2010 TOUR

Queens Museum of Art:  

 October 9- 24th, 2010


Brooklyn Family Justice Center:                        

November 2010-

January 2011


Boston College:                  

March 23-29th, 2011


Thorncliffe Neighborhood Office

Toronto, Canada:

July 11, 2011


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2010 Planning Team

Serena Chaudhry, LMSW, MPH (USA)                                               

Serena Chaudhry is a public health social worker engaged in advocacy around issues of social justice, forced migration and trauma. She has curated three social justice oriented exhibits including: GIRL POWER: Picture Us Powerful; Afghanistan: A Different Perspective; and most recently Coming Home: ( Serena recently served as the Executive Director of the Peace and Justice Center in Burlington, Vermont and a clinician social worker at the Community Counseling Center and the Boston Trauma Center. She serves as a Technical Advisor to African Refuge, a program of the International Trauma Studies Program at the Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University. 

Prasanna Poornachandra, PhD (India)                                  

Prasanna Poornachandra, is the founder trustee and CEO of the International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care (PCVC), an organization working for women and child survivors of domestic violence. She holds a doctoral degree in Criminology from the University of Madras, Chennai. She also has to her credit a post-graduate diploma in ‘Victimology and Victim Assistance’ from the Tokiwa University, Japan in collaboration with the World Society of Victimology, USA. Working in the field of violence against women for the last 6 years, she has a vast experience in Crisis Intervention, especially in the area of Domestic Violence. She has been trained at various organizations working in the area of violence against women in the US. 

Anita Kumar, MA  (New York City, New York)                                           

Anita Kumar is a doctoral candidate in anthropology at The University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. Her research examines the psychological impact ofdomestic violence against South Asian immigrant women living in New York City. She is working with the South Asian Task Force at Sanctuary for Families in New York City to strengthen their services and better meet the social and cultural needs of Sanctuary's South Asian clients. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Anita was a research associate at Amnesty International USA where she worked on a health and human rights project investigating maternal health in the US. Anita holds a Masters in Visual Anthropology. She is currently the film editor for Visual Anthropology Review.

Bushra Husain, MSW  (New York City, New York)                            

Bushra Husain is a Non-Residential Counselor & South Asian Community Specialist at Sanctuary for Families, the largest nonprofit in New York State dedicated exclusively to serving domestic violence victims and their children. Bushra conducts culturally appropriate empowerment counseling to South Asian clients in Urdu, Hindi, and English and facilitates weekly South Asian support group focusing on cultural and social roles specific to domestic violence in the South Asian Community. Bushra cultivated a Human Rights Education Programme for over 600 schools around Pakistan and has also worked with the Edhi Foundation Women’s shelter in Pakistan. Bushra holds a Master of Science in Social Work.


Rupaleem Bhuyan, PhD (Toronto, Canada)


Rupaleem Bhuyan is an assistant professor of social work. She has spent nearly two decades in the anti-violence movement, as a peer educator to stop rape among college students, as an advocate for survivors of abuse, and in the past six years as a community-based researcher working with immigrant, refugee and indigenous communities. Dr. Bhuyan has had opportunities to work with many diverse communities across North America, in France and Thailand. Her current research explores how immigration enforcement polities and political pressure to deny immigrant access to public benefits impacts their response to domestic violence and related health sequelae in Canada and the United States.

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