International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience

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International Coalition of Historic Site Museums of Conscience

What is a Site of Conscience?

"Whether it interprets great good or great evil, whether it preserves a cultural or an environmental resource, a historic site has unique power to inspire social consciousness and action. By opening new conversations about contemporary issues in historical perspective, historic sites can become new town halls, central to civic life and democracy...

"Through its first-of-its-kind web program,, the Coalition works with leading international human rights and social welfare organizations to bring the lessons of the past to bear on contemporary struggles. Web visitors tour member historic sites and explore where in the world the issues they raise are still unresolved. Participating organizations include Human Rights Watch, International Center for Transitional Justice, Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights, the RFK Center for Human Rights, and Amnesty International." [1]