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New York MAG Surviving the Peace Premiere
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Watch a Movie & Save a Life with MAG
NYC Premiere of Surviving the Peace, Produced in collaboration with the award-winning studio, Media Storm
Did you know that for NINE YEARS during the Vietnam Conflict, every 8 minutes a load of bombs was dropped on Laos?
On October 23, 2012, through our film, Surviving the Peace, learn about the history of this damaged country and the continuing legacy this country faces as a result. People are forced to live in poverty because they can't farm enough of their land for fear of dying, but they do put themselves in danger and farm just enough to avoid starvation. As global citizens please help us put a stop to this terror. Help this country, and other like it, finally move on from the wars that haunt them.
This evening will educate you through the film, but also inspire you with the tastes and sounds of the Laos culture. A cocktail reception, raffle, and silent auction will follow the screening.
MAG currently works in 15 countries removing landmines and unexploded ordnance from countries recovering from conflict. Our work is the first step in the development process, clearing land so that communities can farm their land, or build schools or hospitals, or create irrigation systems. Learn more about MAG's work at www.magamerica.org. A portion of all fees is tax deductible.
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