Posted: Jun 7, 2011
This April marks 35 years since the formal end of the war for Laos and much of Southeast Asia. Nearly four decades later, we’ve seen many attempts to streamline and simplify the story of how we got to this point as a community and why we fought. And there were many voices in our story. We have some names, but many more we will never know. There were Lao and Americans, Hmong, Khmu, Tai Dam, Thai, and Iu Mien just to name a few who were caught up in the geopolitical struggles of the 20th century. Only recently are we beginning to grasp the complexity of that war and the lingering ghosts we must still confront.
Posted: Jun 7, 2011
Channapha Khamvongsa was just a small girl when her parents smuggled her out of Laos. Members of her family crossed the Mekong secretly in 1979, fleeing the new communist regime. She was seven years old and the last of three children to leave. She said her father whispered instructions before giving her to a family friend: “This man is going to take you to mum. If anyone asks, tell them he’s your father.”
Event Dates: May 19, 2011 - Jun 5, 2011
Legacies of War with Lao Heritage Foundation Seattle Chapter and Pat Graney Dance Company presents Refugee Nation in Seattle, May 19-21 at the Ethnic Cultural Theater, University of Washington. Buy your tickets here! Refugee Nation will also be performing in Portland, June 3-5 at Ethos at IFCC. Buy your tickets here.
Event Dates: May 18, 2011 - May 21, 2011
Legacies of War will present Undigested War: Purging Official Narratives of U.S. Wars in Asia with Still Present Past at the Association of Asian American Studies Conference in New Orleans, May 18-21. Click here for more information on the conference.
Event Dates: May 1, 2011 - Jun 1, 2011
Check out the Legacies of War Exhibit at the Brookdale Library in Brooklyn Center, MN. The exhibit will be there until June 1st.
Posted: May 1, 2011
Postcard from Laos, Feature NGO in Laos – World Education
Posted: Apr 5, 2011
CMC condemns Thai use of cluster munitions in Cambodia Thailand and Cambodia should join global treaty banning cluster munitions (Geneva, 6 April 2011) – Based on two separate on-site investigations, the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) has concluded that Thailand used cluster munitions on Cambodian territory during the February 2011 border conflict. Thai officials confirmed the […]
Posted: Feb 23, 2011
The Cluster Munition Coalition report, “Clearing cluster bombs on the Ho Chi Minh Trail”, produced during 1MSP, is in the running for Best Original Reporting at the CNN iReport Awards. Take a minute to watch and vote for this video. Voting ends March 7, 2011! Click here to watch and vote! CNN iReport The first-ever […]