Make Agent Orange History

Agent Orange Record and the War Legacies Project are part of a Ford Foundation collaborative effort to raise awareness of the long-term effects of Agent Orange/Dioxin in Vietnam, highlight solutions to the problem and connect people with opportunities to get involved. Together and with other organizations and individuals we are working to Make Agent Orange History. 

 

Our other partners in this effort include:

Active Voice is home to the Make Agent Orange History campaign.  Their team of strategic communication specialists works with media makers, funders, advocates and thought leaders to put a human face on public policy and social issues.

The Aspen Institute's Advocacy and Exchange Program on Agent Orange/Dioxin is a multi-year project to help Americans and Vietnamese address the continuing health and environmental impacts of herbicides sprayed in Vietnam during the war. The Program promotes dialogue within the US policy community, and between the United States and Vietnam.

The Communication Consortium Media Center coordinates the Agent Orange Information Initiative, an effort to raise the awareness and engagement of key US groups in a humanitarian plan of action to address the legacy of the herbicide Agent Orange in Vietnam.

The Ford Foundation Special Initiative on Agent Orange/Dioxin has, since 2001, supported efforts to respond to the legacy of Agent Orange and dioxin. Ford grantees are reducing danger to at-risk communities through dioxin containment and public health measures, increasing awareness in the US around these issue and providing services and support to restore the environment in Vietnam.

VIET2010, a project of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, engages the Vietnamese-American community in an collaborative information and advocacy initiative on the Agent Orange legacy. VIET2010 sent a group of Vietnamese - American fellows to volunteer at organizations in Vietnam providing services to children with disabilities. The fellows sent blogs home about their experience.

The Renaissance Journalism Center at San Francisco State University Department of Journalism coordinates the  Vietnam Reporting Project that strives to raise public awareness, spark national conversation and stimulate problem solving on the legacy of the war in Vietnam through the dissemination of quality, in-depth journalism content across multiple media platforms.

"Life is Beautiful" is an international media campaign to raise awareness about the current issues faced by people with disabilities in Vietnam, to raise funds to support programs that provide services to more than 1 million poor people with disabilities in Vietnam, and to foster a more positive attitude towards people with disabilities. The Campaign was launched in 2009  by Vietnam Television in partnership with the Viet Nam Red Cross and the East Meets West Foundation.