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.
In this webinar, we will explore a variety of ways to respond to problematic comments and/or actions within the context of member provided, crowd-sourced visitor comments. Questions that may be discussed include: What are the risks of giving a humorous response? When is it ok not to respond? How might a response be different for a visitor as opposed to a coworker or a stakeholder?
Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 9 am ET
Join Linda Norris, Coalition’s Director of Global Networks, in conversation with Coalition members to discuss psycho-social techniques and strategies from a variety of contexts to ensure forward-facing staff – and the administrators who support them – are well-positioned to continue connecting past to present and bringing memory to action, while taking care of themselves and each other.
September 3, 2020 at 9 am ET
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.
A Site of Conscience’s first response to calls for justice is often focused on programming.
This session will look at how sites can support black creators and entrepreneurs, identify systemic barriers to entrepreneurial participation, and look at how sites can play a role in addressing access challenges.
Wednesday, August 12 at 10 am 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