Past Events


November 22 - December 4, 2010
Vietnamese Agent Orange Leaders Visit U.S.

Dec. 9, 2010, Hanoi, Vietnam: Report Back from Trip to U.S.
The US Government should be responsible for assisting and compensating Agent Orange victims, said senior lieutenant-general Nguyen Van Rinh, Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA). General Rinh, who has concluded a visit to the U.S., emphasized this at a press briefing. Read more»

Monday, November 22, 2010
VAVA delegation in San FranciscoSan Francisco and San Jose Chapters of Veterans for Peace, VAORRC Welcome VAVA to California
VAVA arrived from Vietnam and members of the spoke at a reception at the Veterans War Memorial Building. Read more»

Vietnam Ass'n for Victims of Agent Orange (VAVA)
Mr. Rihn Mrs. Nhut Mr. Minh Y

This delegation of leaders from the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) will be visiting the U.S. from November 22 - December 4, 2010. VAVA is by far the largest organization of people affected by Agent Orange in Vietnam and doing amazing work. Come meet these amazing Vietnamese leaders! Read more»



November 11, 2010
Remembering All Victims of Agent Orange and War on Veteran's Day

VFP contingent visits VietnamVeterans from the Spanish Civil War through Afghanistan, Agent Orange advocates, politicans and supporters march with large Veterans for Peace contingents on Veteran's Day (Armistice Day). See more photos»
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Friday  August 27, 2010
Veterans for Peace Conference, Portland, ME
Workshop: Agent Orange: The Endgame.   Presented by VFP/ VAORRC members: Paul Cox & Susan Schnall
Read more»   Watch the video of the workshop»

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
International Agent Orange Day

Agent Orange Day marks the day the US began spraying the Agent Orange in Vietnam. Read more»

August 8, 2010

Art Benefit for Int'l Agent Orange Day by VAVA
August 8, 2010 Int'l Agent Orange Day, Vietnam The sixth “Justice and Heart” art programme was held in Hanoi on August 8, 2010 in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan, National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong, and Permanent Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh. Read more»

July 15, 2010
Third Hearing on Agent Orange in Vietnam: Recent Developments in Remediation
Rayburn House Office Building
VAVA (Vietnam Assocation of Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin) testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommitte on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment. This was the first time a victim of Agent Orange had spoken to Congress. The victim, the well-received Ms. Tran Thi Hoan, received a lot of attention»

Dr. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong
Doctor, Professor, Researcher
Biography» (3 pages, PDF)
Testimony» (5 pages, PDF)

Ms. Tran Thi Hoan
Agent Orange Victim, Student
Biography» (1 page, PDF)
Testimony» (3 pages, PDF)


Delegation meeting with Cong. Al Frankin
Delegation visiting Cong. Al Franken, MN
Written testimony submitted by Susan Schnall and Merle Ratner for VAORRC. Read more»

Ms. Tran Thi Hoan testifying before Congress
Watch newscast of her and Dr. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong shown on DC news (3 min.).

Weds. June 23, 2010
U.S. Social Forum at Wayne County Community College

We presented a panal entited "Beyond 35 Years: Challenges and Opportunities in Organizing in the Vietnamese Community." Report back soon»

April/May 2010
5th Agent Orange Justice Tour
We brought prominent victims and spokespeople from Vietnam to Los Angeles, Washington State, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Washington DC and other cities.
Pham The Minh and Nguyen Thi Hien told their personal stories and about the legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam.

Pham The Minh

Pham The Minh

Nguyen Thi Hien

April 19, 2010
Run for Your Life!

VAORRC and activists protest Dow

VAORRC and Veterans for Peace along with hundreds of activists protest at the Dow-sponsored "Run for Water" at Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Dozens of activists from the Yes Men dressed as Dow representatives and added to the Dow-truth-telling.
See video and read more»


March 30, 2010
U.S. Vets Return to 'Nam: Pledge justice for victims of Agent Orange

Veterans for Peace logoA fact-finding delegation of US veteran leaders, all members of Veterans for Peace, are in Vietnam to survey the lingering effects of dioxin-laced herbicides like Agent Orange sprayed by U.S. forces during the Vietnam War on the people, animals and environment of Vietnam. The delegation will be hosted by Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA). Read their 3/30/10 article» (by Mike Ferner)