This 2020 global workshop – to be hosted by the Latin America and Caribbean Sites of Conscience Network – will explore how Sites of Conscience around the world effectively counter revisionist attacks and will develop best practices for Sites being targeted by hostile governments. The meeting will take place from November 23-25, 2020. Please check this page regularly as more information will be available soon.

In coordination with this, the Latin America and Caribbean Sites of Conscience Network is currently hosting a four-part series entitled, Denialism and Relativism in Latin America, which is open to the public and transmitted through Facebook Live. See details on individual sessions below. For Spanish, click here.

Series: Denialism and Relativism in Latin America

First session: The Denialism and Relativism Phenomenon

Date: September 3, 2020

This opening session explored the many layers of denialism and relativism as evidenced in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as more globally. Specifically, it examined a variety of speeches and other tactics that have been used in this regard across different historical experiences.

To watch this session, click here.


Second Session: Denialism in Latin America. Past and Present.

Date: October 1, 2020 at 5 pm ET

In this session members will facilitate a dialogue based on specific situations of denialism in the region in recent years. The goal will be to better understand the peculiarities of the phenomenon in Latin America and the Caribbean, and use that knowledge to create public programming and advocacy campaigns to combat it in the future.

To watch this session, click here.


Third Session: Memory Sites vs. Denialism

Date: November 5th

This third session will explore how denialist sectors have opposed memory initiatives in the region. Panelists and participants will share their experiences as the targets of these attacks and their strategies for combatting them.

This session will be live-streamed through Facebook.


Fourth Session: Future Prospects – Politics of Memory Against Denialism and Relativism

Date: December 3rd

This final session will aim to lay the groundwork for future efforts to combat denialism and relativism in the region. Specific attention will be paid to public policies regarding memory, education as a tool, and the role of the state.

This session will be live-streamed through Facebook.