US/ICOMOS 2020 International Symposium: U.S. World Heritage and Social Justice in the 21st Century

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Symposium will be an all-virtual event taking place in two 4-hour sessions on November 12-13. Each day will begin with a keynote presentation via Zoom, followed by three themed sessions. Speakers will present virtually from around the world.

Day One: Social Justice, Civil Rights & Slavery
November 12, 2020: 1 – 5 pm EDT

•    U.S. World Heritage Sites and Slavery
•    International Examples of Monuments Associated with Oppression
•    Interpretation of U.S. and International Civil Rights Sites

Day Two: Social Justice and Indigenous Peoples
November 13: 1 – 5 pm EDT, 5 – 6 PM EDT Networking & Discussion

•    Co-Managing U.S. World Heritage Sites with Tribal Partners
•    Interpreting Indigenous World Heritage sites in the U.S.
•    Decolonizing Heritage: International Models

After the sessions end for the day, we hope you will join us for Virtual Networking and post-Symposium discussions in breakout rooms. More information and registration information will follow under separate cover.


Image: General map of the United States, showing the area and extent of the free & slave-holding states, and the territories of the Union : also the boundary of the seceding states. 1857. Library of Congress.

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