COVID-19
May 21, 2020
Partners and members will discuss hurdles women are facing during the pandemic and suggest strategies for offering them support now and in the future.
How Will You Remember?
Share with us your strategies for engaging with your community today.
Become a Member
The Coalition is the only global network of museums, historic sites and memory initiatives. We help our members through grants, training and networking.
Webinar Series: Create Your Own Media
May 13, 2020
Learn tangible tools to enhance your print and digital media, better engage press, improve marketing, and activate your organization more generally.
Webinar Series: Weddings at Former Plantations
June 5, 2020
What happens when sites of human enslavement, genocide, assassination, incarceration, war, and environmental disaster become the sites of events?
Care for Communities
Collective Care Chats
Collective Care Chats
Bi-weekly virtual chats where regional members gather virtually to share strategies related to self-care, remote working, re-opening, and more.
Webinar Series: Exiled: Migration and Refugee Communities during COVID-19
June 4, 2020
Coalition staff and members from Asia and the Pacific and the Middle East discussed the complex relationship between public health and migration, past and present.
Webinar Series: COVID-19 and Vulnerable Groups
April 23, 2020
Members from Sri Lanka, South Africa and Bosnia and Herzegovina shared strategies for helping vulnerable communities cope during this time.
Webinar Series: Self-Care and Sites of Conscience
May 11, 2020
Join Celeste Matross of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation – a GIJTR partner – for this webinar focusing on self-care for NGO and museum staff.
Panel Discussion and Workshop: Rethinking the Landscape
How can museums and historical societies deepen their understanding of Haudenosaunee culture and develop tools for revisioning exhibitions and programs?
Webinar Series: Activism and Advocacy during the COVID pandemic
June 17, 2020
Practitioners and advocates discussed grassroots organizing strategies to advocate against injustices during this a pandemic.
Webinar Series: Transitional Justice, Atrocity Prevention, and COVID-19
June 18, 2020
Practitioners, activists and survivors from Africa, Asia and Latin America discussed the challenges and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.