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Upstander Speaker Series: Loung Ung, Feb. 28

Upstander Speaker Series:
Loung Ung, Cambodian Genocide Survivor
Thursday, February 28, 2019
6 p.m. Reception | 7 p.m. Program
Unity of Dallas, 6525 Forest Ln, Dallas, TX 75230
Free for Members | $10 for non-Members
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A Cambodian genocide survivor, Loung Ung is the subject of the acclaimed film First They Killed My Father. The film is based on her memoir and directed by Angelina Jolie. From 1975 — 1979, the Khmer Rouge systematically murdered an estimated two million Cambodians, almost a fourth of the country’s population. Ung narrowly escaped the genocide with her brother and sister-in-law. Her parents, two sisters, and twenty other relatives were killed. Ung lived in a Thai refugee camp before coming to the United States to reclaim her life. Now a human rights activist and bestselling author, Ung lives to tell the story of her harrowing escape and journey to safety.

Upstander Speaker Series Presented by The Dallas Morning News

Sponsors: Liz and Tom Halsey, Ernst & Young

Reception Sponsor: Toyota

Community Partners: Orchid Giving Circle, Refugee Services of Texas, SMU Embrey Human Rights Program, Texas Genocide and Holocaust Commission, Unity of Dallas

Image Courtesy of Netflix