Channy Chhi Laux, Short Hair Detention: Memoir of a Thirteen-Year-Old Girl Surviving the Cambodian Genocide

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.

You can read this article about Channy Laux on KCUR’s webpage.

Channy Laux, Short Hair DetentionThis 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.