Transitional justice describes the measures countries put into place to address legacies of conflict and human rights abuses. In the absence of any formal transitional justice mechanism in the US, Sites of Conscience are ideal places to facilitate and foster discussion around truth, justice, and reconciliation. To help American sites learn from the work already being done around the world, we paired up US-based Sites of Conscience with Sites of Conscience members in Colombia, The Gambia, South Africa, and Sri Lanka - all countries that have, or are currently undergoing transitional justice processes. In this series, participants will revisit these conversations, sharing what they have learned with you, our listeners. This podcast is a program of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. Production by Better Lemon Creative Audio.
3. Memory’s Impact on the Present (Radhika Hettiarachchi, Ana Edwards)
In this episode, Radhika Hettiarachchiand Ana Edwards discuss historical memory and reclaiming spaces–both physical and figurative.
4. Speaking Up for Health and Gender Justice (Fatou Baldeh, Dr. Amber Johnson)
In this episode, Fatou Baldeh discusses her work in The Gambia with women who suffered violence and abuse under the Jammeh regime and Dr. Amber Johnson makes connections to their own work, which addresses racism and public health inequities in the US.
5. Truth and the Ongoing Process of Reckoning (Lebogang Marishane, Farah Tanis)
In this episode, Lebogang Marishane of Constitution Hill in South Africa discusses the ongoing truth and reconciliation efforts post-Apartheid and Farah Tanis makes connections to her work seeking truth and justice for Black women in America.
1. Transitional Justice for Black Americans (Jamira Burley, Angi Williams)
Social justice activist Jamira Burley discusses the past, present, and future of transitional justice for Black Americans.
2. Healing and Shared Humanity (Adriana Serrano Murcia, Ereshnee Naidu-Silverman)
In this episode, Ereshnee Naidu-Silverman interviews Adriana Serrano Murcia about the work of transitional justice in Colombia.
6. Transitional Justice in Practice: Lessons for Change-Makers
A conversation about how you can apply transitional justice ideas to your own work. Tune in for a practical yet inspiring conversation on everyday activism, safe spaces, the power of storytelling, the role of technology, and the future of transitional justice work.