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A unique program will be held on Sunday, July 18, 2010 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM featuring stories from survivors of the genocide in Cambodia during the 1970s.
The event, “Voices from the Cambodian Genocide,” will take place from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Pleasant Glade Elementary School, 1920 Abernethy Rd NE, in Lacey. It is free and open to the public.
Between 1975 and 1979, an estimated two million Cambodians were killed by the murderous Khmer Rouge regime headed by Pol Pot. This will be the first time that local survivors of the Cambodian “Killing Fields” will speak publicly.
"Cambodian Killing fields"- July 18th 3:00-5:00 PM, Pleasant Glade Elementary School Auditorium.
Ms. ROKAIH VANSOT – a Lacey resident from the Muslim Cham community. Vansot, who was born during the years of Khmer Rouge rule in Cambodia, will tell the story of her parents’ survival and the little-known experience of the Cham people during the 1970s. A large community of Cham survivors today lives in the Olympia area. Read more about them here - http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/ Cham_people
Mr. DARAN KRAVANH – a survivor of the Killing Fields, now living in Tacoma, lost his parents and seven siblings to the Khmer Rouge. Kravanh will share the story of how music miraculously saved his life. He is joined by his wife, BREE LAFRENIERE, who authored a memoir of Kravanh’s life, Music Through the Dark. Read more about him here - http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/ Khmer_Anti- Poverty_Party and here – http://www.musicsur vival.com/
News article about him - http://newsgroups. derkeiler. com/Archive/ Soc/soc.culture. cambodia/ 2008-01/msg00075 .html
The event is organized by the OLYMPIA JEWISH-MUSLIM LISTENING GROUP, a local association formed in 2001 to promote understanding and cooperation between local Jews and Muslims.
Local sponsors are SAFURA’S RESTAURANT in Lacey, and SUSAN ROSEN & ASSOCIATES.
For more information, contact ANISE AHMED: 360-790-1205
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