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Memory, Justice and Reconciliation: Coming to Terms with Past Atrocities
July 28-July 31, 2014,
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
To register click here.
Countries emerging from eras of repression, armed conflict, or mass atrocities must find a way to address the past before they can make a successful transition into more open, democratic societies. What to do with the past is a dramatic decision for a society that has experienced grave violations to individuals and groups, and to the public's trust in government and in each other.
This institute will explore some of the methods and mechanisms that have been developed by national and international actors, such as truth commissions and national or international criminal prosecutions to assist societies to transition away from a repressive past.
Participants will explore the role of public memory of past violations, including memorials, museums, commemorations and their politics. We will also engage in a study of representations of atrocities and the intersections of art and human rights in media, literature, murals, film and performance arts.
The institute will also provide hands on activities designed to help educators create curriculum and lessons they can incorporate into their classrooms.
Dr. Alejandro Baer, Center for Genocide and Holocaust Studies, U of MN
Barb Frey, Director , Human Rights Program U of MN
Cost: $100 includes all parking, materials, fieldtrips and lunches
Optional on campus housing available for $300
For more information please email Deborah Jane.
This institute is a partnership between the Human Rights Program and the Center for Genocide and Holocaust Studies at the University of Minnesota.