Date(s) - 04/06/2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cockefair Hall, #215
In four short years from 1975 to 1979, the Khmer Rouge killed an estimated two million Cambodian people. Surviving this genocide as a thirteen-year old, Channy Laux found safety as a refugee in Lincoln, Nebraska. After a successful career as an engineer in Silicon Valley, she is now breaking decades of personal silence with a newly published memoir. Having learned the meaning of freedom at a young age, Laux seeks to promote awareness about the crimes of the Khmer Rouge against their own citizens.
This event is part of the “First Fridays” Lecture Series in New Historical Research sponsored by the UMKC Department of History and cosponsored by the Department of English, the Creative Writing Program; the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education; and the BkMk Press.