Nov 28 2023


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Innocents Behind Bars: Systemic Racism and Wrongful Convictions

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Centre for Human Rights Research and the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Law are co-organizing and co-sponsoring a special event called “Innocents Behind Bars: Systemic Racism and Wrongful Convictions.”

This event is a free panel open to the public, and hosted at the MTS classroom at the CMHR.

This event is inspired by the acquittal of Allan Woodhouse and Brian Anderson for a murder they did not commit for 50 years. 

We are bringing leaders of the police torture justice/reparations movement in Chicago into conversation with those working on demanding justice for Indigenous peoples wrongly imprisoned here in Canada.

Confirmed guests are: 

James Lockyer, C.M., Founding Director, Innocence Canada
Amanda Carling, CEO, BC First Nations Justice Council
Alice Kim, Centre for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, University of Chicago
Gregory Banks, Torture Survivor and Learning Fellow, Chicago Torture Justice Center
Facilitated by Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, Professor, Indigenous Studies, University of Manitoba

Register now.

The event is finished.

The library will be closed on Monday, May 20th for Victoria Day