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Dix Park Public Lecture | From Memory to Action: Elizabeth Silkes

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A.J. Fletcher Opera

2 East South Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

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Join us for a free lecture by Elizabeth Silkes, Executive Director of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. Her lecture, "From Memory to Action," will explore the past, present, and potential future life of Dorothea Dix Park as our community seeks to honor the land's history.


What Is a Site of Conscience?

A Site of Conscience is a place of memory that confronts both the history of what happened there and its legacies. Sites of Conscience begin by facing all aspects of their history. Then they go a step further, activating the historical perspective with dynamic public dialogue on related issues faced today and what we can do about them.


What Is the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC)?

The ICSC is the only worldwide network dedicated to transforming places that preserve the past into spaces that promote civic action. The Coalition recognizes that the power of sites of memory is not inherent. It must be harnessed as a deliberate tactic in the service of human rights and citizen engagement.


Learn more on their website: sitesofconscience.org


A special thank you to our our sponsors:

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences-whose mission is to illuminate the interdependence of nature and humanity. http://naturalsciences.org/index

The Lucy Daniels Foundation- which fosters personal development, emotional freedom and a deeper understanding of creativity through psychoanalytic education, programs, and research. https://ldf.org/



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