About Us

A Site of Conscience is a place of memory such as a historic site, place-based museum or memorial that prevents this erasure from happening in order to ensure a more just and humane future. Not only do Sites of Conscience provide safe spaces to remember and preserve even the most traumatic memories, but they enable their visitors to make connections between the past and related contemporary human rights issues. Participating Sites of Conscience members researched information, mapped each site with GIS and collected or shot images of each site. In the future, this site will be activated further through multi-media oral histories, additional images, a timeline of key events in the region, and the addition of more sites of detention, torture or imprisonment. We welcome your comments and feedback on the site.