The 5th U.S. Agent Orange Justice Tour
April 14 – May 16, 2010
Coming to Los Angeles, Washington State, Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Washington DC, San Francisco
Join Pham The Minh and Nguyen Thi Hien, direct from Vietnam! Hear their personal stories & learn about the legacy of Agent Orange!
Today, millions of Vietnamese suffer the effects of chemical defoliants used by the United States during the Vietnam War. Agent Orange, which contains dioxin (the deadliest substance known to science), continues to cause death and sickness to millions of Vietnamese and many U.S. veterans.
More than thirty years after the war, Agent Orange remains in areas of the land and water of Vietnam, and in the bodies of those directly exposed, causing horrific birth defects to several generations of children.
Now momentum is building to achieve justice for these victims of Agent Orange! The 5th Agent Orange Justice Tour will focus national attention on grass roots and legislative efforts to achieve comprehensive assistance to the victimsin Vietnam and to the offspring of U.S. veterans exposed to Agent Orange as well as to Vietnamese Americans affected.
Come hear the victims’ stories and find out what you can do! Hosted by the Vietnam Agent Orange Responsibility and Relief Campaign.
PHAM THE MINH, whose parents were exposed to Agent Orange in Quang Tri Province where the sprayings were most intensive, was born after the war with deformed lower limbs and other health problems. Minh’s whole family—from his younger sister who suffers congenital heart and lung disease to his parents who were directly sprayed—has faced countless hardships because of their medical conditions.
Minh, now age 33, has emerged an important voice in the campaign for justice. This past May, 2009, he traveled to Paris where he testified at an International Tribunal in Support of Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange.
NGUYEN THI HIEN, a dynamic leader and Member of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) and President of the Danang VAVA. Danang is one of sites of the hot spots where dioxin from Agent Orange remains in the water and soil, continuing to poison the land and people. VAVA is the only organization serving, representing and advocating for Vietnam’s Agent Orange victims. She was formerly the Director of the Social Affairs Department of the Danang Red Cross.