Kamal Dhillon, award-winning author of Black and Blue Sari will be the guest speaker for a workshop on domestic violence taking place in the lakecity April 14.
Dhillon is an author, an inspirational speaker and a domestic violence counsellor.
Her book, Black and Blue Sari, is a harrowing autobiography of the abuse and torment she suffered through by the hands of her husband after her marriage.
Her story and message is one that will affect you, disturb you, enrage you and will open your eyes to the reality and severity of domestic violence.
A mother of four with two grandchildren, Dhillon has been described as an individual with powerhouse ability to encourage men and women.
She shares her story both locally and abroad. She continues to be a voice to the voiceless. Through her presentations she hopes to empower men, women and children to live life to the fullest potential.
Dhillon has been awarded the Certificate of Merit for her work by the Canadian Heritage Ministry. Most recently she won the Top Honour for Courage in the Surrey Community Leader’s Awards.
She has shared her story with various television and radio programs in Canada and the United States, along with print media agencies, high schools and universities.
Since the release of her book in late November 2009, Dhillon has used it as a medium to reach out to people of all ages and backgrounds to motivate, empower and challenge.
Organized by the Christian Leaders Network the workshop focus is on developing awareness about and prevention of domestic violence. The workshop is presented for service providers social workers, nurses, teachers, school administrators, doctors, church leaders, counsellors, RCMP and interested citizens. The workshop will be Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Williams Lake Secondary School Commons. The fee is $25 to cover materials.
To register call Linda at 250-398-6731 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors include the Salvation Army, Women’s Contact Society, RCMP Safer Communities, Youth For Christ, Williams Lake Christian Ministerial Association, Boys and Girls Club, Axis and Walmart.
For more about the speaker go to www.blackandbluesari. com