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Embracing your origin story, healing generation trauma and using social media to make a career pivot and land your dream job with Danae Hendrickson
Apr 4, 2023
Many of us experience generational trauma and mental health issues, and they impact our life and career choices.
By Samorn Selim, Career Unicorn
'I don't want it to happen again': Don't send cluster bombs to Ukraine. Just look at Laos.
Mar 18, 2023
In my birth country, since the last bomb was dropped 50 years ago, only 1% of the contaminated area has been cleared, posing danger to children walking to school and farmers working their land.
By Sera Koulabdara, USA Today
"Sera is the first Lao-American to be elected to lead the ban on cluster munitions and landmines"
Jan 23, 2023
Ms. Sera Koulabdara, the head of the Legacies Of War, was recently elected as the Chair of the USCBL-CMC (US Campaign to Ban Landmines-Cluster Munition Coalition)
By Buasawan Simmala, VOA News
I dropped cluster bombs on Laos in US 'secret war.' Ukraine shouldn't want this nightmare.
Apr 4, 2023
All that was accomplished by using these inhumane weapons was to leave a trail of destruction that remains to this day, and a deep sense of regret for U.S. veterans like myself.
By Mike Burton, USA Today
"50 years later, peace treaty that was supposed to end Vietnam War still haunts my family"
Jan 21, 2023
My father's fellow pilots were shot down a week after the Paris Peace Accords were signed 50 years ago. The crash fed his post-traumatic stress disorder and survivor's guilt endlessly.
By Heather Atherton, USA Today
Can Cluster Bombs Show Us How To Stop a Nuclear War?
Feb 6, 2023
Despite being banned, anti-personnel landmines and unexploded submunitions still litter fields from Bosnia to Bangladesh. And they’re even being used in Ukraine. Does that mean the treaties that ban their use aren’t working? Experts say the story isn’t so simple.
By Laicie Heeley, Things That Go Boom
“After War, A New Legacy of Peace in Laos”
Sep 7, 2016
When I was 6 years old, my family fled Laos, a country in Southeast Asia the size of Minnesota. As refugees welcomed by the United States, my parents’ wish for their children was to not look back, but to take every opportunity provided in our new homeland to live a happy, fulfilled life .
By Channapha Khamvongsa, The Medium
“The Fight to Demine Laos”
May 11, 2017
While imagery of the “American War” in Vietnam was being blasted across newspaper front pages, radio stations, and televisions in the U.S., the Nixon administration and the CIA were secretly showering its neighbors, the small, land-locked Laos, and Cambodia, with millions of bombs...
By Claire Knox, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown