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Adler University Vancouver Campus
520 Seymour St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3J5
As part of Adler University Vancouver Campus
' Social Justice Beyond Borders series, we are inviting Amnesty International Vancouver
to discuss how Canadian companies are impacting human rights abroad, including indigenous rights, access to clean water, displacement, sexualized and gender based violence, and more.
Join the Adler community in learning Canada's role in both the problem and the solution!
The event will include tea, coffee, and refreshments and will be followed by a letter writing activity.
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Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end abuses of human rights.
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⇥ Ayendri Riddell, Regional Activism Coordinator at Amnesty International
Ayendri is a Sri Lankan born educator and activist based in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories. She currently works at Amnesty International as the Regional Activism Coordinator for Western Canada. In this role she is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to mobilize Amnesty’s activist base across Western Canada and the Territories. Ayendri's work, which she researched and refined through her former position with UBC's Centre for Community Engaged Learning, focuses on the use of liberatory pedagogies to deepen understanding and inspire collective action.
She is a founding member of the Terminal City Legal Collective, which provides training and legal support for grassroots mobilizations in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, and currently sits on the board of directors of the BC Civil Liberties Association. She organized with the End Immigration Detention Network from 2014-2017 in response to a massive strike held by 191 migrant detainees in a maximum security prison in Southern Ontario. During that timeAyendri staffed the detention hotline, supported the legal organizing and conducted extensive research on policy positions related to immigration detention.
⇥ Amy Lubik, Policy Analyst and Researcher
Amy Anne Lubik holds a PhD in health research and has a passion for the environmental and social determinants of health and equity. She is a long-time volunteer for Amnesty International, founder of the Queensland University of Technology chapter of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, and an alumna of the Next Up Leadership program through the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, BC. She became involved in environmental advocacy when the pipelines began to threaten the Great Bear Rainforest, and is now a local organizer for Leadnow, advocating for democratic, economic, and climate justice.