Webinar series on "Decentralized Memorialization after Human Rights Abuses"

Nov. 28, 2023
Artolution mural in Bangladesh

Decentralized Memorialization after Human Rights Abuses: Webinars, Curriculum Development, and Memorial Creation

A Project of the Human Rights Practice Program at the University of Arizona and the Miner Anderson Family Foundation

Co-sponsored by: The University and College Consortium for Human Rights Education (UCCHRE); Human Rights Educators-USA (HRE-USA); Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution and supported by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights/Le Musée canadien pour les droits de la personne

Memory sites are critical as they: provide a place to remember and reflect, provide catharsis, further transitional justice efforts, serve as an archive, entrench cultural heritage of those whose rights have been violated, and help prevent further abuses.  Most studies of memory sites have focused on large museums or monuments that are most often located in large cities and capitals. However, there is a growing movement to build more localized, smaller-scale memory sites.  These decentralized sites are often closer to affected populations, less expensive, and can be better tailored for local contexts.  Further, decentralization allows for more involvement by marginalized peoples, in some cases even having both perpetrators and survivors working together. 

Webinar I:  Successful Decentralized Memorialization Projects

December 12, 2023, 10:00 a.m. EST 
To register: https://tinyurl.com/2bru6prv




Tentative Topic

Ion Vlad, U.S. 

Director, The Miner Anderson Family Foundation, and University of San Francisco

Emotion and Memory in Third Space Education

Rozhen Kamal Mohammed-Amin, Kurdistan, Iraq

Kurdistan Institution for Strategic Studies and Scientific Research

Technology and Memorialization after Atrocities 

Ram Kumar Bhandari, Nepal

Committee for Social Justice, and Co-Founder of INOVAS International Network of Victims and Survivors of Serious Human Rights Abuses, Nepal.  

Survivor Movements for Memorialization 

Araceli Rodriguez, Taide Elena, and Anamaria Vasquez, Mexico

Border Patrol Victims Network Red de Victimas de la Patrulla Fronteriza

Family-Led Memorialization

M. Suza Uddin, Bangladesh

Bangladesh Country Director, Artolution

Participatory Arts, Conflict Resolution, and Memorialization

Lilya Matveeva, Russia

International Memorial 

Memorialization under Siege


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University and College Consortium for Human Rights Education