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APAAM & Barnard Columbia Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center presents:
Sexual and Domestic Violence Panel in the Asian Community
Monday, April 13, 2009
7-9pm at Satow Room, Lerner

How do the roles of violence in Asian communities differ?
What can we do to help?
Come join us for a free dinner and hear representative from the New York Asian Women's Center (NYAWC) and Sakhi talk about their experiences of working on sexual and domestic violence related issues. The panel is followed by a Q&A session with the panelists.

Panelists profiles:

Fronthy Nguyen, NYAWC
As the Outreach Coordinator at the New York Asian Women’s Center (NYAWC), Fronthy is responsible for managing and conducting outreach activities for NYAWC. The outreach activities include conducting workshops at social service agencies to inform them about domestic violence in the Asian communities, presentations during roll-call at police precincts to educate police officers about the prevalence of domestic violence in Asian communities and attending community forums and events to better inform the public about domestic violence issues. Fronthy received her Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management at The New School. Prior to graduate school, she worked in the area of youth development and is a former AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer.

Mohammad Levesque-Alam, Sakhi
His role is to spearhead Sakhi’s efforts to educate, raise awareness, and create dialogue to help end domestic violence. Mohammad is responsible for media advocacy, production of Sakhi’s media, community engagement and strategic relationship-building. Mohammad has a background as a reporter in the Queens weekly press and, prior to that, worked at a suburban Massachusetts daily newspaper. While pursuing his undergraduate degree at Northeastern University in Boston, he co-founded and co-edited an online political journal for progressive youth. Mohammad holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and minors in Political Science and History. He has conversational fluency in Urdu.

Hope to see you there!



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