Red Scarf Revolution presents
April 17th 2017, 6-9pm
950 Pacific Ave (entrance on 11th St.)
Tacoma, Washington 98401
FREE and OPEN TO PUBLIC
Doors at 6pm. Performances at 7pm
On Monday, April 17th, 2017 Cambodian communities nationwide will participate in a candlelight vigil in honor of the National Day of Remembrance. From California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington, the vigil will serve to remember those lost during the Cambodian genocide from 1975-1979.
On April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge marched into Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, and evacuated the entire city as they forced people into labor camps and executed former government officials, doctors, artists, scholars among others. It became known as Year Zero as it was marked by the Khmer Rouge regime. Under that regime, it has been estimated that over 2 million lives were lost due to execution and starvation.
Within the last 40 years, the scars from that genocide continue to exist for many Cambodians whether it’s in Cambodia, the US, or elsewhere across the globe. Our world today continues to experience genocide in different parts of the map.
- Create a space for community members to begin the healing process
- Bring awareness about genocide education
- Acknowledge the resilient spirit of survivors of genocide
Savong Lam & Silong Chhun
Remarks By Tacoma City Council Member
- Bongskol Ceremony: Venerable Prenz
- Opening Remarks: Council Member Campbell
- Performances by local artists
- Candlelight Vigil
- Open Mic
- Performances by local Artists
- Closing Statement
- Anida Yoeu Ali
- Radar Seiha
- James Santana
- Narin Vann
New Artwork by Molica and UW Bothell Students
visit www.yearzeromemorial.com for more information
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