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Legacies of War Presents:
Voices from Laos: Clearing Bombs, Protecting Lives National Speaking Tour


Legacies of War, the only U.S. non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of Vietnam war-era bombing of Laos, is launching a nationwide tour featuring two speakers from Laos. The speakers will discuss how UXO (unexploded ordnance, bombs) impact the country today, nearly forty-five years after the end of the war.


The Voices from Laos national speakers tour will officially ’kick-off’ in conjunction with the United Nations International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on Thursday, April 4th and culminate in Washington, DC on April 30th, the anniversary of the end of the Vietnam war.


Panel discussions and Community Dinners will take place in New York City, Fresno, Berkeley, Palo Alto and Sacramento, California, Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, Madison, Wisconsin, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Harrisonburg, Virginia and Washington DC.  The events will be open to the public, details at


The tour will create a space for dialogue on how individuals and communities are affected by Vietnam War-era unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Laos, how the problem is being addressed in the country and ways in which people in the U.S. can help to clear Laos of bombs, support survivors of accidents, and help to create a safer future for the people of Laos.


For more information about the speaking tour or to schedule interviews with the speakers, call James Hathaway at 802.379.8427 or email


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