Building Community Free From Sexual Violence
Ty Chum is a father, husband, uncle, son, and grandson. He and his family were refugees from Cambodia who survived the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime. Ty is the oldest son in the family, he too took the responsibility of setting a path for his younger brothers and sisters to achieve higher education because he knew that would fulfill his parents’ dream.
Ty earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and has been a resident of Lowell for over 20 years. He started as a community helper and soon found his path in the social justice field. Ty was on the advisory board for Engaging Men and Boys as Allies in Sexual Violence Prevention (EMBASVP) with The Center for Hope and Healing and then became a consultant for the EMBASVP program. He has two missions in life, end sexual violence and being a good role model for his community and loved ones. His favorite quote “walk the talk” and “my life started when I met my wife”.
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