|Best-selling author Le Ly Hayslip will discuss ?Vietnam Through My Eyes? at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1.|
Some say that during war, heaven and earth change places. Find out why when best-selling author Le Ly Hayslip discusses “Vietnam Through My Eyes” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the Bronco Student Center's Ursa Major Suite. A book signing will follow.
Hayslip will also be a part of the Women's Herstory Month Opening Ceremony on March 1, from noon to 1 p.m., in the Bronco Student Center's England Evans Room.
Hayslip wrote “When Heaven and Earth Changed Places,” her award-winning memoirs of her life before, during and after the Vietnam War. Her experiences are ranged, starting with a happy childhood as a Vietnamese village girl, the destruction of her home, her work with the Viet Cong, the torment she endured from both the North and South, her escape to the United States and eventual return. She also wrote the sequel “Child of War, Woman of Peace,” which describes her struggle to heal old wounds and start a new life. These books inspired Oliver Stone's film “Heaven and Earth.”
Today, Hayslip is a popular speaker. In addition, she founded the East Meets West Foundation, a humanitarian relief organization that works to rebuild lives on both sides of the world.
Free and open to the public, the lecture and book signing are sponsored by Cal Poly Pomona's Asian & Pacific Islander Student Center and the ReEntry & WoMen's Resource Center. They are part of university's Asia & Pacific Islands Heritage Month and Women's Herstory Month activities.
For more information, contact Dora Lee at (909) 869-5023.