To Register & Purchase Tickets for this Event, Please Click Here Legacies of War is very excited to announce that “Voices from Laos: Clearing Bombs, Protecting Lives,” our groundbreaking national speakers tour, will be stopping in PALO ALTO, CA. On Tuesday, April 9th, Legacies will be hosting a speakers panel and discussion at TOYON HALL, STANFORD UNIVERSITY. […]
Palo Alto, California
Located 35 miles south of San Francisco and 14 miles north of San Jose, Palo Alto is a community of approximately 63,000 residents and is part of the San Francisco Bay area.
Why this City?
Legacies’ primary tour goal is to educate audiences about UXO and raise awareness about the lasting consequences of war. By keeping the memory of the Vietnam War in the public consciousness, especially among young people, Legacies hopes to build on the work of the past decade and mobilize future generations for a bomb-free Laos. Dr. Cynthia Nguyen, a Board Member of Legacies, and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford Medical School, is large reason why Stanford University was chosen in particular. Dr. Nguyen reflects, “On a service trip for the non-profit *Doctor To Doctor* and on a once-in-a-lifetime heritage voyage with 12 members of my family to Laos, I learned about the persistent, pervasive impact of some 78+ million unexploded bombs dropped 40 years ago on the land where my mother’s mother was born. Once I understood the effect of the problem on the daily lives of so many people, I felt compelled to step up and become part of the solution. I feel fortunate to be a volunteer for Legacies of War, and am proud that LOW has already made a meaningful, concrete difference.”