Assumption University Chapel
400 Huron Church Road, 2nd Floor, Windsor, Ontario
(519) 973-7033, press ‘0’
Public and Free Presentation, please register by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The idea for a series on Social Justice grew out of a series of seminars/panel discussions/presentations dealing with Social Justice themes. Three extremely well received and well attended such events were initiated by two on the “Wrongfully Convicted” involving a number of individuals who had spent considerable amounts of time incarcerated for crimes that they in fact had not committed. The first such event also involved a number of distinguished members of the bar who had acted for these individuals and these lawyers were awarded honorary degrees at a convocation presided over by Fr. Quinn as Acting President.
The next such event also involved Miscarriage of Justice individuals but this time, four distinguished judges who have presided over the appeals of these individuals were awarded honorary doctorates. The next event keyed on the topic of human trafficking and garnered much publicity and exposure. Additionally, it engendered an entire local movement called “WE FIGHT” organized to combat such trafficking. This time, there was no tie with convocation but there were four experts on trafficking on a panel and four actual individuals who had been trafficked across Canada. Our fourth seminar was the Underground Railroad which took place February 2012.
All of these events were attended but upwards of 350 students and were subsidized by The Law Foundation of Ontario.