With over 300 members in more than 65 countries, the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience offers unprecedented access to a range of sites and methodologies dedicated to connecting past struggles to today’s movements for human rights. To best share these resources, we offer three webinar series. Recordings of previous sessions are below. To view upcoming sessions, click here.

Conscience Matters Webinar Series

Conscience Matters brings together members, Coalition staff and special guests to probe pressing issues facing Sites of Conscience today and showcase innovative and effective strategies to help members energize their audiences and play a leading role in our global movement for memory.

Human Rights Wiki Project discusses the movement for free knowledge and  strategies for creating engaging Wikipedia entries.

February 14, 2019

Methodology and Practice Director Braden Paynter shares tools to navigate difficult histories through dialogue-based programming.

April 18, 2019

Global Networks Director Linda Norris introduces practical exercises to help Sites of Conscience craft powerful labels for their exhibitions.

July 18, 2019

Members from the Americas examine how symbolic reparations can foster healing related to indigenous and colonial histories.

October 10, 2019

Sites of Conscience from Australia and Nepal explore how art can be used to incorporate women’s stories into official narratives.

March 18, 2020

Members from the US and Germany compare their experiences hosting private events at historic sites that remember traumatic events.

June 5, 2020

Sites of Conscience from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile and Rwanda discuss how to amplify children’s stories to support healing and action.

July 16, 2020

This webinar explores a variety of tools to draw on when comments from visitors or other stakeholders are harmful or elevate tensions.

August 27, 2020

Human Rights Wiki Project discute el movimiento por el conocimiento libre y las estrategias para crear atractivas entradas de Wikipedia.

February 15, 2019

Sites of Conscience examine different types of contemporary collecting around civil rights, activism and truth and reconciliation efforts.

May 16, 2019

Coalition Board, staff and members discuss challenges women face in sharing their stories and suggest strategies for overcoming them.

August 28, 2019

Coalition staff and members showcase a variety of evaluation methods focused on creating impactful cultural programs.

November 21, 2019

Director of Development Sara Murphy shares resources and strategies for funding, grant proposals and reporting in challenging times.

April 9, 2020

Four women artists and activists explore landscapes and monuments through indigenous and feminist perspectives.

June 24, 2020

Sites of Conscience from Syria, Turkey, and special guest from Germany talk about their efforts to monitor and offset destructive media outlets.

July 30, 2020

This session shares experiences, techniques, and strategies from Sites of Conscience to support front-line workers during this “new normal.”

September 3, 2020

Sites of Conscience share strategies for foregrounding women’s experiences of trauma, imprisonment, activism and healing.

March 14, 2019

Staff and guests discuss how to strengthen justice and accountability around sexual violence against women. Co-hosted with GAAMAC.

May 29, 2019

Sites of Conscience offer solutions for when their organizational missions are threatened by political agendas or repressive administrations.

September 19, 2019

Involucrar al público en conversaciones difíciles y controvertidas no es fácil, pero a menudo necesario. Encuentra como hacerlo en esta sesión.

January 22, 2020

Communications Director Ashley Nelson showcases media tools for an array of platforms to assist members in advocacy and promotion.

May 13, 2020

A four-hour workshop that supports participants in reimagining or creating new monuments from indigenous and feminist angles.

June 26, 2020

Historians, activists and museum practitioners discuss ways how to transform divisive objects/spaces into ones that support racial equity.

August 26, 2020

Webinar Shorts

Webinar Shorts are weekly, 30- to 45-minute interactive sessions devoted to core elements of Sites of Conscience methodology, member profiles and tools to support self-care and creativity.

Director of Methodology and Practice Braden Paynter offers strategies for engaging staff and visitors in dialogue in digital spaces.

April 29, 2020

Examples of effective memory initiatives from Sites of Conscience across the globe inspire thoughts on COVID-19 and memorialization.

May 20, 2020

Coalition staff and participants converse about different definitions of justice and how each can inform Sites of Conscience.

June 10, 2020

Coalition staff and members share experiences re-opening Sites of Conscience amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

July 8, 2020

Estrategias de diálogo en espacios digitales a medida que se exploran nuevas plataformas para fomentar el cuidado y la comprensión.

July 29, 2020

Casa Memoria José Domingo Cañas comparte acerca de su ardua labor para la protección de derechos humanos en Chile.

August 19, 2020

Sites of Conscience explore how crises like pandemics can lead to expansions or constrictions of civil and human rights.

May 6, 2020

Senior Director of the Coalition’s GIJTR Ereshnee Naidu explains how Sites of Conscience might engage transitional justice in their work.

May 27, 2020

Three Sites of Conscience share music pieces that have had a transformative effect on issues past and present at their organizations.

June 24, 2020

Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial Center & Cemetery talks about their work preserving and honoring the stories of the Srebrenica Genocide.

July 15, 2020

This session explores how organizations can incorporate the importance of joy into their methodologies with both visitors and staff.

August 5, 2020

In this webinar, Linda Norris, Coalition’s Director of Global Network, shares some concrete tools to help you connect with visitors.

September 9, 2020

The Coalition’s Regional Managers summarize emerging themes related to COVID-19 from members around the world.

May 13, 2020

Staff from the Partition Museum, a Coalition member in India, discusses its oral histories, personal artifacts, and response to COVID-19.

June 3, 2020

Director of Methodology and Practice Braden Paynter examines the complicated role of historic anniversaries in advocacy efforts.

July 1, 2020

Understand how approaching limits as creative constraints can lead to surprising, innovative solutions to the challenges facing us today.

July 22, 2020

Explore tools to support Black creators, identify systemic barriers to business participation, and play a role in addressing access challenges.

August 12, 2020

Ashley Rogers, Executive Director of the Whitney Plantation, talks about the museum’s history, activities, and challenges posed by COVID-19.

September 16, 2020

Stronger Together: A COVID-19 Webinar Series

Launched in April 2020, Stronger Together supports Sites of Conscience adapt to short- and long-term changes related to COVID-19.

Braden Paynter, Director of Methodology and Practice, facilitates a dialogue on the challenges COVID-19 poses to members.

April 15, 2020

Partners and members discuss the particular hurdles women face during the pandemic and suggest strategies for offering them support.

May 21, 2020

Guests discuss the effect COVID-19 is having on transitional justice and atrocity prevention efforts around the globe. Co-hosted with GAAMAC.

June 18, 2020

Members from Sri Lanka, South Africa and Bosnia and Herzegovina share strategies for helping vulnerable communities during challenging times.

April 23, 2020

Coalition members from Asia and the Middle East analyze the relationship between migration and public health, past and present.

June 4, 2020

Celeste Matross from the Centre for Violence and Reconciliation in South Africa discusses self-care and guides participants in a meditation exercise.

May 11, 2020

Practitioners and advocates discuss grassroots organizing strategies and virtual opportunities for protesting under duress.

June 17, 2020