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Legacies: Request for Fall 2010 Volunteer

Posted: Aug 12, 2010

From September 30, 2010 to October 26, 2010, Legacies will join Intermedia Arts and Refugee Nation in collaboration with the Lao American Assistance Center of Minnesota to bring the Legacies of War National Traveling Exhibition to the Twin Cities. The exhibit, which has traveled to over 10 cities and internationally, will feature historic drawings, written and oral presentations, and components from the local community.

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Legacies of War to appear at US Congressional Hearing on UXO in Laos

Posted: Apr 20, 2010

Legacies of War will be appearing before Congress to discuss the issue of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) in Laos and U.S. funding for their removal. The hearing will be held before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment, chaired by Rep. Faleomavaega (D-American Samoa).

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Legacies of War National Premiere of Traveling Exhibit

Posted: Sep 18, 2007

Making its national premiere in Cambridge, the Legacies of War Exhibit features compelling, first-person art exhibit to tell the story of deadly cluster bombs leftover from the horrific secret U.S. bombing in Laos during the Vietnam War era, making Laos the most bomb country in history. The Exhibit will be accompanied by public and community programs in Boston/Cambridge throughout Fall 2007.

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First International Conference on Lao Studies

Posted: May 22, 2007

On May 22, 2005, the Legacies of War project participated in historic First International Conference on Lao Studies held at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. Legacies organized a powerful and moving panel discussion that featured bombing survivor Ms. Bounthanh Phommasathit and war veteran Lee Thorn, who spoke together for the first time on their experiences from the war.

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Visiting the UXO Removal Program in Laos

Posted: Mar 20, 2007

On a visit to Laos in February 2005, I went to visit the Luang Prabang office of UXO Lao, an organization run by the Lao government that administers clearance of unexploded ordnances in Laos. Prior to visiting the office, I knew about the history of the secret bombings conducted by the U.S. during the Vietnam War era. I was particularly disturbed when I learned that the country of my birth is the most heavily bombed country in the history of the world. Yet, most people are not aware of this history. I wanted to see firsthand the reality surrounding these unexploded ordnances and meet those who work daily to decontaminate the land in their working environment.

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