Legacies of War uses art, culture, education, and community organizing around events (virtually and in person) to bring people together and create healing and transformation out of the wreckage of war. Throughout the year, we engage audiences in panel discussions, creative convening, and programming centered around history, healing, and hope.
50th Year Forget Me Not Tour
It is a critical and emotional year here at Legacies.
2023 marks a critical year for Legacies of War’s mission as it is the 50th year since the last American bombs were dropped on Laos (August 14th, 1973) as well as the 50th year since the signing of the Paris Peace Accords (January 27th, 1973).
This is an homage to all the lives that were lost during the war, the current victims of UXO/landmine accidents, and future victims of UXO accidents if we do not find and remove these indiscriminate weapons first. This is our way of showing the promise that we will never forget them and continue our fight for funding and education of the history and resolve the current problems.
We think the flower is fitting as it symbolizes love, respect and the promise that the recipient of the flower will always be remembered.
We will work with each community to craft an event that will resonate best with the local partner organization. Legacies of War will provide access to a selection of experts on our board and partners that can speak about initiatives and relevant issues that compliments our work.
UPCOMING TOUR STOPS
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August - Laos
September 17th - '20th International Day of Peace', Bellingham, WA
November - Napa Valley, California
November - Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
December - Laos
Let's hit the road!
Want to host us in your city?
It’s been 10 years since our last multi-city tour where we hosted educational events, advocacy workshops, and convened with hundreds of supporters across the country.
We're looking for enthusiastic community partners who are interested in hosting an event in support of our work and sharing it with more communities around the world!
Here's what can help bring us out to your city:
Cover of flight costs
Cover of hotel costs
We look forward to touring with you!
Let us know by submitting a request here TODAY!
Upcoming and Past Events
- RSVP ClosedThu, Sep 07DaytonSep 07, 7:00 PM – Sep 08, 3:00 PMDayton, 10 N Ludlow St, Dayton, OH 45402, USASep 07, 7:00 PM – Sep 08, 3:00 PMDayton, 10 N Ludlow St, Dayton, OH 45402, USAUniversity of Dayton human rights studies students working with Legacies of War helped create an exhibit at Dayton's International Peace Museum showing the legacy of cluster bombs in Laos, which also could be a foreshadowing for Ukraine.
- RSVP ClosedFri, Mar 31IRCO Sokhom Tauch Community CenterMar 31, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PMIRCO Sokhom Tauch Community Center, 10323 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97220, USAMar 31, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PMIRCO Sokhom Tauch Community Center, 10323 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97220, USAWhat does one of the most heavily bombed lands look like after 50 years? How does it continue to impact lives today? Along with our partners IRCO and Mines Advisory Group, we are proud to feature Dr. Erin Lin as she presents: Scarred Land: Cambodian Life After American Bombing
- RSVP ClosedFri, Jun 24Khao Niew Lao Street FoodJun 24, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDTKhao Niew Lao Street Food , 4579 NE Cully Blvd, Portland, OR 97218, USAJun 24, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDTKhao Niew Lao Street Food , 4579 NE Cully Blvd, Portland, OR 97218, USAJoin Legacies of War at Khao Niew Lao Street Food in Portland, Oregon for a one-night-only fundraiser dinner! All funds received go to furthering Legacies's important work of advocacy and education surrounding the removal of the unexploded bombs remaining from the American Secret War in Laos.
- RSVP ClosedWed, Jun 22IRCO Sokhom Tauch Community CenterJun 22, 2022, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PMIRCO Sokhom Tauch Community Center, 10323 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97220, USAJun 22, 2022, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PMIRCO Sokhom Tauch Community Center, 10323 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97220, USAHello Portland, Oregon! Legacies of War, Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), and Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) are coming together on June 22, 2022 to bring you a series of three workshops aimed at educating the community about the American Secret War in Laos.