America is at its best when it responds to humanitarian concerns and works to promote hope and dignity among people in need. We all have an opportunity to do this in Vietnam today and close wounds from the past.
Thirty-five years after the war, harmful effects of Agent Orange/dioxin are still being felt by millions in Vietnam, including children. But this is a humanitarian concern we can do something about. Make Agent Orange History is a collaborative effort to raise awareness of the long-term effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam, highlight solutions to the problem and connect individuals and organizations with opportunities to get involved. With an interactive website, social media campaign and a slew of events occurring nationwide, this effort seeks to generate support for environmental cleanup and humanitarian aid in Vietnam – and, ultimately, provide new hope and greater opportunities for millions of affected children and families.
Opportunities and Objectives
Raise awareness in the U.S. of the long-term effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam.
Reframe this issue in a hopeful, forward-looking light by pointing to solutions to this persistent problem.
Inspire individuals, organizations and institutions to support the US-Vietnam Dialogue Group’s Plan of Action for environmental cleanup and humanitarian aid in Vietnam.
Build an online community of people who share a common interest in ending the legacy of Agent Orange/dioxin in Vietnam.
An interactive website that provides background information, news, action opportunities and multimedia resources about the issue.
A social media campaign that includes activity on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
A series of events in partnership with organizations and universities who want to help make Agent Orange history.
Dissemination of resource materials for groups interested in hosting their own events, including an event planning toolkit, video clips, informational brochures and more.