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11/9/2009 —

Penn State Beaver will feature the Piscataway Indian Nation Singers and Dancers and renowned author and lecturer Loung Ung in two programs that highlight diversity in November. The programs are free and open to the public and will be held at noon in the auditorium of the campus Student Union Building.

On Friday, Nov. 13, the Piscataway Indian Nation Singers and Dancers will present a colorful and artful program of authentic dance, drum, and song. On Monday, Nov. 16, renowned author, speaker, and human rights activist Loung Ung will speak about her experiences of survival under the Khmer Rouge as well as her best-selling book, "First They Killed My Father."

Famous for their internationally-recognized living history program, the Piscataway Indian Nation Singers and  Dancers conduct workshops and perform throughout the country. In addition to appearances in the film, "Dances with Wolves," the group is a frequent contributor to the History Channel and Discovery Channel. Appearing regularly at the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian, national pow-wows, major festivals and colleges across the country, the Piscataway Indian Nation Singers and Dancers welcome the opportunity to educate and entertain audiences who want to learn more about Native American history, culture, and contemporary issues.

Loung Ung's memoir,

Penn State Beaver will feature the Piscataway Indian Nation Singers and Dancers and renowned author and lecturer Loung Ung in two programs that highlight diversity in November. The programs are free and open to the public and will be held at noon in the auditorium of the campus Student Union Building.

On Friday, Nov. 13, the Piscataway Indian Nation Singers and Dancers will present a colorful and artful program of authentic dance, drum, and song. On Monday, Nov. 16, renowned author, speaker, and human rights activist Loung Ung will speak about her experiences of survival under the Khmer Rouge as well as her best-selling book, "First They Killed My Father."

Famous for their internationally-recognized living history program, the Piscataway Indian Nation Singers and  Dancers conduct workshops and perform throughout the country. In addition to appearances in the film, "Dances with Wolves," the group is a frequent contributor to the History Channel and Discovery Channel. Appearing regularly at the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian, national pow-wows, major festivals and colleges across the country, the Piscataway Indian Nation Singers and Dancers welcome the opportunity to educate and entertain audiences who want to learn more about Native American history, culture, and contemporary issues.

Loung Ung's memoir, "First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers," is a national best-seller that details Ung’s survival of the killing fields of Cambodia, one of the bloodiest episodes of the twentieth century. Loung is a featured speaker on the issues of Cambodia, child soldiers, women and war, domestic violence and land mines. She worked for the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation’s Campaign for a Landmine-Free World. Her previous position was Community Educator for the Abused Women’s Advocacy Project of the Maine Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She has appeared on National Public Radio, the "Today Show," and other news programs on the ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox and C-SPAN networks.

For more information about the programs, contact the Beaver campus Office of Student Affairs at 724-773-3951 or dxt24@psu.edu or visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/.

 "First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers," is a national best-seller that details Ung’s survival of the killing fields of Cambodia, one of the bloodiest episodes of the twentieth century. Loung is a featured speaker on the issues of Cambodia, child soldiers, women and war, domestic violence and land mines. She worked for the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation’s Campaign for a Landmine-Free World. Her previous position was Community Educator for the Abused Women’s Advocacy Project of the Maine Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She has appeared on National Public Radio, the "Today Show," and other news programs on the ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox and C-SPAN networks.

For more information about the programs, contact the Beaver campus Office of Student Affairs at 724-773-3951 or dxt24@psu.edu or visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/.

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