Upcoming Events » Middlesex to Host Human Rights Leader Arn Chron-Pond

April 2, 2013 10:30 am
Free and Open to the Public
MCC’s Federal Building Assembly Room
50 Kearney Square
Lowell, MA
Tooch Van at vant@middlesex.mass.edu

Middlesex Community College’s International and Multicultural Affairs Office presents “From Genocide to Cultural Renewal in Cambodia,” a talk by Arn Chorn-Pond. The event will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 2, at MCC’s Federal Building Assembly Room, 50 Kearney Square, on the Lowell campus.

Arn Chorn-Pond, a survivor of Cambodia’s horrific killing fields and now an internationally known peace activist, will speak about his own healing and the way the arts can heal a nation. Chorn-Pond is a former director of youth programs for the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association in Lowell. His story is the subject of Patricia McCormick’s book “Never Fall Down,” a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award. Desmond Tutu described the book as, “One of the most inspiring and powerful books I’ve ever read.”

This event is co-sponsored by Cambodian Living Arts (CLA), a program of the Marion Institute, founded by Chorn-Pond. The mission of CLA is to facilitate the transformation of Cambodia through the arts by promoting awareness of, and advocating for, the arts with cultural policymakers and major institutions.

For more information about Arn Chorn-Pond at Middlesex, contact Tooch Van at vant@middlesex.mass.edu or call 978-656-3254.

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