In the years during and following the Cambodian genocide, hundreds of thousands of Cambodian refugees were resettled in the US. In the 1980s and 1990s, ten thousand of these refugees arrived in the Bronx. Through the story of Ra Pronh and her family scholar and organizer Eric Tang (University of Texas, Austin) locates the Bronx Cambodians and their “unclosed sojourn” within a longer history of war and displacement. We marked the release of this critical new work of activist scholarship with a series of conversations featuring Tang, Pronh, and long-time community organizer Chhaya Chhoum (Executive Director and Cofounder, Mekong NYC).

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