An op ed on National Voter Registration day from LANA's chair, Vimala Phongsavanh, sharing her experience organizing and witnessing results firsthand.
A joint statement between the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) and LANA on the visa sanctions on Laos.
LANA's Chair Vimala Phongsavanh is highlighted during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) by The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
LANA’s incoming board chair, Vimala Phongsavanh, was featured as a guest on Power Station with Anne Pasmanick, a podcast about change making and discussions with nonprofit leaders about how they build community, advocate for policy change, and make an impact in overlooked and underinvested communities.
For our country to move forward and heal, we will need to root out years of systemic racism, change bad policies that plague our communities, fuel truth and facts over conspiracy theories and hold those accountable who dare challenge our democracy.
LANA is excited to announce the first ever LANA Fellowship, a partnership with the National Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) to increase the capacity of LANA and to strengthen infrastructure in Laotian American communities. The LANA Fellowship is a one-year fellowship with the unique experience of working with two national AAPI organizations to provide program management in the areas of policy and advocacy, community outreach and organizing, and communications.
Read our joint Love Letter to our Hmong and Lao Communities with other Lao American organizations.
Read Vimala Phongsavanh's thought piece in Little Laos on the Prairie on APAHM and The Erasure of Laotian America.
“The narrative that we’re hoping to share with America is that this is a uniquely American community that was created by American forces, and that this is our call for our country to also be responsive and responsible," one nonprofit director said.