Former Canadian Football League (CFL) linebacker Orlando Bowen, a victim of police brutality and drug planting, will give the keynote address. He will be available for interviews after 6:30 p.m.
New York Exoneree, David McCallum will present the first annual Rubin Hurricane Carter Champion of Justice Award at the Reception.
The Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC) is hosting events in recognition of the second International Wrongful Conviction Day, October 2, 2015. The purpose of International Wrongful Conviction Day is to bring awareness to the need to prevent and remedy wrongful convictions around the world.
Media are encouraged to cover Wrongful Conviction Day. AIDWYC’s pro bono lawyers, Board Members and several Exonerees are available for interviews at or before the following events:
Continuing Professional Development Lecture: Wrongful Convictions – Who is at Risk and Why?
Law Society of Upper Canada, Lamont Learning Centre, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Jonathan Rudin – Program Director, Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto
Kent Roach – Professor of Law and Prichard-Wilson Chair of Law and Public Policy, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Reception: Marginalized Communities and Wrongful Convictions
Law Society of Upper Canada, Convocation Hall, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Orlando Bowen former Canadian Football League (CFL) linebacker, a victim of police brutality and drug planting, will give the keynote address. Mr. Bowen will speak to the devastation and horrifying consequences of a false accusation.
David McCallum exonerated in 2014 due in large part to Rubin Hurricane Carter’s advocacy. Mr. McCallum will present the first annual Rubin Hurricane Carter Champion of Justice Award to Dr. Carter posthumously.
John Artis Exoneree, co-accused and close friend of Rubin Hurricane Carter, will accept the award on Dr. Carter’s behalf.
John Honderich Chair of Torstar Corporation, will present [...]