Next Trusted Advocates Storytelling Program is Oct. 19 at Cultural Center
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 [email protected].