'Gender, Culture, Religion' - Book Launch (Edmonton)
Guest Speaker: Aruna Papp, Cultural Competency Counsellor
Join the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership Book Launch and Panel Discussion of Honour-Based Violence
Aruna Papp, Cultural Competency Counsellor
Cst. Mona Gill, Edmonton Police Service
Janet Keeping, Sheldon Chumir Foundation
Aruna Papp, MA, ADR, MEd., has worked as a counsellor for 30 years, counseling families dealing with domestic violence. She holds two Masters degrees. She is employed as Family Counsellor at Family Services York Region; she also has a private practice in the York Region. She conducts Cultural Competency workshops, for frontline services providers and her clients include the Regional Police across Ontario, area hospitals and school boards, as well as several non-profit agencies. She has volunteered on numerous boards and committees including the Centennial College Board of Governors and the Centenary Hospital in Toronto. Ms. Papp’s memoir Unworthy Creature, published by McClelland & Stewart, is due in the spring 2012. She is also the author of Culturally-driven violence against women: A growing problem in Canada’s immigrant communities, a study published by the Frontier Centre.
Ms. Papp provides commentary and is a sought-after speaker on culturally-driven violence and intercultural affairs. She has been interviewed by national and international media, and her columns have appeared in local and national newspapers. Ms. Papp is the recipient of eleven awards from the South Asian community and community at large for her work with victims of abuse.
Date: October 11, 2012
Place: Lister Centre, Wildrose Room, University of Alberta, Edmonton
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Cost: Free Event
Additional Notes: Free event; dessert reception to follow.
Please RSVP to: REGISTRATION REQUIRED: firstname.lastname@example.org, 403-244-6666, www.chumirethicsfoundation.ca