46 Annual May 4 Commemoration- Cambodia After Kent State
Cambodia After Kent State
Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences. Presented by the May 4 Visitors Center and the Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence
Events are free and open to the public. Parking will be available near each venue.
7:00 PM, KIVA
Chum Mey—a survivor of the infamous S-21 security-center—will relate his story of imprisonment, survival, and forgiveness. Throughout its existence, S-21 detained and tortured more than 12,000 men, women, and children. His life will provide the focal point for a broader discussion on state violence with Kent State students from across the globe. Reception to follow.
7:00 PM, Cartwright Ballroom
Loung Ung, author of First They Killed My Father, will provide a powerful address on her childhood experience under the Khmer Rouge. More broadly, Ms. Ung will discuss the reality of girls education in contemporary Cambodia. Joining Ms. Ung is Jamie Ameilo, founder and CEO of Caring for Cambodia, a nonprofit organization committed to improving the educational system of Cambodia through the creation of more than twenty model schools.
7:00 PM, 177 Michael Schwartz Center
LinDa Saphan, genocide survivor and director John Pirozzi will host a screening of their award winning film, Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll. Their film examines popular music from the pre–Khmer Rouge era and explores the impact of music in the struggle for political, ideological, and social change. It depicts the musical and political history of Cambodia from the 1950s to the mid-1970s.
Sponsors include: College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Provost, Office of Global Education, Department of History, Women 4 Women Ohio, Department of Geography