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. Upcoming sessions are below. To view recordings of previous 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.

Quelling the myths and blindness that support colonialism and racism is critical to building just and healthy communities. This webinar will bring together three experienced educators from First Nations to share experiences and strategies for supporting communities affected by oppression, with a particular focus on using education to challenge myths and build a better future.

Thursday, September 24 at 1 pm ET

As more public awareness is paid to the historic system of racism in the U.S., this session will consider what an effective truth and justice commission in America might look like? What lessons can be learned from similar processes in South Africa, Latin America, and elsewhere? In addition to reparations, what other transitional justice tools could support this process?

Thursday, November 12 at 10 am ET

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.

Originally conceived to examine gender and movies, the Bechdel test has since been used to look at a range of identities in a wide variety of media. Applying it to our sites and our storytelling gives us a powerful tool to reorient our storytelling, identify gaps, target research, and build programming that helps us intentionally challenge systems of power.

Wednesday, September 30 at 9 am ET

Cultural organizations are important to building cultures of democracy and supporting democratic practices. What roles, as advocates, conveners, and educators can we play in democratic processes? This webinar will look at how museums can help grow democracies and give participants a chance to share challenges and opportunities.

Wednesday, October 14 at 12 pm ET

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.

Much like a conflict, COVID-19 has woven fear, mistrust and uncertainty into everyday life in ways that have made us fundamentally question our leaders, our individual rights, and our collective worth. This webinar will rely on the time-tested methodologies of Sites of Conscience, offering strategies and examples of effective memorials and memory initiatives that honor loss in times of crisis.

Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 9 am ET