Innocents Behind Bars: Systemic Racism and Wrongful Convictions

November 28, 2023

Amanda Carling, James Lockyer, Alice Kim, Gregory Banks, Niigaan Sinclair, Elder Robert Greene

On November 28, 2023, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Centre for Human Rights Research (University of Manitoba), and the Faculty of Law (University of Manitoba) co-organized and sponsored a public event “Innocents Behind Bars: Systemic Racism and Wrongful Convictions.”

We were honoured to welcome:

  • 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
  • Opening remarks from Elder Robert Greene, Canadian Museum for Human Rights