Things I am grateful for in 2018; having the honor to stand with women I admire and respect at The Eleanor Roosevelt Center 2018 Medals of Honor ceremony.
Jaha Dukureh: Gender Violence Resister & Change Agent · Good Will Ambassador
Dr. Pamela R. Edington: Champion, Educational Accessibility, Diversity & Civic Engagement
Tarana J. Burke: Social Justice Activist · “Me Too” Movement Founder
Roberta “Robbie” Kaplan: Gender Equity & Civil Rights Advocate
Honorable Albert M. Rosenblatt: Protector, Judicial Integrity & Ethics
Loung Ung: Genocide Chronicler & Human Rights Defender
The New York Times, November 15, 2018
By Hannah Beech
On Friday morning — four decades after a total of at least 1.7 million people, a fifth of Cambodia’s population, were culled by execution, overwork, disease and famine — an international tribunal for the first time declared that the Khmer Rouge committed genocide against the Muslim Cham minority and ethnic Vietnamese.
Don’t miss the screening Graves Without A Name, a new film by Rithy Panh, at the Toronto International Film Festival this Friday, September 7 @6:45PM at Bell Lightbox Theater in Toronto. https://www.tiff.net/tiff/graves-without-a-name/
A true hero. A man of integrity, dignity, courage and great kindness. “Youk Chhang given the Ramon Magsaysay Award – Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize – for his work as Founder & executive director of Documentation Center of Cambodia.” Read full story.
So proud of Soka Chen. She has worked hard and is now living her dreams. It was my privelige to be the writer who helped Soka shared her story on ‘Girl Rising’. ~Loung Ung View Girl Rising Trailer
Daily Press; April 3, 2018
Loung Ung stood in the College of Arts and Sciences Thursday and told her story of surviving the Cambodian genocide. By the end, she had moved students to tears. BU’s Asian Student Union hosted Ung to screen her new movie “First They Killed My Father” and hold a Q&A session after with event attendees. Ung authored the memoir of the same name, published in 2000, and later co-produced the film with Angelina Jolie.