February 25, 2011

Addressing the Legacy of Agent Orange in Viet Nam

Where: The Commonwealth Club of San Francisco. 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, 94105.

When: Friday February 25, 2011. 12:00 PM

Cost: Free for Commenwealth Club Members. $20.00 Non-members

Special guest speakers:

Bob Edgar, President & CEO, Common Cause

Charles R. Bailey, Director, Ford Foundation Special Initiative on Agent Orange/Dioxin.

Wars don't end when the guns fall silent. Thirty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War the legacy of Agent Orange/dioxin contaminated soils has placed a heavy burden of disability on people in Vietnam as well as on American veterans, and continues to be a challenge. Recent progress however has created a window of opportunity for the U.S. to intensify its effort in a shared commitment to reduce the public health impact in Vietnam. Drawing on extensive experience in today's Vietnam the speakers will show how this is a humanitarian concern we can do something about.