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Voices from Laos: Legacies of War, History, Healing & Hope

Events | Young Professionals

Despite its neutral status during the Vietnam War Laos became the most heavily bombed nation per-capita on earth.  More tons of ordinance was dropped on Laos than the entirety of WWII.  Tragically, 30% of the cluster munitions dropped by the US failed to explode and remain active today, perpetuating poverty in this beautiful nation.

Join us for an evening of presentation and discussion about our shared legacy of unexploded ordinance (UXO) that remains in Laos today.  Sponsored by the US Department of State for a 9-city US tour, the Legacies Tour is coming to Portland to share the history of what happened, what's being done about it today and how you can lend your voice and support.    

The speaker panel includes Thoummy Silamphan a young UXO survivor and Manixia Thor, Deputy Team Leader of the all-female de-mining unit of Mines Advisory Group (MAG) a Nobel Peace Price winning NGO.  

 

$10 suggested donation (includes program and dinner)

 

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Learn more at legaciesofwar.org/voices or contact 503-737-4583

 



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