Center for Southeast Asia and its Diasporas


Sambath Eat embraces Sina Sam after she spoke about the Cambodian genocide before the Seattle City Council, which recognized April 17th as Cambodian Genocide Day of Remembrance in a proclamation on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. The Khmer Rouge, a communist group, captured Phnom Penh in 1975, sparking a years long genocide that ended in 1979 and left millions dead in its wake. The U.S. accepted hundreds of thousands of refugees, some of whom landed in Seattle, which has one of the largest Cambodian American populations in the country. (Amanda Snyder/Crosscut)