My name is Manixia Thor, and I am from Laos. The U.S. secretly bombed my country for nearly a decade. Millions of bombs remain that kill and injure ~100 people a year. I lead an all-women's bomb clearance team and I'm also a mother. AMAA
I am traveling across the United States with Legacies of War on a speakers tour called Voices from Laos.
See our web site here.
On the tour we will be discussing how approximately 100 Laotians a year are still injured and killed by ordnance left over from the secret bombings that ended 40 years ago this week, and raising awareness about the need for more funding for bomb clearance as well as assisting bomb accident survivors.
I am traveling with my friend and bomb survivor Thoummy Silamphan who may do his own AMA at another time.
Come see us on tour:
April 3: Launch Reception, New York, New York
April 4: United Nations Headquarters, New York, New York
April 6: Fresno, California
April 7: Berkeley, California
April 8: Merced, California
April 9: Palo Alto, California
April 11: Sacramento, California
April 12: Portland, Oregon
April 16: Seattle, Washington
April 20: Madison, Wisconsin
April 21 & 22: Minneapolis, Minnesota
April 25: Harrisonburg, Virginia
April 30: Washington, DC
Proof here: http://imgur.com/OW4NRC2
I am participating in this AMA via an interpreter.
Wow. So many questions. We have run out of time and can't get to them all, but thank you! Come out and see the tour! Our tour dates are here: http://legaciesofwar.org/voices/events/