Justice & Accountability Conference at Vanier College

Mountain Lake PBS is proud to be a part of the Justice & Accountability Conference at Vanier College.  Keeping these stories, discussions and reflections at the fore is an important way to honor the past while working towards a genocide free tomorrow.  Learn more about the conference below and watch the live stream now:

“On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Genocide Convention (CPPCG) – sometimes referred to as the Never Again convention, but which has been violated again and again; on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights – referred to as the Magna Carta of Human Rights – but which continues to be violated in every one of its particulars; it is time to ask ourselves – what have we learned – and what must we do?”

– Professor Irwin Cotler, Honorary Chair; Former Minister of Justice & Attorney General of Canada, and an international human rights lawyer

For more than two decades Vanier College has been the only college in Québec to sponsor a weeklong symposium dedicated to raising awareness of genocide and the Holocaust.

The symposium not only explores the pernicious and complex nature of genocide, but offers students a participatory and experiential – yet safe – way to introduce the relationship between critical thinking, historical inquiry, ethical principles and moral responsibility.

2017 marks the 25th year of the symposium. To mark this landmark occasion, the public is invited to participate in a 2-day conference on Justice and Accountability on March 30 and 31. For those who are unable to attend in person, or where only certain topics may be relevant, the public may join the live stream or view the conference panels at a later date.

Over 25 experts will present on topics including:

  • Hate speech in the digital age
  • Community building: Peace and Justice
  • Genocide Education
  • Pursuing justice for political prisoners
  • Canadian immigration policies, past and present


For the full conference schedule please visit www.justiceandaccountabilityconference.com

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