Miss Canada Tara Teng

Miss Canada Tara Teng

Taking a stand

Tara Teng – Miss Canada 2011 and Miss BC 2010-11 – has chosen to stand with India’s untouchable Dalits.

The Trinity Western University student is interning at Surrey-based Dalit Freedom Network (DFN) Canada, one of seven international offices committed to helping the 250 million Dalits achieve physical and emotional freedom by empowering them through education, health care and economic development.

Teng, who has already used her platform to speak about social justice issues across B.C., is using her voice to draw attention to the plight of the Dalits, particularly women and children.

Teng will spend the summer speaking on behalf of DFN Canada to groups ranging from children to adults.

To learn more about the Dalit story, visit www.dalitfreedom.net