Forty-four years ago – on April 17, 1975 – a nightmare started for Cambodia and its entire population. On that day, after a brief battle on the outskirts of the city, Khmer Rouge fighters marched into the capital Phnom Penh and took control of the country.
Sur S’dey Choul Chnam Thmey! Happy Cambodian New Year! This year, Khmer New Year is celebrated on April 14-16. Yup! Three days of celebrations. https://pharecircus.org/khmer-new-year/
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.
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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.