Being hopeful; Striving and thriving in adversity; Diversity and inclusion; Getting over unconscious bias

Speaker

Rumana Monzur

Organization

Rotary Club of Vancouver

Bio

  • Rumana Monzur is living proof that hope survives the worst adversity. In June 2011,  Rumana's world became completely dark-she lost her sight within 15 minutes when her husband tried to kill her.
  • Along with blindness came many hardships and challenges. Yet, in facing these challenges, Rumana did not lose her spirit. She still sees herself as the same person she always was:  The same Rumana, who always believed in celebrating life.
  • She started her career as a lecturer in International Relations but after becoming blind,  decided to change her career.
  • Rumana graduated from the University of British Columbia, Canada in May 2017 with a law degree, and is currently a counsel at the Department of Justice Canada in Vancouver.
  • Today Rumana is a beloved lamp-lighter who instills light and love wherever she goes and speaks.

Video

A short video with additional information about Rumana is available here.

Presentation

Being hopeful; Striving and thriving in adversity; Diversity and inclusion; Getting over unconscious bias

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