Esbenshade Series closes season with musician Arn Chorn Pond

Arn Chorn Pond

The 35th season of the Frederica G. Esbenshade Series at Marietta College will come to a close with a performance by Arn Chorn Pond, a renowned human rights activist, community organizer and musician.

The fifth and final performance of the 2015-16 season is at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. The subject of the Emmy-nominated documentary, The Flute Player, Pond inspires change through his stories of surviving the Cambodian Khmer Rouge genocide.

He said music saved his life in a Khmer Rouge camp and now he is dedicated to reviving his country’s cultural heritage. Recipient of the Reebok Human Rights Award and the Anne Frank Memorial Award, Pond’s journey from a child of war to a man of peace will inspire all of us to become peacemakers ourselves.