The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience is at the forefront of a global movement to preserve and share historical narratives grounded in truth, equipping communities across the globe to protect human rights and social justice every day and indeed long into the future.
To sustain these efforts, we not only work within regions, but across them. With many regions throughout the world facing a rise in extremism, polarization and repressive governments, over the last several years, the Global Networks Department has hosted major initiatives that brought together hundreds of members from dozens of countries to share lessons learned creating and implementing programs that promote inclusivity and democratic values in their communities. See below for more details.
The ongoing project, Correcting the Record: Building Inclusive, Equitable and Engaged Societies One Narrative at a Time, is encompassing 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.
“Building Global Capacity for Inclusive Democracies” was a global summit composed of three workshops designed to assist Sites of Conscience in creating and implementing programs that promote inclusivity and democratic values in their communities.
The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience hosted Countering Erasure: Addressing Absent Spaces, Amplifying Voices, which comprised three virtual global summits in 2020 designed to meet urgent needs related to capacity-building in documentation, youth engagement, human rights education and advocacy through digital platforms – enabling members to fortify their communities against the forces of historic revisionism and in doing so protect human rights and democratic values for decades to come.