Public Speaking & Educational Screenings

Public Speaking

Guest speaker for Anti-Drug/Violence Youth Forum presented by National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (S.A.V.E) – December 14th, 2015 (Surrey)

Presenter for At Home, On the StreetsA presentation on youth gang violence, drugs and domestic violence (presented by Sahara Services Society In association with the Vancouver Police Department) – April 20th, 2011 (Vancouver)

Guest speaker for Emerging Leaders of University of British Columbia (ELUBC) 3rd Annual Leadership Summit ‘In The Face Of Adversity’ – March 23rd, 2010 (Vancouver)

Guest speaker for International Women’s Day (presented by SAFA) – March 8th, 2009 (Surrey)

Pro-Peace Protest on Gang Violence – November 27th, 2008 (Surrey)

Guest speaker for Langara’s Gang Violence Forum – January 30th, 2008 (Vancouver)

Educational

Screenings & Q&A/Guest Speaker for Deviance, Crime and Social Control & Socialization, Culture and Crime at Vancouver Island University – Nanaimo Campus – October 15th, 2015 (Nanaimo)

Guest speaker for Art & Activism (Personal Experiences on Gangs & Youth Violence) John Oliver Secondary School – January 25th, 2015 (Vancouver)

Guest speaker for Empowerment Presentation Mosaic BC (Voyages: We All Have A Role) Kwantlen Polytechnic University – May 5th, 2013 (Surrey)

Guest speaker for English students at Cambie Secondary School – February 7th, 2013 (Richmond) (For Grade 8s & 12s)

Screening & Q&A/Guest speaker for South Asian Canadian Literature Course at Kwantlen Polytechnic University – April 11th, 2012 (Richmond) (Screening of A Warrior’s Religion took place on April 4th)

Screenings & Q&A/Guest speaker for South Asian Canadian Literature Course at Kwantlen Polytechnic University – December 1st, 2011 (Richmond) (Screening of A Warrior’s Religion took place on November 22nd/24th & screening of Footsteps Into Gangland took place on December 6th)

Screening & Q&A of Footsteps Into Gangland for Vancouver Island University – Cowichan Campus – November 1st, 2011 (Duncan)

Private Screening of Footsteps Into Gangland for Law Enforcement, Politicians & South Asian Community Members (presented by Indo-Canadian Liaison Committee of Edmonton) – June 14th & July 11th, 2011 (Edmonton) (not present)

Excerpt for presentation A Warrior’s Religion Dissected-Past and Present for Transnational Punjabis in the 21st Century: Beginnings, Junctures and Departures Centennial Conference, 2011 (presented by Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies [University of the Fraser Valley]) – May 6th, 2011 (Abbotsford) (not present)

Screening of Footsteps Into Gangland, Q&A, & Equipment Presentation for the Ireland Peace Project in partnership with AWARE Society – April 26th, 2011 (Vancouver)

Screening of Footsteps Into Gangland & Q&A for Mosaic BC (Voyages: where will your path lead you? Event at SFU Surrey) – April 9th, 2011 (Surrey)

Screening for Sikh Students Association of University of Calgary (Sikh Awareness Week) – March 22nd, 2011 (Calgary) (not present)

Guest speaker for Sociological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour Course at Douglas College – December 1st, 2010 (New Westminster)

Screening for Ramgharia Cultural Association – November 28th, 2010 (Edmonton) (not present)

Screening & Q&A for E.A.R. (Educators Against Racism) Conference – Facing the Realities of Racism: Taking Control, Starting Dialogue – October 22nd, 2010 (Nanaimo)

Screening & Q&A for Pacific Community Resources Society – June 7th, 2010 (Surrey)

Screening & Q&A for South Asian Beyond South Asian Course at University of British Columbia – March 23rd, 2010 (Vancouver)

Screening & Q&A for Sociological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour Course at Douglas College – March 4th, 2010 (Coquitlam)

Screening & Q&A for South Asian Community Coalition Against Youth Violence (SACCAYV) (Awareness For Youth Event at Grand Taj Banquet Hall) – February 9th, 2010 (Surrey)

Screening for LACAS: 380-A: Asian, Latino/a, and African-American Gangs in NY and California: Stereotypes and Realities course at State University of New York-Binghamton – January 6th, 2010 (New York) (not present)

Screening & Q&A for Vancouver Island University – Nanaimo Campus – November 5th, 2009 (Nanaimo)

Screening for Vancouver Island University – Parksville Campus – November 4th, 2009 (Parksville) (not present)

Screening & Q&A for Citizens’ Police Academy – October 27th, 2009 (Edmonton)

Screening & Q&A for Criminology Students & Cinema Politica at Douglas College – October 19th, 2009 (New Westminster)

Guest speaker for Punjabi Studies Class at Queen Elizabeth Secondary School – October 14th, 2009 (Surrey)

Screening for Punjabi Studies Class at Queen Elizabeth Secondary School – October 7th & 8th, 2009 (Surrey) (not present)

Screening & Q&A for Queen Elizabeth Secondary School Teachers & Staff – September 28th, 2009 (Surrey)

Private Screening for Law Enforcement, Politicians & South Asian Community Members (presented by Edmonton Police Department) – September 18th, 2009 (Edmonton) (not present)

Screening & Discussion and Guest Delegate for participation in Alberta Gang Crime Summit – June 24th – 26th, 2009 (Calgary)

Screening & Discussion for Community Dialogue on the Gang Issue – June 20th, 2009 (Calgary)

Screening & Discussion for the Ireland Peace Project in partnership with AWARE Society – May 1st, 2009 (New Westminster)

Political Advocacy

Contributor for Vancouver Not Vegas: Non-partisan opposition to expanded Edgewater casino and expanded gaming in Vancouver – April 11th, 2011 (Vancouver) (written submission)

Guest speaker for the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of the House of Commonsfor the Study on the State of Organized Crime – April 30th, 2009 (Vancouver)

Film Festivals

Screening & Q&A of Footsteps Into Gangland for FILMI Festival – September 29th, 2011 (Vancouver)

Screening & Q&A for Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival – June 26th, 2010 (Vancouver)

Screening & Q&A for Spinning Wheel Film Festival – September 26th, 2009 (Toronto)

Screening & Q&A for Sikh International Film Festival – September 19th, 2009 (New York)

Guest speaker & Screening for the 2nd annual New Asia Film Festival – May 7th, 2009 (Richmond)

Other Events

Trailer Screening & Q&A for Celluloid Social Club – February 10th, 2010 (Vancouver)

In Curriculum

Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Faculty of Humanities – English Department  since 2011 (British Columbia)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Faculty of Community and Health Studies – Nursing Department –since 2011 (British Columbia)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Faculty of Social Sciences – Criminology Department – since 2011 (British Columbia)

Douglas College – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences – Criminology Department – since 2010 (British Columbia)

*some teachers have taken the initiative and used my films in single classes without having them approved to be a part of the official curriculum.  Thank you, brave teachers.
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