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2008 Justice Tour

Vietnamese Women Agent OrangeVictims
visiting10 U.S. cities
September 28 - November 1 2008

Biographies of the Delegation

Co-sponsored by
Veterans For Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, National Lawyers Guild &
United For Peace & Justice

2008 Justice Tour
Vietnamese Women Agent Orange Victims Visiting 10 US Cities, Sept 28–Nov 1, 2008

Veterans For Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War,
National Lawyers Guild & United For Peace & Justice

Press conference at the Supreme Court, Oct. 6 2008
Tour 08 Supreme Court
The International Corporate Campaign begins!
Dow and Monsanto: Do the right thing -
Compensate Vietnam's Agent Orange Victims!

The first day in New York City...
Women's Delegation from Vietnam

red dot Our budget is $41,600 for the 2008 Justice Tour visiting 10 cities thoughout the U.S. So far we have raised $34,186.61 (as of 12/31/2008). Your donation is tax deductible, please donate today!

Important documents (in Acrobat pdf):
red dotAPHA and VFP policies on Agent Orange
red dotBiographies of Mrs. Dang Hong Nhut and Ms. Tran Thi Hoan
red dotInternational Corporate Campaign against Dow and Monsanto
red dotSample Agent Orange resolution for organizations.
red dotSample postcard for Congress and Sample 2 postcards for Congress on one 8.5x11" paper.

red dot Brief tour schedules for the delegation: red dot 9/28 - 10/5: New York City red dot 10/6 - 10/8: Washington DC red dot10/9 - 10/12: Birmingham AL: red dot10/12 - 10/14: Pittsburgh PA, United Electrical workers (10/13, 8am), Reconciliation & Healing: Remembering Vietnam, La Roche College (2 events, 10/14), contact us red dot10/15 - 10/18: Detroit MI, National Lawyers Guild, Law for the People Convention: 2 AO workshops, meeting with Rep. Conyers, dinner with VFP/VVAW (10/17) red dot 10/19 - 10/21: Chicago IL, Chicago Public Radio Worldview (10/20, 9am), Roosevelt University (10/20), Hull House, U of Illinois at Chicago red dot10/22 - 10/25: Portland & Eugene OR, 175 Knight Law School, 10/22 7pm (Eugene, contact: Multicultural Center, Survival Center, Womens
Center, Esq., Veterans For Peace Eugene Chapter 929, CALC Community Alliance for Lance County, UO Survival Center). Lane College, Asian American Studies (10/23 4pm), KBOO (Portland), 10/24, Multnomah Friends Meeting House, 4312 S.E. Stark St, 7pm (Portland), contact us red dot10/26 - 10/28: Los Angeles CA, lunch event at Balch Auditorium, Scripps College (Asian American Student Union, Asian American Resource Center, Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE), Pacific Basin Institute, the Intercollegiate Dept of Asian American Studies, and the Motley Coffeehouse), contact us red dot10/28 - 10/31: Bay Area CA red dot

November 1, 2008
Parting at the San Francisco International Airport with friends in the VFP 69
Saying Goodbye

October 30, 2008
SF AO ProclamationSan Francisco Proclamation declares October 30, 2008 as the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange Day. Full view of the Proclamation .

Public event at the Veterans Bldg with Rep. Filner (7:00 pm, Rm 223, 401 Van Ness at Golden Gate, San Francisco), and dinner with Rep. Bob Filner.

Bob Filner

SFSU Asian Studies, 4:00 pm

October 29, 2008
The House of Representatives of United Teachers Los Angeles, the union representing 48,000 teachers and health and human service professionals in the second largest school district in the country, passed an Agent Orange resolution at its meeting on October 29.

Glaser Center (7:00 pm 547 Mendocino Ave. at 10th St, Santa Rosa)

October 28, 2008
Steve Dzung Pham on The Pioneer, November 6 2008, with a circulation of 11,000: "Victims of Agent Orange in the East Bay" at CSU East Bay.

Laney College (4:00 pm, Oakland)
Laney students
and students activity outdoors
laney college

October 27, 2008
Public event by UCLA Downtown Labor Center, Strategy Center (675 S Parkview St, LA, 10/27, 6-8pm),
UCLA Labor Center

Gabriel San Roman interviews the delegation on KPFK Uprising Radio (listen to mp3 link, 10/27 9:50 am)

October 26, 2008
Reception of the Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (10/26, 7-9pm, contact Ana Mascareñas)

Cocktail reception by CHEER (10/26, 4-7pm, contact Amanda Steiman)


Cocktail Reception for the "Agent Orange Delegation" from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

CHEER FOR VIETNAM invites you to join us to meet
the Agent Orange Delegation
sponsored by VAORRC, Veterans for Peace,
Vietnam Veterans Against the War,
and the National Lawyers Guild.

Light cocktails & hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Silent auction will close at 6:00pm.
A donation of $35 per person is suggested.

Invitation only. Contact Amanda at asteiman92@att.net

Sunday, October 26th, 2008, 4pm - 7pm
at the home of Chris and Dan Turner
Santa Monica

Interviewed with Doris Rashid at the Arlington West, the Veterans For Peace Memorial Field, Santa Monica Pier. Mubarak Rashid just died on 10/21 from Agent Orange illnesses.
Arlington West

October 20, 2008
Interview by Chicago Public Radio
at Chicago NPR

October 19, 2008
With Vietnam Veterans Against the War
with VVAW

October 18, 2008
Visiting Grace Lee Boggs at her home
Grace Bogg

At the Detroit Institute of Arts, Riviera Court, North Wall
Riviera Court

October 17, 2008
Tran Thi Hoan meeting with Rep. Conyer, Detroit, MI.
Hoan with Conyer
Group picture with Rep. Conyer.
Hoan with Conyer

October 14, 2008
Reconciliation & Healing: Remembering Vietnam, La Roche College
Vietnam event
and Dang Hong Nhut and her story
Nhut story
and more pictures by John Grant.

October 9-12, 2008
Birmingham AL: Beloved Community Church, Pastors for Peace (10/9, 6:00 pm), reception and talk at Green Cup Books (10/10, 6:30pm)
DC celebration
press conference, visiting Civil Rights Museum, and meetings with lawyers (10/11), United Fellowship Breakfast Forum (10/12, 7:30am)

October 8, 2008
Celebration and memorable moments
DC celebration
and Tran Thi Hoan missed Vietnamese bánh mì
banh mi
Mike offered two of his many medals for his outstanding service in Vietnam to Mme Nhut and Ms. Hoan
three friends RVN Gallantry Cross gallantry
Vietnam Campaign Medal

Meeting with Michael Martin and Mark Manyin, Congressional Research Service

Meeting with Jenny Wing, Aide to Senator Tom Harkin
Harkin Office

Democracy Now! logo 08:45 am: Interview by Democracy Now! at Liveshots DC. Aired on December 4, 2008. Hear and read the interviews at Democracy Now! Dec. 4.

October 7, 2008
Visiting the Office of Rep. Conyers with Dan Moore... and visiting the Office of Rep. Faleomavega.
Dan Moore

Meeting with Sharon Schutze of Rep. Bob Filner

Meeting with Nisha Desai Biswal and Craig Higgins Covers, State, Foreign Operations Subcommittee, Committee on Appropriations

George Washington University lunch, hosted by Prof. Linda Yarr

Meeting with Frank Januzzi, staff Senate Foreign Relations Committee
at Senator Boxer Office

October 6, 2008
Meeting with Ann Norris, Senior Foreign Policy & Defense Advisor, Senator Barbara Boxer
at Senator Boxer Office

Interview with NBC at the DC National Mall...
with NBC

Tran Thi Hoan spoke out at the press conference with Jonathan Moore, Merle Ratner (VAORRC), Mme. Dang Hong Nhut, Ellen Barfield (VFP National Board), Mike Marceau (VFP DC) and Dinh Thi Minh Huyen, ...
Hoan spoke
Announcement of the Dow and Monsanto International Corporate Campaign...
the delegation

October 5, 2008
After Sunday's mass at St. Mary
With the host and pastor

Tran Thi Hoan with the pastor.
With the host and pastor

October 4, 2008
Tran Thi Hoan and the delegation at a film studio in Brooklyn,
Haon at a film studio

Public event at the Musician's Union Local 802 (322 West 48th St. Manhattan).
Merlle and Frank

Merlle and Frank

CAAAV-YLP Fan Dance.
Another view
Credit Tran Thi Hoan.

Keynotes of the event.

October 3, 2008
Meeting with Chief of Staff of Rep. Jose Serrano & Marian Feinberg (For a Better Bronx),

Meeting with the Dominican Community (2005 Amsterdam Ave. Thanks, Radhames Morales) and Ambassador Bui The Giang. Read Abrazos Oct. 8.

October 2, 2008
Talk at Columbia University Law School, organized by National Lawyers Guild Chapter



October 1, 2008
Meeting with lawyers of the Agent Orange lawsuit, Jonathan Moore, Dean Kokkoris at the home of Frank and Jeanne Mirer
Lawsuit lawyers

September 30, 2008
Meeting with New York organizers at Community Resource Exchange NYC (thanks, Dawn Reel)
NY Organizers

September 29, 2008
Meeting with Fenton Communications

September 28, 2008
Bayoom and Victor of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance (thank you, Bhairavi) picked up the Women's delegation
Hoan at 7   NYTWA

Ambassador Bui The Giang and the Mission greeted the Women's Delegation, read VNA report on VietnamNet, Tuoi Tre, Government News, ...

Tran Thi Hoan on Tuoi tre 9/25Hoan on Tuoi tre

red dot The Delegation: Both women are Agent Orange victims. See biographies.

Ms. Tran Thi HoanMs. TRẦN THỊ HOAN (age 21), was born on December 16, 1986 in Đức Linh district of Bình Thuận province in Central Vietnam. She is a second generation victim of Agent Orange. Her mother was exposed to Agent Orange as a result of the war. She was born without two legs and one hand is seriously atrophied.

From the time she was12 years old, Hoan has lived in Peace Village II, the Agent Orange center at Từ Dũ Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City.
Hoan is now a college student in computer science in Ho Chi Minh City and is fluent in English. This is her first visit to the U.S. See video with Hoan.

Mrs. Dang Thi Hong NhutMrs. ĐẶNG HỒNG NHỰT was born on December 12, 1936, married in 1959 and gave birth to a healthy son in 1960.
Between 1961 and 1966 she joined the resistance forces in the Southeastern region of Vietnam (included Tây Ninh, Bình Dương, Củ Chi), which was heavily sprayed with Agent Orange. She was directly exposed to Agent Orange and suffered from skin rashes and diarrhea. Between 1966 and 1972 she was arrested and imprisoned by the US-supported government.
In 1973 and again in 1975 Ms. Nhut suffered miscarriages early in her pregnancy. In 1975, she again suffered a miscarriage. In 1977, she gave birth to a congenitally deformed still-born child. In 1980, she had another miscarriage. In 2002, she had surgery to remove an intestinal tumor. In 2003, she underwent another operation to remove a tumor from her thyroid. She now has cancer.

Ms. Nhut’s husband was a resistance fighter in the same region between 1960 and 1975 and was also exposed to Agent Orange. He was later diagnosed with intestinal cancer, metastasizing to the lung and the liver. He died in May, 1999. See PVN video about Mrs. Nhut.

Dinh Thi Minh HuyenLastly, Ms. ĐINH THỊ MINH HUYỀN is accompanying as an Interpreter. Ms. Huyen is from the Vietnam Peace & Development Foundation and Vietnam Association for Protection of Children’s Rights.


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"Hold the date" flyer | MS Word | PDF
Delegation bio | PDF
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