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Mai Lor

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Mai Lor (she/her)

Hmong American

From 1964 to 1973, the U.S. dropped more than two million tons of ordnance on Laos during 580,000 bombing missions—equal to a planeload of bombs every 8 minutes, 24-hours a day, for 9 years—making Laos the most heavily bombed country per capita in history. In this video, Mai Lor talks about how the Secret War in Laos started her family’s journey as refugees that brought them to the U.S. when her aunt sponsored their visas, and how this experience motivates her to serve her community.

Video produced by: Anita Kwan, Creative Director, Reel Hoot Productions, LLC

Story collecting support provided by:
Joon-Li Kim



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