Running Toward the Guns: A Conversation with Chanty Jong

Date: 7/14/2021
Time: 11:30 am EDT
Location: Zoom

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Join Chhange for our July Lunch and Learn featuring Chanty Jong. Ms. Jong will join Chhange Executive Director, Dr. Sara Brown, for an interactive discussion about her life journey and experience as a child survivor of the Cambodian Genocide. Born in Phnom Penh, Jong was eight years old when the Khmer Rouge came to power in 1975, after a bloody civil war. Forced from her home and separated from her family, she endured the horrors of the Khmer Rouge's child labor camps. After surviving the Cambodian Genocide, Jong began a long journey as a refugee that would eventually bring her to the United States.

Ms. Jong will discuss her perseverance through these harrowing experiences, her personal journey through trauma and healing, as well as her recently published memoir, Running Toward the Guns: A Memoir of Escape from Cambodia.

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