The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Centre for Human Rights Research (University of Manitoba), and the Faculty of Law (University of Manitoba) are co‐organizing and co‐sponsoring "Innocents Behind Bars: Systemic Racism and Wrongful Convictions."
We look forward to welcoming:
- Amanda Carling, CEO, BC First Nations Justice Council
- James Lockyer, Founding Director, Innocence Canada
- Alice Kim, Director of Human Rights Practice, Centre for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture
- Gregory Banks, Torture Survivor and Learning Fellow, Chicago Torture Justice Center (joining virtually)
- Facilitated by Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, Indigenous Studies, University of Manitoba
This event is inspired by the recent release of Allan Woodhouse and Brian Anderson who were wrongfully imprisoned for a murder they did not commit and spent almost fifty years fighting to clear their names.
The panel will bring leaders of the police torture justice/reparations movement in Chicago, into conversation with those working on demanding justice for Indigenous and racialized peoples wrongly imprisoned here in Canada.
The panel discussion will take place on November 28, 2023 from 12 noon‑1:30 p.m. CT at the MTS classroom at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The event is a free panel and open to the public.
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