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ICHRP Canada National Conference: Resist State Terror, stand for People’s Rights in the Philippines

May 3 - May 5

poster for ICHRP Canada National Conference 3rd General Assembly - Resist State Terror / Stand for People's Rights n the Philippines with illustration of demonstration including newspaper headline "FM declares martial law"

Get ready for an electrifying event as Beaconsfield Initiative, a grassroots movement of the progressive United Church of Canada and ICHRP-Canada, proudly announce their National Conference: Resist State Terror, stand for People’s Rights in the Philippines at St Columba House, 2365 Grand Trunk Street, in the vibrant city of Montréal, Québec, from May 3-5, 2024!

Prepare for a ground-breaking gathering where human rights activists and believers from every corner of Canada unite to delve into the crucial connection between human rights in Canada and the Philippines. Our mission? To arm organizations, National Church institutions, and individuals with the resources needed to amplify our collective voice for human rights.

Human rights abuses don’t recognize borders, and Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, including bolstering military ties with nations like the Philippines, is a red flag; with Canada’s recent pact on security cooperation, complicity in the Philippines’ human rights quagmire looms larger.

But that’s not all. Canadian corporations’ involvement in labour exploitation and resource plundering is exacerbating the Philippine crisis, hitting the most vulnerable hardest. The numbers are chilling—799 political prisoners, hundreds of extrajudicial killings, attacks against HR activists, Church People, and journalists —the world is taking notice of the increasingly constricted democratic space, the Philippine State using the justice system as a tool to target leftist activist groups.

But fear not! Our conference isn’t just about talk; it’s action-packed with riveting panel discussions, skill-boosting workshops, and star-studded keynotes featuring luminaries like former congressman Attorney Neri Colmenares, the tireless human rights crusader, and Amirah Lidasan, the dynamic co-chair of Sandugo – Movement of Moro and Indigenous Peoples for Self-Determination.

And the excitement doesn’t stop there! Pre-conference (May 2nd), including an enthralling colloquium in collaboration with the Université de Montréal, under the leadership of the eminent professor Dr Dominique Caouette, Ph. D. in Government, set the stage for a whirlwind of inspiration.

ICHRP Canada is part of a global movement striving for justice in the Philippines. Join us in our mission to champion peace and justice while spotlighting the Philippines’ human rights travails.

Let’s not just talk the talk; let’s walk it together. Join us as we raise our voices in solidarity for justice and freedom for all!

Please contact Patricia Lisson (Rev. Dr.) at 514-241-9036 if you need information.

See you in Beautiful Montréal!!!

Registration Link: ichrpcanada.org/register


May 3
May 5
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Rev. Dr. Patricia Lisson


St. Columba House
2365 Grand Trunk Street
Montréal, QC H3K 1M8 Canada
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