2022 Global Project
The Coalition’s Correcting the Record: Building Inclusive, Equitable, and Engaged Societies One Narrative at a Time encompasses three avenues of action, beginning with cross-regional peer-exchange and one-on-one mentoring that will support six Sites of Conscience in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean to build inclusive and equitable repositories.
The Coalition’s 2021 Global Summit “Building Global Capacities for Inclusive Democracies,” equipped members with an understanding that discrimination is rooted in systemic inequality. Through capacity-building trainings members developed new skills to expose and combat discrimination and violence in their communities by making the connection between historical narratives and contemporary discrimination against marginalized groups, especially women, survivors, ethnic and religious minorities.
The project, Correcting the Record: Building Inclusive, Equitable and Engaged Societies One Narrative at a Time, will encompass three avenues of action, beginning with cross-regional peer-exchange and one-on-one mentoring that will support six Sites of Conscience in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean to build inclusive and equitable repositories; expanding to two virtual global workshops to support local documentation, oral history and storytelling projects and promote learning exchange among the Coalition’s global membership; and culminating in the development of a toolkit that will lay out the Sites of Conscience “Correcting the Record” methodology so that it can be shared with like-minded organizations seeking to correct “official” historical narratives and foster understanding and empathy toward those whose stories have been historically silenced.
In order to ensure global best practice, accessibility and replicability, ICSC is organizing the “Correcting the Record” virtual global workshop on November 29-30, 2022. The workshop will present the Correcting the Record methodology; help disseminate the learnings of the project; and support the assessment and recalibration of Sites of Conscience repositories at the global level. To register, click here.
Participating Sites of Conscience Members
Lebogang Marishane is a South African social justice activist working to advance development of African communities and increase civic engagement. She firmly believes in the strategic use of information, communications and technologies to center and amplify the voices of those that live in the margins.
Radhika Hettiarachchi is a Sri Lankan researcher, curator, and peacebuilding practitioner with over 16 years of experience working on oral history and memory, socio-economic stability, conflict transformation, and peacebuilding.