InterChange invites you to our August “Seminar on Migration”

With guest speakers Dr. Charles Tauber and Dr. Alphonse Kanda

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 10 am -12:30 pm (UTC/GMT -4)

Peace Lounge, 7th Floor South, OISE

252 Bloor St. W, Toronto (St. George subway station)

The seminar will explore a number of the issues of forced and voluntary migration. What were the conditions in the region where the migrant was living before departure? How migrants adapt to a new place, a new culture? How migration cuts through nation boundaries expanding the many dimensions of trauma? How transported and transgenerational trauma affect communities? Considering the enormity of this issue in the world today, this presentation and dialogue will also explore intersections between migration and InterChange’s purpose of advancing community-based peacebuilding. All are invited to come and weave your voice into a colourful tapestry of unique narratives.


Dr. Charles Tauber was born in New York City in 1952 to a refugee family. He studied physics at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, USA, and obtained his qualification as a doctor in Groningen, The Netherlands. Since 1988 he has been intensively working with the physical and mental health difficulties of asylum seekers, refugees, and the victims of war, first with various organizations in The Netherlands and, since 1995, with the Coalition for Work with Psychotrauma and Peace (CWWPP) which Charles assisted in founding. He lives and works in Vukovar, Croatia. He has been involved with InterChange since its inception and is an active Board member.

A. Kanda, MBBCh was born in the Congo (DRC), where he completed his medical studies in 1989 and underwent a four-year postgraduate training in Neuro-Psychiatry from 1990 to 1994. He has been working in Psychiatry for about 20 years. While working in South Africa, he obtained a Diploma in Mental Health from the College of Medicine of South Africa, Associate and Diplomate Certificates from UNISA/ Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy, and an Honours in Anthropology from UNISA. He is currently working as a Medical Officer in Community Mental Health in West Rand District while serving as Logotherapy supervisor at the Centre of Applied Psychology and Anthropology E-tutor at the University of South Africa.

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Free event. Donations are welcome.