Chicago based non-profit organizations Landmines Blow and the Cambodian Association of Illinois present “Missing Peace”, a benefit for refugees, landmine survivors and the communities in which they live.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 31, 2005 -- Landmines Blow and the Cambodian
Association of Illinois present “Missing Peace”, a benefit for refugees,
landmine survivors and the communities in which they live. The event will take
place at The Cambodian American Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial at
2831 West Lawrence Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on May 5th
2005. A cocktail reception will follow from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Hard Rock
Hotel, 230 North Michigan Avenue.
Speakers include Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams and renowned author Loung Ung. Keynote speaker Jody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work to eliminate antipersonnel landmines. International organizer and activist, teacher and writer, Williams is an eloquent speaker on human rights and international law, the role of civil society in international diplomacy, and individual initiative in bringing about social change. Ms. Loung Ung is a Survivor, Cambodian Genocide; Author, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, winner of the 2001 Asian Pacific American Award for Literature and Spokesperson for the Campaign for a Landmine-Free World. Ms. Ung will release Lucky Child, the sequel to her first book and do a book signing at the event.
Landmines Blow President Alison Bock said: “Our objective for this event is to raise awareness of the global landmine crisis, the plight of refugees and the Killing Fields Memorial. It is the only museum in the United States dedicated to the Cambodian genocide. At the end of the day, our goal is to make a difference.”
Landmines Blow aspires to raise awareness of landmines, educate and engage youth and rebuild communities on cleared minefields. The Cambodian Association of Illinois aims to enable refugees and immigrants from Cambodia residing in Illinois to become self-sufficient, productive participants in U.S. society while preserving and enhancing their cultural heritage and their sense of belonging to the community. Tickets go on sale April 1st.
For event and ticket information contact:
P.O. Box 563
Lombard, IL 60148
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Source : http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/3/prweb223480.htm