Symbolic reparations and their role in rebuilding societies

Human rights violations in Latin America have led the Interamerican Court to demand that governments provide reparations to victims. This now includes “Symbolic reparations,” along with material restitutions. Here is an opportunity to include survivors and their families in the work of creating a culture that can respond to the Court’s demand for “no repetition” of abuses. Participatory practices, especially in education, hold out hope for co-constructing a sustainable peace, because “restoring” the conditions that led to violence will prepare new outbreaks.

To discuss this issue and the importance of symbolic reparation in the processes of peace and justice, CONNECTAS and Cultural Agents held a virtual meeting on December 10th, 2018 with Salvador del Solar (former Minister of Culture of Peru). Included were José Falconi (Director of Cultural Agents), and Prof. Doris Sommer (Faculty-Director of Cultural Agents).

Visit the following link to learn more about the discussion.

Watch the discussion on this link.