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11/16/2020

The Symposium is a wrap! Now we need to finish 2020 on a solid financial footing. Please help by attending our Virtual Celebration of World Heritage. All contributions will be doubled by a generous donor! https://usicomos.org/celebrations/
#celebration #worldheritage #worldheritageUSA #ICOMOS

We're discussing Diversifying and Decolonializing heritage. So much to do but many smart, dedicated people are motivated...
11/13/2020

We're discussing Diversifying and Decolonializing heritage. So much to do but many smart, dedicated people are motivated for positive change. #USISymp20 #WorldHeritageUSA #SocialJustice #CivilRights #IndigenousRights #WorldHeritage #USICOMOS #ICOMOS

New Zealand has long history of working with the #Maori #indigenouspeoples in the realm of #culturalheritage and preserv...
11/13/2020

New Zealand has long history of working with the #Maori #indigenouspeoples in the realm of #culturalheritage and preservation.
#USISymp20 #WorldHeritageUSA #SocialJustice #CivilRights #IndigenousRights #WorldHeritage #USICOMOS #ICOMOS #ICOMOSNZ

One of the most significant U.S. cultural sites, Newark Earthworks, is currently used as a golf course. Many groups are ...
11/13/2020

One of the most significant U.S. cultural sites, Newark Earthworks, is currently used as a golf course. Many groups are working to rectify this and establish Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks as a World Heritage site open to the public and to the tribal peoples who helped create these sites.
#USISymp20 #WorldHeritageUSA #SocialJustice #CivilRights #IndigenousRights #WorldHeritage #USICOMOS @OhioHistoryConnection @WorldHeritageOhio

@TaosPueblo: "We are a living site.... Having the UNESCO designation has helped us get funding to preserve the buildings...
11/13/2020

@TaosPueblo: "We are a living site.... Having the UNESCO designation has helped us get funding to preserve the buildings and establish their longevity." - Ilona Spruce.
#USISymp20 #WorldHeritageUSA #SocialJustice #CivilRights #IndigenousRights #WorldHeritage #USICOMOS #ICOMOS

Brian Vallo, governor of @AcomaPueblo, discussing surveying cultural resources in Chaco Canyon landscape in order to gui...
11/13/2020

Brian Vallo, governor of @AcomaPueblo, discussing surveying cultural resources in Chaco Canyon landscape in order to guide use and protection of these lands. @ChacoCultureNHP
#USISymp20 #WorldHeritageUSA #SocialJustice #CivilRights #IndigenousRights #WorldHeritage #USICOMOS #ICOMOS

@NPS park leaders discuss @WorldHeritage designation at their sites and whether this designation has benefited peoples.#...
11/13/2020

@NPS park leaders discuss @WorldHeritage designation at their sites and whether this designation has benefited peoples.
#USISymp20 #WorldHeritageUSA #SocialJustice #CivilRights #IndigenousRights #WorldHeritage #USICOMOS #ICOMOS

Jeff Mow discusses the Iinnii initiative to introduce wild bison to @GlacierNPS landscape that shows how interconnected ...
11/13/2020

Jeff Mow discusses the Iinnii initiative to introduce wild bison to @GlacierNPS landscape that shows how interconnected conservation, community and culture are.
#USISymp20 #WorldHeritageUSA #SocialJustice #CivilRights #IndigenousRights #WorldHeritage #USICOMOS #ICOMOS

Dorothy FireCloud: There is no single national park that tells the story of Native American civil rights. However, Alcat...
11/13/2020

Dorothy FireCloud: There is no single national park that tells the story of Native American civil rights. However, Alcatraz has a current exhibition that speaks to this topic. https://www.nps.gov/goga/redpower50.htm
#SocialJustice #CivilRights #IndigenousRights #USICOMOS #ICOMOS #USISymp20 #USISymp2020

Many thanks to Keynote Dorothy FireCloud, @NPS Native American Affairs Liaison, on "Welcoming Indigenous Peoples to thei...
11/13/2020

Many thanks to Keynote Dorothy FireCloud, @NPS Native American Affairs Liaison, on "Welcoming Indigenous Peoples to their National Park Sites" at #USISymp20 #USISymp2020 #SocialJustice #IndigenousRights #USICOMOS

Climate Change and Cultural Resources Architect and Archaeologist sought by the National Park Service. Deadline for appl...
11/13/2020
Climate Change and Cultural Resources Positions at the National Park Service - US/ICOMOS

Climate Change and Cultural Resources Architect and Archaeologist sought by the National Park Service. Deadline for applications 11/23 and 24. Information at the link.

The National Park Service (NPS) is looking for one archeologist and one architect with strong practical experience who can help advise us on how to manage cultural resources in response to the effects of global climate change. Both positions will sit organizationally in our Science and Research divi...

Day 1 on #SocialJustice, #Civil Rights & #Slavery is a wrap. Thank you to all of our esteemed panelists and attendees. W...
11/12/2020

Day 1 on #SocialJustice, #Civil Rights & #Slavery is a wrap. Thank you to all of our esteemed panelists and attendees. We look forward to continuing the conversation. Tune in tomorrow for #SocialJustice and #IndigenousPeoples. #WorldHeritageUSA #SocialJustice #CivilRights #IndigenousRights #WorldHeritage #USICOMOS #ICOMOS #USISymp20 #USISymp2020 #Smithsonian #NPS

Good discussion of #Interpretation at #NPS and other #CivilRightsSites. Thank you to our panelists! #SocialJustice #Civi...
11/12/2020

Good discussion of #Interpretation at #NPS and other #CivilRightsSites. Thank you to our panelists! #SocialJustice #CivilRights #WorldHeritageUSA #WorldHeritage #USICOMOS #ICOMOS #USISymp20 #USISymp2020

Central Alabama is a rich site for US #CivilRights and #AfricanAmericanHistory. #WorldHeritageUSA #SocialJustice #CivilR...
11/12/2020

Central Alabama is a rich site for US #CivilRights and #AfricanAmericanHistory. #WorldHeritageUSA #SocialJustice #CivilRights #WorldHeritage #USICOMOS #ICOMOS #USISymp20 #USISymp2020 #USTentativeList

Historic sites are always confronted with "fixing the train while its moving" as history is rewritten. -Pascall Taruving...
11/12/2020

Historic sites are always confronted with "fixing the train while its moving" as history is rewritten. -Pascall Taruvinga and Brandon Dillard. #WorldHeritageUSA #SocialJustice #CivilRights #WorldHeritage #USICOMOS #ICOMOS #USISymp20 #USISymp2020

#RobbenIsland World Heritage site is a complex #culturallandscape. - Pascall Taruvinga #SocialJustice #CivilRights #Indi...
11/12/2020

#RobbenIsland World Heritage site is a complex #culturallandscape. - Pascall Taruvinga
#SocialJustice #CivilRights #IndigenousRights #WorldHeritage #USICOMOS #ICOMOS #NelsonMandela #USISymp20

Tours devoted to enslaved peoples began in 1993 at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and the site fosters more and more of t...
11/12/2020

Tours devoted to enslaved peoples began in 1993 at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and the site fosters more and more of these conversations today. #USISymp20 #USISymp2020 #WorldHeritageUSA #SocialJustice #CivilRights #WorldHeritage #USICOMOS #ICOMOS

In regard to the removal of racist monuments in the U.S., "It feels like we're moving to a new stage." - Kali Holloway #...
11/12/2020

In regard to the removal of racist monuments in the U.S., "It feels like we're moving to a new stage." - Kali Holloway #MAKEITRIGHT #socialjustice #heritage #monuments #USISymp20

11/12/2020

Discussing removal of racist monuments worldwide and the reactionary backlash to it: "It's a neverending struggle for memory." - Leonardo Castriota #USISymp20 #USISymp2020 #icomosbrazil #usicomos

11/12/2020

"Monuments are always political." - Leonardo Castriota, President #ICOMOSBrazil #USISymp20 #ICOMOS #USICOMOS #WorldHeritage #SocialJustice #USSymp2020

11/12/2020

"The truth has no international boundaries." - Robert Stanton, Former Director @NPS
#USISymp20 #WorldHeritageUSA #SocialJustice #CivilRights #IndigenousRights #WorldHeritage #USICOMOS #ICOMOS

11/12/2020

"These conversations are not about nostalgia – they’re about national history. They’re at the heart of who we are as individuals and as nations." - Lonnie Bunch #smithsonian #usisymp20 #USICOMOS #socialjustice

11/12/2020

Attending our Symposium? #USISymp20 is our primary hashtag for conversation. Others are #WorldHeritageUSA #SocialJustice #CivilRights #IndigenousRights #WorldHeritage #USICOMOS #ICOMOS. Looking forward to your comments!

11/12/2020

If you're attending our conference today and tomorrow, but haven't yet received information, please check your SPAM folder! Thank you!

Our 2020 Symposium "U.S. World Heritage and Social Justice in the 21st Century" starts today! It's virtual, so you can j...
11/12/2020

Our 2020 Symposium "U.S. World Heritage and Social Justice in the 21st Century" starts today! It's virtual, so you can join any time. Information is here: https://buff.ly/2Ug2M71 #USISymp20 #WorldHeritageUSA #SocialJustice #CivilRights #IndigenousRights #WorldHeritage #USICOMOS

Climate Heritage Week 2020 is next week. Register now to attend a Regional Climate Heritage Forum to understand your reg...
11/11/2020
Regional Forums — Culture x Climate 2020

Climate Heritage Week 2020 is next week. Register now to attend a Regional Climate Heritage Forum to understand your region's vulnerabilities and capacities. https://buff.ly/3lpxYwy
#ClimateHeritage #ClimateAction #WorldHeritage

Regional Climate Heritage ForumsA series of virtual forums, one for each of the Climate Heritage Network’s five global regions. Climate Change is a planetary problem that requires local responses. In between these two poles is the regional scale. We know from climate science that global warming is...

This is a wonderful opportunity for the right person. We will miss John Fowler's steady guidance and vast knowledge abou...
11/11/2020
ACHP Begins Recruitment for Executive Director | Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

This is a wonderful opportunity for the right person. We will miss John Fowler's steady guidance and vast knowledge about preservation in the United States and beyond.

https://www.achp.gov/news/achp-begins-recruitment-executive-director#

Long-Time ED John M. Fowler Announces Retirement WASHINGTON, D.C. – Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Executive Director John M. Fowler has announced he will retire on January 2, 2021. Fowler has served as executive director since 1997 and has worked at the ACHP since 1972. He previ...

It’s not too late to register for this event 😊
11/11/2020

It’s not too late to register for this event 😊

THIS WEEK! - Presenting at Wright Sites x PechaKucha vol. 2 on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) streaming live on Zoom is Hannah Shaw from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock in Los Angeles, California.

Register here: https://bit.ly/wright_sites_x_pechakucha_vol_2

Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and the Westcott House are teaming up again with PechaKucha to kick off the Conservancy’s 2020 virtual conference. Wright Sites x PechaKucha vol. 2 will feature eight presentations in the highly-visual and efficient PechaKucha style: 20 image-based slides, shown for 20 seconds apiece, with each talk lasting only 400 seconds. This live online global event will celebrate Wright's work and highlight some of the many ways that stewards of Wright buildings, both public and private, are preserving Wright's legacy.

Photos by Joshua WhiteJWPictures.com, courtesy of Hollyhock House.

#FrankLloydWright #FLW #WrightSites #PechaKucha #creativity #events #showandtell #architecture #design #inspiration #community

Care about #WorldHeritage and #socialjustice? Join us next week! https://usicomos.org/symposium/
11/06/2020
Symposium - US/ICOMOS

Care about #WorldHeritage and #socialjustice? Join us next week! https://usicomos.org/symposium/

This year's Symposium will be an all-virtual even taking place via Zoom in two 4-hour sessions 12-13 November. Each day will begin with a keynote presentation followed by three themed sessions. Speakers will present virtually from around the world.

Please join US/ICOMOS and distinguished speakers from around the world for a virtual symposium on the topic “U.S. World ...
11/03/2020

Please join US/ICOMOS and distinguished speakers from around the world for a virtual symposium on the topic “U.S. World Heritage and Social Justice in the 21st Century.” 12-13 November 2020, 1-5 or 6:30 pm EST. Learn more and register here: https://usicomos.org/symposium/

New Research about the early history of Cahokia Mounds World Heritage Site. #Cahokia #WorldHeritageUSA #worldheritagesit...
11/02/2020
Cahokian culture spread across eastern North America 1,000 years ago in an early example of diaspora

New Research about the early history of Cahokia Mounds World Heritage Site. #Cahokia #WorldHeritageUSA #worldheritagesite
https://theconversation.com/cahokian-culture-spread-across-eastern-north-america-1-000-years-ago-in-an-early-example-of-diaspora-130106

Five centuries before Columbus arrived, migrants were spreading across North America, carrying their culture with them and mixing with those they encountered in new places.

On November 6-7, Kyushu University Border Studies will host an international conference entitled: “Contesting Memorial S...
11/02/2020
Contesting Memorial Spaces in the Asia-Pacific

On November 6-7, Kyushu University Border Studies will host an international conference entitled: “Contesting Memorial Spaces in the Asia-Pacific.” The conference will feature eight panels examining the temporality and territoriality of memory, explorations of official and marginalized memorials, new spaces of mnemonic performance, and national and transnational memorial networks.

PROGRAM AVAILABLE HERE Friday 6 November 08:00 – 08:05    OPENING REMARKS 08:05 – 09:50    PANEL 1: Time to Remember Kyoto’s Mimizuka: Transformation and Contestation …

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US Withdrawal from UNESCO: We Are Still Active in World Heritage Conservation

Despite the formal withdrawal of the United States from UNESCO at the end of 2018, the United States remains a signatory to the World Heritage Convention. This provides us with the basis for continuing constructive involvement in programs activities that will advance preservation of world cultural and natural heritage. US/ICOMOS has been very active in pursuing dimensions of this involvement that provide increasing benefit to communities the world over. We can see this in our leadership in the culture-nature journey and our increasing advocacy for indigenous heritage groups as traditional stewards of natural and cultural resources. In 2019, we will enhance working relationships with ICOMOS national and scientific committees in order to move forward toward the broad goals of the World Heritage Convention and remain an active participant in World Heritage. The role of US/ICOMOS within the US is more important than ever in advocating for the significance of heritage conservation at the national and international levels. We take this mission very seriously and hope that you, our members and followers, will assist in our advocacy and all other efforts.

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Greetings From #MegalithicMalta! Today, 22 entities joined forces and signed a declaration calling for change. This union happened in order to BOOST the preservation of our Heritage. That the European Convention on the Protection of Archaeological Heritage, aka The Valletta Treaty, is repected and enforced. #EmpoweredPeopleCreatePositiveChange #TempleRescueMalta 🙏