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Inspiring Cultural Unity and World Peace: Laos
Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
MAG (Mines Advisory Group) America is partnering with Race Man Tell-A-Pictures to host an evening of “Inspiring Cultural Unity and World Peace” on September 29, 2012. This event will highlight the culture and people of Laos with the help of the Lao Heritage Foundation. MAG America works in 15 developing countries across the globe, including the most bombed country in world history, Laos, to remove dangerous landmines and weapons that pose a threat to recovery and economic development.
The ubiquity of these threatening items completely cuts off access to clean water, safe land for farming, and cleared space for schools and hospitals. At this event in September, MAG will screen its new film, Surviving the Peace. The film tells the story of a Laotian family dealing with unexploded ordnance – right in their backyard.
In addition, a screening of the award-winning short film, “The New ‘N’ Word” by Race Man Tell-A-Pictures will help us further address cultural unity and foster understanding among the most important race, the human race. This is the first film by a non-Laotian to feature traditional Lao music.
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MAG (Mines Advisory Group) is an international organization that saves lives and builds futures through the destruction of weapons in conflict-affected countries. Since 1989, MAG has worked in over 35 countries and was a co-laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.MAG’s leading priority is to protect the lives and well-being of the most vulnerable individuals in contaminated areas, by providing risk-education and removing deadly weapons. Equally important, we focus on development by clearing land in affected areas to open access for agriculture, water, schools, hospitals, and roads. By listening to and collaborating with local communities, MAG concentrates on clearing areas that have the largest humanitarian impact that will enable local populations to propel themselves to economic growth. MAG’s goal is to build capacity within the country by creating local leaders who will be the future of humanitarian mine action. MAG America is a 501 (c)(3) organization that raises funds and awareness for MAG’s life-saving work from the American community, which includes individuals, corporations, foundations, and government donors