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Wives of the disappeared contribute to a memory wall in honor of their missing relatives in Bardiya, Nepal. The 2016 project was sponsored by Coalition member the National Network of Families of the Disappeared & Missing in Nepal, which provides support, advocacy, and relief for the families of those who disappeared during the country's civil war (1996-2006). 
Support a Just Future
"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."
- Maya Angelou
With xenophobia, hate speech, and other forms of intolerance on the rise, it is more imperative than ever before that we protect the spaces where those who feel marginalized can share and have their stories acknowledged.
The Coalition's dynamic programs at over 200 Sites of Conscience in 55 countries ensure that survivors of conflict, their families, and communities have a place to address their often traumatic histories and move forward together toward a just and humane future. 

Below are just a few examples of the work underway at Sites of Conscience across the globe. These programs cannot happen without you. Please make a gift today to ensure they can continue.
United States:
Students Promoting Racial Equity
Students of color in the U.S. are expelled and even arrested at school at much higher rates than their white peers, a fact that has devastating consequences for their future. In 2015, the Coalition launched From Brown v. Board to Ferguson, a project designed to address this entrenched discrimination by creating programs that foster dialogue on race, education equity, and incarceration. Listen to student participants speak about the program and its impact. 
Body-Mapping, a Portal to the Past 
This month marks the third anniversary of the start of the civil war in South Sudan, a conflict that has wrought havoc on ordinary civilians – dividing communities and neighbors and separating families. In November, the Coalition, through its Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation, led a workshop for a dozen South Sudanese victims in body-mapping, a unique art technique that allows individuals to share their stories of trauma through a life-sized drawing of their body. Click below to learn about the workshop and its contribution to healing and reconciliation. 
"The Present Needs Memory"
The three-decades long internal armed conflict in Guatemala caused the death of at least 200,000 people between 1960-1996. Many who lived through the violence find it difficult to openly discuss. To ensure that younger generations are made aware of this history and its impact, Coalition member Casa de la Memoria in Guatemala City presents this past through intergenerational programming. Here, Andrea Fabiola Pelican Méndez, a local high school student who leads tours of the museum, writes about what memory means to her.

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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