Abuse and Impunity: 2023 Trent Community Movements Conference


Sat Apr 01 2023 at 01:00 pm


Sadleir House | Peterborough, ON

We are excited to invite you to Trent University's 16th Annual Community Movements Conference: Abuse and Impunity: Human Rights Violations and Corporate Accountability in the Canadian Extractive Industry at Home and Abroad, happening on April 1st and 2nd, 2023 at Sadleir House, 751 George St. N., Peterborough. This conference is completely free to attend and open to anyone who is interested. Meals will be provided. Please register via Eventbrite; RSVP is appreciated for planning purposes.

April 1st: Ongoing Human and Environmental Abuses in the Extractive Sector

Keynote speaker Jen Gobby will introduce the conference at 13:00, speaking to Indigenous land defenders mobilizing against Canadian extractivism. Following lunch from 14:00 to 15:00, there will be presentations and a panel discussion on human rights violations and defence around Canadian extractivism abroad, featuring Catherine Coumans from MiningWatch Canada, Brent Patterson from Peace Brigades International, and Grahame Russell from Rights Action. We will conclude Day 1 with dinner from 17:00 to 18:00.

April 2nd: Understanding and Combatting Impunity: Legal and Activist Perspectives

Day 2 will begin at 11:00 with a roundtable discussion on corporate accountability in Canadian extractivism with Aidan Gilchrist-Blackwood from the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability, and lawyers Shin Imai, Penelope Simons, and James Yap. Following lunch from 13:00 to 14:00, we will conclude at 16:00 with a workshop on grassroots activism and solidarity with Sydney Lang and Emily Green from the Mining Injustice Solidarity Network.

Where is it happening?

Sadleir House, 751 George Street North,Peterborough,ON,Canada

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Trent Community Movements Conference

Host or Publisher Trent Community Movements Conference

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