Channy Chhi Laux recently gave a presentation to refugee students at Lincoln North Star High School. She shared her story of escaping the ruthless Khmer Rouge regime and the ensuing Cambodian genocide. The refugee students listened to a story of heartache and redemption, a story not too unlike their own in many cases.
….“A lot of what I do is for my parents,’’ said Steven Em, 29, who on Friday learned that his medical career will now carry him to New York Medical College at Metropolitan Hospital Center of New York. “I think they went through a lot just to get here. My being born? The chance of that was slim already. And my becoming a doctor was slimmer than that.’’…. Read Full Article
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
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/
Hello all. Finally, I feel a bit cool. Only in beautiful American could a refugee like me go from a nerdy kid to an author whose book was a JEOPARDY (Books about Asia) question last night. Thank you.