Genocide Awareness Week

Date: 
September 18, 2012 - September 20, 2012

As part of our second annual Genocide Awareness Week (September 18-20, Heidelberg University has the unique pleasure of hosting Ms. Sreng Kim Chhay and her mother, Ms. Hoeur Kim.

“April 17” Stories from the Cambodian Genocide
This reader’s theatre shares the story of one family’s struggle to survive the Khmer Rouge. How will you answer the questions, comrade?

Presentation to Area School Children, Escaping the Killing Fields: A Daughter and Mother Tell Their Stories
Survivors Sreng Kim-Chhay and Hoeur Kim share their stories of escape from Cambodia.

Film Screening with Discussion to Follow: The Killing Fields
This screening of the Oscar winning film, “The Killing Fields” tells the story of Sydney Schanberg and Dith Prang, an American journalist and his Cambodian friend, trapped in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror. A short discussion will follow the film.

Presentation to AIM Hei Students and Campus: The Horrors of the Khmer Rouge
Genocide survivors Sreng Kim-Chhay and Hoeur Kim will discuss the horrors following April 17, 1975 when they were forced to evacuate their home to work in the "farming cooperatives" in the countryside.

The Killing Fields Remembered: A Quest for Healing
Students and others from the community will be able to paint a panel for the Art Miles Project. A 5 foot by 12 foot piece of fabric will have small sections for individuals to paint their response to genocide.

Surviving the Killing Fields: A Daughter’s and Mother’s Reflections
Survivors Sreng Kim-Chhay and her mother, Hoeur Kim will share their story to the Tiffin/Seneca Community as well as their thoughts in looking back at this traumatic experience.

Prayer and Meditation, Herbster Chapel, Pfleiderer Hall
The Herbster Chapel will be open during the week for people to pray and meditate, light votive candles, and view artistic works from the Art Miles Project.

Contact Information

Contact Person: 
Heidelberg University
Contact Phone Number: 
(419)-448-2000