Arn Chorn-Pond, internationally known human rights activist, Cambodian-American, and Watkinson's translator and guide on service learning trips to his native land, will visit Watkinson on Wednesday and Thursday next week, April 9 and 10. He'll speak to all school meeting on Wednesday and visit a number of classes. CAP and Global Studies students will have a master class with him on Thursday, about the complexity of cross-cultural development work in terms of ethics and effectiveness, with the Khmer Magic Music Bus as a case study. Since 2005, Watkinson has sent service-learning teams to travel to Phnom Phen and the surrounding area to collaborate with Cambodian Living Arts Program (http://www.cambodianlivingarts.org).
The Khmer Magic Music Bus is an independent offshoot of Watkinson's work in Cambodia
. For more information, visit http://www.magicmusicbus.org/