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Compassion in Action

A Social Justice Workshop

Monday, April 18, 2016
University of Denver Campus
Craig Hall Community Room
2148 S. High Street, Denver, CO 80208

Registration: 5:30-6:00 p.m.
Workshop: 6:00-8:00 p.m

With thanks to our friends at Cafe 180, PICNIC DINNERS available for $10 donation 

Professionals: $45
DU Affiliation (Faculty, Staff and Alumni): $35
DU Student (Current): $15 (must provide valid student ID)

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Course Description 

Join Indian human rights activist Anuradha Bhosale as she offers an in-depth, first-person account of the current issues surrounding women's rights in India. Explore variables relating to how and why women continue to be oppressed and exploited, as well as the resulting impact on modern-day society.  Learn about the Indian government's role in the changing face of human rights issues and pressures, and how non-violent activism is contributing to the change. Anuradha shares her integrated approach to changing the Indian culture: direct service, empowerment, advocacy, policy. She also addresses topics that professionals in the field of social work and counseling face around the world. Participants in this one-of-a-kind workshop will get a sense of the enormity of the issues faced by women and children in India, while feeling inspired by the work that change-makers like Anuradha are doing to make the world safer. 

The presentation will be followed by a moderated Q&A session, which will then expand into a public Q&A to inspire important dialogue. 

Come away with a deeper appreciation for how Anuradha's powerful movement to educate and empower women is driving change at the grassroots level and how we can all learn from her example.

Dinner will available for purchase thanks to our partnership with Cafe 180.

Instructor Information 

Anuradha Bhosale  is a renowned grassroots women's rights and anti-child labor activist based in the Kolhapur district, Maharashtra, India where more than 35,000 children are involved in daily labor for local industries. A former child-laborer herself at the age of six, she has spent the past 20 years fighting for the prevention of child exploitation, labor, trafficking, and female infanticide. As director of AVANI organization, she has facilitated the rescue of 341 child laborers, provided 5,604 migrant children the right to health care and education, organized the construction of schools inside the brickyards and established a residential home for migrant children. View Anuradha's full biography.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe conditions of women's rights in India
  2. Describe women's rights as represented in the Constitution of India
  3. Identify human rights issues faced by women in various regions
  4. Describe the reasons why women are oppressed and exploited in various regions
  5. Identify the impact that human rights issues have women in various regions
  6. Explain how WCRC works on various human rights issues facing women
  7. Explain the methodology used in this movement
  8. Describe the impact that empowerment has on women in various regions
  9. Identify the movement's potential for long-term change

For registration and information contact the Center for Professional Development at  or 303-871-4161

This conference is approved for 1.5 CE. The Graduate School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Graduate School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.