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Healing the Legacy of War in Southeast Asia

New-York Historical Society
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Join us for this special afternoon exploring the still-pressing issue of unexploded bombs in Laos and Southeast Asia with Legacies of War. Families will learn about the history of the bombing campaigns during the Vietnam War, the impact on Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, and how to advocate for the safe removal of bombs today. In 2005, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared that April 4th of each year would henceforth be observed as #InternationalMineAwarenessDay, a day to bring attention to the needs of people, including children and families, affected by the detonation and threat of detonation of these explosive hazards.

In observance of this day and as a part of our special exhibition programming for "The Vietnam War: 1945-1975," we're proud to partner with Legacies of War to raise awareness of the Vietnam War-era bombing and advocating for the clearance of unexploded bombs. The presentation will be led by Channapha Khamvongsa and Titus Peachey, Executive Director and Board Chair respectively of Legacies of War. Their presentation will be followed by a Q&A session for kids and their adults.

Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for ages 10 and up
Presented in partnership with Legacies of War