Next Trusted Advocates Storytelling Program is Oct. 19 at Cultural Center


The next free Trusted Advocates Storytelling Program will be Friday, Oct. 19 in the Hillborn Room of the White Center Community Cultural Center starting at 6 p.m.

Featured guest will be ‘Sam’ Ung, a well-known Seattle Chef and owner of Phnom Penh Noodle House, located in the International District.

According to an announcement:

Sam and his wife Kim survived the Khmer Rouge nightmare. They escaped to the neighboring country of Thailand and were turned away twice. Finally they were accepted into a refugee camp. Sponsorship from his brother and help from a church allowed them to enter the United States in August of 1980.

Sam has authored the details of his experience in a book entitled, “I Survived the Killing Fields”. He has kept personal items suchas photos, a sleeping mat, water canteen, some tools and other items. It is history for Sam to pass onto his children and provide a way for healing. In 1987, he took the opportunity to open his business and now with a new sense of passion and expression in the culinary arts, Sam continues with the strength that kept him alive.

Sam and Kim have 3 daughters (Dawn, Diane and Darlene) who assist in the family business.

The Cultural Center is located at 9421 18th Ave SW (& SW Cambridge).

Here are the details:

WHAT: Trusted Advocates Storytelling Program

WHEN: Friday, October 19th, NEW TIME – 6:00 Light meal from presenter’s culture/heritage; 6:30 Storytelling Program – followed by Q/A segment

WHERE: The White Center Community Cultural Center, 9421 18th Ave SW (& SW Cambridge) – Hillborn Room

SPECIAL GUEST: SENG ‘SAM’ UNG

QUESTIONS: Nancy Calos-Nakano at 206.795.0833 or trustedadvocates@gmail.com.


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