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2016 International Women Authors Event
to Honor Loung Ung

Loung Ung, bestselling author of a trilogy about the 1970s terror and atrocity of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, will be the featured speaker and honoree of the 2016 International Women Authors event on October 6 in Davenport, Iowa. The event is sponsored by the Stanley Foundation and its community partner, Women’s Connection of the Quad Cities.

Loung Ung has compiled impressive credentials as a bestselling author. Her third book, Lulu in the Sky, completes a trilogy about the totalitarian terrors inflicted on her family and her country, Cambodia, in the mid-‘70s.

Loung was only five when the Khmer Rouge stormed her native city of Phnom Penh. Four years later, roughly two million out of seven million Cambodians had died at the hands of the infamous dictator. She lost both her parents, two sisters, and 20 other relatives.

In 1980, ten-year-old Loung, her older brother, and sister-in-law escaped to Thailand. Eventually, they relocated to Vermont through sponsorship by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Holy Family Church parish.

Today, she continues to educate the world through her work with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Of the roughly 45,000 Cambodians estimated to be amputees because of landmines, the organization has outfitted more than 18,000 with prosthetics and wheelchairs, if necessary. She also enjoys owning three Cleveland restaurants—Bar Cento, Bier Market, and Market Garden—with her husband and their friend Sam McNulty.

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Pulitzer Prize finalist Laila Lalami, author of “The Moor’s Account,” will be the featured speaker at the 2017 International Women Authors event on November 9 in Rock Island, Illinois.

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The Ground Truth Project, New America, and the Stanley Foundation are hosting a Screening of “A Climate for Conflict” and discussion with the creators followed by a panel discussion on Climate Security and Societal Resilience on May 30, 2017.

Somalia today is at a crossroads between a deepening crisis and a path to stability. Photographer and filmmaker Nichole Sobecki and writer Laura Heaton spent 18 months documenting personal stories of Somalia, creating a film, photography, and reporting that vividly illustrate the human consequences and security risks of a changing climate. Read more.

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