The city has a population of about 105,000, almost one in five of whom are of Asian descent. More than 30,000 first-generation Cambodian migrants live in Lowell.
Prominent members of the diaspora warn disillusionment with the CPP will not automatically result in further support for opposition leader Sam Rainsy.
Lowell has the second largest concentration of first-generation Cambodian migrants in the United States, after Long Beach, California.
Richmond is home to about 1,000 Khmer-Americans, with about 5,000 in the state altogether.
Variny Yim says she didn’t internalize what it meant that her father was killed in genocide until she started researching Cambodian history while writing her book
Puo Sovijja, a student at Brown University, where he studies math and biology, said he hopes he can break his previous record for the men’s 100-meter freestyle at the games.
The workshop, which will run for two weeks, will begin with a ceremony at Wat Bo on Sunday, and will also include emerging musicians visit Cambodia from Laos and Myanmar.
There are over 300,000 Cambodians living in the US, according to a report released by the Center for American Progress (CAP) in April 2015.
Three female Cambodian artists are exhibiting their work at the InCube Arts Space in New York, from June 10-30, 2016.
The resolution will need 55 votes before it can be sent to the executive branch for action to be taken.
Protests were held in the United States, Canada, France and Australia over the weekend to demand the release of Cambodian human rights defenders and opposition members.
Most voters who spoke to VOA Khmer said they would not be casting their votes in the November presidential election based on allegiance to a party.