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Voices from Laos Sponsors

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The following individuals and organizations have made the ‘Voices from Laos: Clearing Bombs, Protecting Lives’ tour possible.

The U.S. Department of State: Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, the Open Society Policy Center, the HALO Trust, The Joel and Maria Fort Fund, Norasack Design, World Education, the Quality of Life Center, Mines Advisory Group (MAG).

New York

Voices from Laos Speakers Tour Official ‘Kick-Off’, United Nations, New York, April 4th

Supporting Organizations: United Nations Development Program, The Permanent Mission of the Lao PDR to the United Nations, Samuel Rubin Foundation, IVS Pax Christi

Manhattan Penthouse Reception, New York, April 3rd

Leadership Circle: Sally Kohn & Sarah Hansen, Geri Mannion, Michael Hirschhorn & Jimena Martinez, Philip Philliou, Cora Weiss

Host Committee: Naomi Abraham, Brett Dakin, Ian Gordon, Jennifer Hettenbach, Alex Hiniker, Nary Manivong, Breeda Phoummany, Thavisouk Phrasavath, Vongvieng Saensathit, Archana Sahgal, Amorette Yang

Supporting Organizations: The Permanent Mission of the Lao PDR to the United Nations, Samuel Rubin Foundation, HALO Trust, Manhattan Penthouse

Planning Committee: Naomi Abraham, Jonas Angelet, Vilayphone “Titi” Chouramany, Brett Dakin, Jennifer Hettenbach, Alex Hiniker, Nary Manivong, Cynthia Nguyen, MD, Titus Peachey, Breeda Phoummany, Ken Rutherford, Vongvieng “Vivi” Saensathit,  Archana Sahgal, Lyra Schweizer, Meg Shoemaker, Soumary Vongrassamy, Amorette Yang

 

Fresno, California

Supporting Organizations and Individuals: Helly Lee, Vinnie Lee

 

Berkeley, California

Host Committee: Parina Daraphet, Norman Dishotsky, Sid Ganis, Daniel and Hilary Goldstine, Joanna Lu, Pauline Nguyen, Justin Sayarath

Supporting Organizations: HALO Trust, University of California Berkeley Southeast Asian Student Coalition

 

Merced, California

Leadership Circle: Shirley Frice, Janice and Nash Jimenez

Supporting Individuals: Merced City Mayor Pro Tempore Noah Lor, Paul C. Lo, Pete Gallo, Mut Kindavong, Nini Lee, Vinnie Lee, Elizabeth Phonesavanh, Alisack and Nana Sanavongsay, Donna Thongsavat, Sandra Thongsavat

Supporting Organizations: The Papaya Lady, Lee’s Merced Community Food Market, Jerry Yang of Pocket 8 Sushi Cuisine, Dr. Tru Chang of Tru Chang Chiropractic, Sam Cafe

 

Palo Alto / Stanford, California

Leadership Circle: Pamela D. Wilson

Supporting Organizations and Individuals: Parina Daraphet, James Huynh, Dr. Cynthia Nguyen, Nadia Roumani, Green Champa Restaurant, HALO Trust

Student Volunteers and Host Committee: Sandy Chang, Chia Xiong, Khristy Nichodas, Clarice Nguyen, Ashely Williams

 

Sacramento, California

Leadership Circle: Daniel Cathey, David Claycomb & Joyce Phounsavath, Michael Fitzpatrick, Jason Jong, Khonnie Lattasima, Sophia Unger

Host Committee: Assemblymember Dr. Richard Pan’s Office, Khonnie Lattasima, Cat Nou, Britt Niiya Sumida, Elaine Russell, Stephanie Yang

Supporting Organizations: Sacramento State Hmong Student Association, Lao Youth Coalition, Hmong, Mien, Lao Community Action Network (HMLCAN)

Volunteer and Organizing Committee: Robert Abelon, Bradley Bottoms, Brett Burns, PK Cathy, Lance Fang, Adrian Glass-Moore, Laurie Holtog, Mikey Hothi, Jason Jong, Honey Lum, Felicia Ong, Dana Percoco, Sally Phonthachack, Mai Yang Thor, Natalie Thao, Fong Tran, Yee Xiong

Organization:  Sabaidee Thai Grille

 

Portland, Oregon

Leadership Circle: Ambassador Harriet Isom, Mike Burton, Nang Nonnarath Dunn, Scott Ransmeier, Deb Ross, Joseph Santos-Lyons, Maly Sisoukpanthong, Coi Vu

Host Committee: Joel Haugen

Supporting Individuals: Sharon Carstens, Lee Po Cha, David Kinsella, Darwin Moosavi, Katherine Morrow,  Toc Soneoulay-Gillepie, Lidet Viravong

Supporting Organizations: Asian Family Center, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), IRCO, Portland State University Department of Political Science, Portland State Institute for Asian Studies, Village Run

 

Seattle, Washington

Leadership Circle: Ron Chew, Cora Edmonds, Sakuna Thongchanh

Host Committee: Gary Howlett

Supporting Individuals: Lauren Davi, Pom Khampradith, Souchinda Khampradith, Vorada Savengseuksa, Dennis Sikhanthat, Ekk Sisavatdy

Supporting Organizations: ArtXchange Gallery, Lao Heritage Foundation, Health Leadership International, Clear Path International, Wing Luke Museum, Highline Community College

 

Madison, Wisconsin

Supporting Organizations and Individuals: Christine Inthachith, Center for Lao Studies

 

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Leadership Circle: Dr. Koua Vang

Host Committee: Paul Herr, Rick and Rachel Quenemoen

Supporting Individuals: Annette Albrecht, Sunny Chanthanouvong, Anousone Fongthavisay, John Frost, Kaohly Her, Mali Khouanchao, Chao Lee, Chupheng Lee, Helly Lee, Arielle Oglesby, Alex Phasy, Chanida Phaengdara Potter, Saengmany Ratsabout, Thomas Sisaket, Elizabeth Tolzman, Kaying Vang, Ricki Vang, Saymoukda “Mooks” Vongsay, Malisamai Vue, Peter Xiong

Supporting Organizations: Hubert Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Amnesty International UMTC, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota Hmong Student Association, University of Minnesota Lao Student Association, Program in Human Rights & Health,  Human Rights Program, Hnub Tshiab: Hmong Women Achieving Together, Lao Assistance Center of MN

 

Harrisonburg, Virginia – James Madison University 

Supporting Individuals: Ashley Chan, Akkarin Chirachaturaphak, Aleena Inthaly, Azam Malik, Ken Rutherford, Titus Peachey, Rachael Tayanovskaya

Supporting Organizations: James Madison University Center for International Stabilization and Recovery

Washington, DC

Host Committee: Sue Chinn, Tamera Luzzatto, Chanthip Phongkhamsavath, David Stern, Charles Stonecipher

Supporting Individuals: Tiff Ahn, Tiffany Bailey, Andrii Berdnyk, John Chia, Vilayphone “Titi” Chouramany, Chris Clark, Elizabeth Cross, Pablo Durana, Marice Fernando, Claire Hines, Hannah Johnson, Aenoi Jones, James Jones, Mitch Keith, Deth Khaiaphone, Pon Khamvongsa, My Lo, Mim Luangrath, Skip Muller, Norasack Pathammavong, Sai Souphom, Xai Souphom, Jessica Taylor, Connie Vengthisane, Kane Vongsavanh

Supporting Organizations: Stewart R. Mott House, HALO Trust, Open Society Policy Center, Lao Heritage Foundation