….“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 Read More
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 · Read More
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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 Read More
Loung Ung, author of the memoir “First They Killed My Father,” speaks to the crowd at the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Awards on Sunday. Her book is about her experiences surviving the Cambodian Genocide as a child. (Jack Howland, Poughkeepsie Journal. Oct. 14, 2018)
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.
WASHINGTON DC — Jessa Khan, a 16-year-old Cambodian jiu-jitsu athlete, beat Mahra Alhinaai of United Arab Emirates on Friday at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, for Cambodia’s first gold of these games and in this event, according to the organizers. Read Full Article.