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  April 2016
The Burnurwurbskek Singers on Cadillac Summit in Acadia National Park, Maine 
Photo credit: Abbe Museum
Members in Motion
“Many visitors have a racial bias that they don't know they have. This makes for uncomfortable conversations all day, every day at the Abbe.”
Indigenous people throughout the world struggle not only for recognition, but for the right to tell their own stories. Museums dedicated to these communities often exclude their input, while those that do engage them frequently grapple with a public that is not sensitive to the subject matter. Since 2012, the Coalition has trained over 2,000 professionals in using dialogue to help overcome these sorts of challenges. Earlier this year, we held a workshop for our U.S. member the Abbe Museum, which explores the history and cultures of Native people in Maine, the Wabanaki. Click below to learn how facilitated dialogue has enabled them to engage with their content, community and staff in deeper and more meaningful ways.
New Members
The Coalition has over 200 members in 55 countries. Since February, four new members have joined us. One uses the common heritage of the Balkan region to foster peace and reconciliation among those residing there. Another works toward the creation of a museum dedicated to helping those living in locations where they may be exposed to radiation. All four are extraordinary, exemplifying in their unique ways the strength, skill and diversity of our global network.
Blog: Colonia Dignidad on Becoming a National Monument
Sites of Conscience have tremendous power to spark engagement and action. They inform us of past struggles and challenge us to stand up for human rights and social justice today. Unfortunately, as our member Colonia Dignidad reminds us, these sites are not always available to the public. Instead, they have to be fought for and reclaimed.
New Finance and Operations Manager
The Coalition is thrilled to welcome Alexei Khamarkhanov as its new Finance and Operations Manager. With over a dozen years experience working in the field of non-profit management, Alexei will manage auditing and other organizational processes, oversee the Coalition's financial matters and provide infrastructure support. 

The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience is a global network of historic sites, museums, and memory initiatives connecting past struggles to today's movements for human rights and social justice. We help sites around the world better engage their communities through grants, networking, and training.

Learn how you can become a member today.
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10 West 37th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10018
1.646.397.ICSC (4272)

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