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Cambodia Week

SwatCambodia was founded two years ago by Jennifer Trinh ’11 (minor in Peace and Conflict Studies).  Read more about SwatCambodia.

Cambodia Week Schedule

-Friday, April 9th, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM:

Fruit Smoothies and Goodies on sale near Parrish Porch!

Fruit Smoothies will be $3 each, and we’ll have various different types (and you can choose vanilla ice cream or just ice to mix with them)! There will also be various silks, purses, dresses, and various other souvenirs from Cambodia on sale, so be sure to bring enough money!

-Tuesday, April 13th, 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM:

Sparklers and Sparkling Cider on Parrish Beach!

Happy Cambodian New Year! Pick up a sparkler and brighten up the night! Listen to traditional Cambodian music and enjoy some (non-Cambodian) sparkling juices.

George Lakey

-Wednesday, April 14th, 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM:

Cultivating Peace: George Lakey talks about his experiences in war-ravaged Cambodia in Sci 101.

Ever hear George Lakey speak? He’s quite the storyteller. This time, his stories will be about the work that he did in Cambodia during the 90s, when Cambodia was still reeling from the genocide. Snacks and drinks will be available.

-Thursday, April 15th, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM:

New Year Baby Screening in Sci 199.

Join us in learning about the story of Socheata Poeuv, a woman who discovers that her family isn’t really all she thought it was, and who goes back to Cambodia to discover their true roots. Compelling and informative, this documentary will help you understand the horrors that the Cambodian people went through, from an emotional perspective rather than through seeing the raw brutality (as in The Killing Fields). Also, if you missed your chance to buy goodies on Friday with the smoothies, you can purchase goods at this movie screening as well!

-Saturday, April 17th, 9:00 PM:

Tropical Fruits Parlor Party in Shane Lounge.

Remember the lychee, the longan, the mango, the whole coconuts? We’re doing it again! Free tropical fruit available to give you a taste of Southeast Asia. Come early; the fruits ran out fast last year. And, you’ll have your last chance to buy goods from us before we “close shop” for the year.

contact: jtrinh1@swarthmore.edu

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