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Work Experience: A few examples

  • Instructional Design, graphic design, book and document layout
  • Television news reporting, — recorded and live
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Board Secretary, Oakville Multicultural Association, Canada
  • Founded The Peoples Channel and provided board leadership for 23 years
  • Catering large and small events, feeding community gatherings, and war protests
  • Own and operate a restaurant as Chef and President for 11 years 
  • Founded Curryblossom Foundation – a philanthropic organization making small grants to small farms, small businesses, artists, summer camps, housing and homestead repairs, refugee family support
  • Community resource and leadership: Creating a gathering space, hosting, and leading community groups and non-profits
  • Co-chair the Fundraising ad hoc committee for Compass Center for Families (Emergency housing)
  • Hidden Voices (performing arts project, Speaking without Tongues)
  • Supporting the arts in the community with collaborations with Carolina Performing Arts, UNC Department of Dramatic Arts, and Paperhand Puppet Intervention Company
  • Business Incubation, mentoring and training for new food businesses in Orange County, at Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe
  • Feeding the hungry: With Love Chapel Hill, Marion C. Cheek Jackson Center, NC Healthcare Association, Table, Porch, Refugee Support Center, Haw River Assembly, SAF, Carrborro Farmers Market, and everyday at Curryblossom Cafe through “Vimala cooks, everybody eats”.

Email: electvimala@gmail.com

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