Solitary Confinement: A Matter of Social Justice (a documentary film screening and panel discussion).

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Location: 
Trinity Hall (310 Park Avenue)
Event Fee: 
$8 or pay what you can
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Ronald Harpelle
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Last fall Ontario Human Rights Commissioner Renu Mandhane toured the Thunder Bay jail and found a young man who had been held in solitary confinement for 4 years.
 
The United Nations considers 15 days or more in solitary to be a form of torture.
 
Robert King and Albert Woodfox spent a combined total of 72 years in solitary for crimes they did not commit. Robert King was released after 29 years in solitary in 2001 and Albert Woodfox after 43 years in February 2016. King and Woodfox have become the voice for the voiceless and champions in the struglle for human rights. They are the last of the Angola 3, they are free, and they have lots to say. Come hear them.
 
They wll be joined by Julian Falconer, a lawyer who specializes in human rights and public interst litigration. His firm represents Nishnawbe Aski Nation, the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service, Anishinabek Polcie Service, and numerous First Nations Communities in our region.
 
The panel discussion will be preceded by "Hard Time" a documentary film about Robert King and the Angola 3 by Dr. Ronald Harpelle.
 
Cost is $8 or pay what you can.
 
Co-sponsored by the Department of History and RESRG: Resource, Economy, and Society Research Group at Lakehead University.
 
For more background on the Angola 3 and the international campaign that secured their freedom:
www.newyorker.com/…/01/16/how-albert-woodfox-survived-solit…
 
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