Remembering the Cambodian Genocide: A Tribute to a Resilient Community
October 12, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Remembering the Cambodian Genocide:
A Tribute to a Resilient Community
Community Dinner ~ Commemoration Ritual ~ Film ~ Music ~
Playback Theatre Performance ~ Dance ~ Fundraising Event
The Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble joins with Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants (CERI) to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the defeat of the Pol Pot Regime which marked the end of the Cambodian Genocide.
We come together to bear witness to the personal stories of the survivors and honor the transformation that has taken place in their lives and in the lives of their families.
Playback Theatre will transform these stories into improvised theatre pieces, honoring their uniqueness, courage and universality.
We also gather to support CERI, the remarkable community mental health center. Founded in 2005, CERI responded to the dire needs of the Cambodian refugees. They had survived the Genocide and dangerous refugee camps in Thailand only to find themselves living in poverty and crime-ridden neighborhoods in the United States, suffering from PTSD for more than two decades.
Participate in this profoundly moving fundraising event (minimum donation $25 to CERI) to support this center’s ongoing efforts to encourage this community’s resilience.
The event includes a Cambodian dinner, commemoration ritual, a short documentary film about CERI, a performance by the Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble, music, and dance.
Saturday October 12, 2019
St. John’s Presbyterian Church and Center 2727 College Ave. Berkeley