Saturday Feb 23rd, 2013 - Saturday Feb 23rd, 2013
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Northridge Center
Announcing the Department of Social Work's 4th Annual DIVERSITY DAY!
Hosted by the Department of Social Work featuring keynote speaker: Tchicaya Missamou
Born into the Congolese wilderness, Tchicaya Missamou became a child solder at age 11. As a horrific civil war loomed across his country, Missamou began using his militia connections to ferry jewels, cash, computers, and white diplomats out of the country. By 17, he was rich. By 18, he was a hunted man, his house destroyed, his family brutalized in front of him by his own militia. By 19, he'd left behind everything he'd ever known, escaping to Europe and, eventually to America. Incredibly, that was only the start of his journey.
Social Work's Fourth Annual Diversity Day will focus on the resilience of trauma survivors and provide education on evidence based trauma-informed interventions and assessment utilizing intersectionality and strengh-based perspectives.
Name: Professor Jose Paez
Department of Social Work