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LWBC Forum – Truth, Justice, and Healing: Aftermath of Residential Schools
November 3 @ 9:00 am – November 4 @ 5:00 pm EDT
About this event
***For reasons beyond our control, our annual Forum on November 3rd and 4th will now take place virtually, over Zoom.We apologize for any inconvenience. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.***
Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC) will host the 2021 edition of its Annual Forum on the theme of “Truth, Justice, and Healing in the Aftermath of Residential Schools – An international dialogue” online. Interpretation services will be available in French, Spanish and English.
Join us on November 3 and 4 and become an agent of change!
« Residential Schools : Truth, Justice and Healing – International Exchanges »
LWBC’s Annual Forum 2021 will focus on the challenges surrounding truth, justice and healing in the aftermath of human rights violations. Canada, like other countries in the world, has been grappling with these issues for a long time in light of the many human rights violations committed against Indigenous peoples — a topic that profoundly resonates considering the recent findings of graves linked to the country’s former residential schools.
Building on its long-lasting work with, and support for partners in various countries dealing with similar situations, LWBC wishes to promote international dialogue around the practical challenges faced by the victims of these crimes and the societies in which they were committed. The two-day Forum will comprise four sessions. Each half-day session will cover one of the four following crucial societal challenges: truth, justice, reparation, and guarantees of non-repetition.