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International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
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Dialogue, Diversity, Inclusion, Empathy, Social Transformation, Memory, Collaboration
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About Me

As the Director of Methodology and Practice of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, Dina Bailey invigorates the power of places of memory by engaging those involved in best practices to connect the past and present, activating lessons learned in order for them to make more just decisions in the future. Through her work at the Coalition, Dina supports Sites of Conscience in the United States and across the globe through the only worldwide network dedicated to transforming sites as they confront pressing contemporary human rights and social justice struggles.

Prior to joining the Coalition, Dina founded Mountain Top Vision, an independent consulting company that works with organizations on strategic initiatives in order to strengthen their commitment to being more inclusive as organizations and within their communities. She has also been the inaugural Director of Educational Strategies at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Director of Museum Experiences at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Her extensive experiences in education, as a high school English teacher, an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and a dynamic author and speaker, have led her to serve on the boards of the American Association for State and Local History, the Association of African American Museums, Next Generation Men and Women, and the steering committee of the American Alliance of Museums’ Education Committee. Dina also serves as a member of several working groups, including the Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion Working Group for the American Alliance of Museums and the steering committee of the Atlanta Black-Jewish Coalition. 

Recent Publications

Contributing author and/or editor:

Interpreting Immigration at Museums and Historic Sites

The American Association for State and Local History Guide to Making Public History in the 21st Century

Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites

Fostering Empathy Through Museums

Interpreting Slavery at Museums and Historic Sites

Zen and the Art of Local History

Leadership Matters

Museums of Ideas: Commitment and Conflict

Overcoming Student Apathy: Succeeding with All Learners

Various articles and technical leaflets in the American Association for State and Local History’s History News

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Emancipation, Human Rights, Museums, Public History, Slavery