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‘Cycles of Violence and Peace in Cambodia’
Sunday, May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDTFree
Honoring the National Day of Remembrance for the
Cambodia’s story is often dominated by the 3 years and 8 months when the Khmer Rouge controlled the country. The horrors of this time, in the midst of 3 decades of war, often overshadows the incredible resiliency of Cambodians in overcoming such violence and working to bring peace to their country.
Join us as we explore Cambodia’s history through a timeline (cycle) and four stained glass windows. These windows reflect the country’s turbulent history, but more importantly remind us that Cambodia’s future is brighter than the past.
កាស ស្ព័រ – Casper Gils
Director of the Cambodia Peace Gallery
Born in 1985, Casper Gils is Museum Director of the Cambodia Peace Gallery in Battambang and in his free time an enthusiastic historian and long distance cyclist.
Casper was born in the Netherlands and is engaged to Pisey Seng, who is a teacher at Ek Phnom High School in Battambang.
In the Netherlands he studied archaeology and mainly worked on Neolithic and WW2 excavations and educational programs in order to make archaeology understandable for the public.