Transforming Community Spaces

A Toolkit on Equitable Collaboration

By University of Virginia’s Institute for Engagement & Negotiation 2021

Dedicated to communities who are committed to facing their contested spaces, from statues to historic buildings, to names and dedications, the Toolkit supports institutions and communities who are interested in using a commitment to change as an opportunity to go beyond symbolism, to tell more complete and truthful histories, and… Read More

Past Due

Report and Recommendations of the LA Mayor's Office Civic Memory Working Group

By Los Angeles Mayor’s Office Civic Memory Working Group April 2021

Los Angeles has long been celebrated—and caricatured—as a “city of the future.” Does it follow that this sensibility invites or even requires minimal attention to the past? Given recent and ongoing upheavals across the United States regarding commemorative monuments, statues, and the like—underpinned by increasingly widespread and resonant cries for… Read More

Getting the Balance Right?

An Inspection of how Effectively the Police Deal with Protests

By Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services 2021

The report is a investigation into how effectively the police manage protests. An assessment is made of the extent to which the police have been using their existing powers effectively, and what steps the Government could take to ensure that the police have the right powers to respond to protests. Read More

The 1619 Project Curriculum

By Pulitzer Center February 2021

The 1619 Project challenges us to reframe U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as our nation’s foundational date. Includes reading guides, activities, and other resources to bring The 1619 Project into the classroom. Read More

Educator Resources & Teaching Strategies

By Facing History & Ourselves 2021

Educational resources include multimedia materials, from primary sources and streaming videos to teaching strategies, lesson plans, and full units. Find resources that will support your students’ learning, whether you are teaching a complex moment in history or addressing today’s breaking news. Topics include history of race, immigration, democracy and civic… Read More

Decolonising DMU Toolkit


By Decolonising DMU 2021

The toolkit is a work a progress and elements will be released as they are created, including: examples of good practice, FAQs, Narratives of staff experiences and a podcast series of discussions with colleagues and students. Topics will be centered around decolonising history and the curriculum. Read More

Interim Report on the Connections between Colonialism and Properties now in the Care of the National Trust, Including Links with Historic Slavery

By National Trust 2020

The report includes sections on the global slave trades, goods and products of enslaved labour, compensation for slave ownership, abolition and protest, the East India Company, and the British Raj. A factual gazetteer lists the 93 places and collections that have strong historical links to Britain’s colonial past. Read More

Should Slavery’s Statues be Removed?

On Transitional Justice and Contested Heritage

By Joanna Burch-Brown 2020

What should we do with statues and place-names memorializing people who committed human-rights abuses linked to slavery and postslavery racism? In this article, I draw on UN principles of transitional justice to address this question. I propose that a successful approach should meet principles of transitional justice recognized by the… Read More

Indigenous Ally Toolkit

Guide to Allyship

By Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network March 2019

A toolkit on how to be an ally in creating a positive & sustainable impact on the lives of Indigenous Peoples living in Montreal. Includes explanation on what the term “ally” means, and why is it used in this toolkit, as well as explanations of other relevant terms. Read More