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Arn Chorn Pond

Arn Chorn Pond

• Survivor of Cambodian Killing Fields

Never Fall Down


Pond shares his riveting story of survival as a child caught in the Cambodian Killing Fields and overcoming incredible odds to grow into the man of peace he is today. His foundation, Cambodian Living Arts, is bringing back the traditional music that was all but lost during the war years. He has won numerous international humanitarian awards, and his inspiring life is the basis of the bestseller Never Fall Down. Spoke at Town Hall on March 12, 2014.

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"My dear friend Henry Winkler was right....Yakima Town Hall's hospitality knows no bounds. You are warm, generous, yet seriously professional women and I can see why all your speaker guests request return invitations. And who knew they could cook colcannon in this part of the world. That was the most fantastic dinner and lovely reception. I'm heading west next year and will try to make a detour to Yakima. I'm sure you can guarantee me a full house." - Ronan Tynon, Ireland's Inspirational & Gifted Tenor

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