How Do We Restore, Repair, Reconstruct, and Redress? | Facing History & Ourselves
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How Do We Restore, Repair, Reconstruct, and Redress?

Scholars ask why a multifaceted approach for societal repair is needed, create space with poetry, and examine German efforts to atone for Nazi atrocities. This is a recording of session one of the 2021 Global Summit.



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Democracy & Civic Engagement

As the opening session of the Global Summit on Repair, Reconstruction, and Restoration, this learning opportunity breaks down into three parts:

  1. Martha Minow, Karine Duhamel, and Karen Murphy address the big questions framing the 2021 Global Summit: why do we need to take a multifaceted approach to repair, what is the importance of acknowledgement and accountability in creating a just society and world, and how, as Martha Minnow says, “We're implicated in each other's lives, and that each of us is part of concentric circles of causation.”
  2. Marilyn Nelson reads her poem, “Minor Miracle.”
  3. Susan Neiman—drawing on her book, Learning from the Germans—examines German efforts to atone for Nazi atrocities and identifies lessons for how the United States might come to terms with its legacy of slavery and racism, helping us consider what we can learn from this case study.

More on the Global Summit on Repair, Reconstruction, and Restoration

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Karen Murphy

Director of International Strategy Facing History and Ourselves

Martha Minow

300th Anniversary University Professor Harvard Law School

Karine Duhamel

Anishinaabe-Métis National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Marilyn Nelson

Poet Laureate of the State of Connecticut, 2001-2006

Susan Neiman

Author, Director of the Einstein Forum

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