CHÂU, BEYOND THE LINES

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In the spring of 2016, we addressed the issue of Agent Orange dioxins and the on-going damage to Viet Nam’s environment and people from multiple perspectives, “The Legacies of Agent Orange and Viet Nam’s Renewal.” At the event, there was the screening of the 2015 Academy nominated short documentary, Chau Beyond the Lines, with director Courtney Marsh. Alongside her there were three other amazing individuals, including: Vance Fong, who has been working for over 15 years on the effects of Agent Orange as well as clean-up of the dioxins for the USEPA; Professor Fraser Shilling who had a hand in the research and restoration of the contaminated lands in Viet Nam; and US Veteran and activist, Paul Cox, the author of the Victims of Agent Orange Relief Act of 2015, for the many men, women, and children who live with the affects of Agent Orange today. Over 100 students, faculty, and staff attended this deeply affecting and enlightening event.

 

Co-sponsors: The Cross Cultural Center, Division of Student Affairs, Circle K, Department of Asian American Studies, School of Agriculture, Global Affairs, College of Agriculture and Environmental Science, Department of Anthropology, Department of History, Humanities Program, the University Honors Program, Department of Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies.