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.