Agent Orange in Vietnam: an Unfinished War

vietnam-terracesA talk and power-point presentation by Pat Hynes, retired Professor of Environmental Health and current director of Traprock Center for Peace and Justice

Friday November 21st 7pm Wendell Library

Pat Hynes recently visited Vietnam to explore the ongoing impacts of Agent Orange, used by the United States during the Vietnam War, resulted in an estimated 400,000 deaths and disabilities and a half million children born with birth defects across 3 generations.

Among other places, she visited facilities, built by American and Vietnamese war veterans, where Agent Orange victims live and receive rehabilitation, and she viewed US-Vietnam collaboration projects to clean up Agent Orange-dioxin sites at former US air bases. Pat will also discuss the movement for U.S. government compensation for Agent Orange victims and environmental contamination in Vietnam.

The Traprock Center for Peace and Justice has created the Vietnam Peace Village Fund, with the goal of raising $10,000 to support 25 annual scholarships for child victims of Agent Orange.