January Luncheon-- Channapha Khamvongsa, Healing the Legacies of War
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About the Event
Join us for an illuminating look into Legacies of War, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to offer space for healing the wounds of the Vietnam war, and to create greater hope for a future of peace. The organization uses art, culture, education, community organizing and dialogue to bring people together and create healing and transformation out of the wreckage of war.
Lunch will be served, and guests are most welcome.
About Our Speaker
Channapha Khamvongsa will discuss how the organization uses art, culture, education, and community organizing, especially among the Lao diaspora, to create healing and transformation out of the wreckage of war. Legacies has successfully advocated for an increase in U.S. funding for bomb clearance in Laos, from an annual average of $2M in 2008 to $30M in 2016. In September 2016, President Barack Obama acknowledged Channapha’s advocacy efforts in Laos, becoming the first U.S. President to visit the country.
Channapha has written and spoken widely about the secret war in Laos and its aftermath and has appeared in the New York Times, Democracy Now!, CNN, ABC, PBS and CBS News. She previously worked at the Ford Foundation and NEO Philanthropy on immigrant rights, civil society, civic engagement, capacity building, and transformational leadership. She has served on the Seattle Women’s Commission, as well as on the boards of the Refugee Women’s Alliance and the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL).
She was born in Vientiane, Laos and came to the U.S. as a refugee at the age of seven. Channapha received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. She received her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University.
Deadline for all reservations is Thursday, January 10, 2019.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a refund if your plans change. Refunds will only be issued if a request is emailed on or before Thursday, January 10, 2019.
- Member Admission$40$400$0
- Member + Guest Admission$80$800$0
- Guest Admission$40$400$0