Press

February 7, 2022

US Lifts Visa Sanctions on Laos

A joint statement between the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) and LANA on the visa sanctions on Laos.

May 24, 2021

In Their Words: Celebrating but not feeling celebrated, during APAHM

LANA's Chair Vimala Phongsavanh is highlighted during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) by The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

March 15, 2021

Power Station with Vimala Phongsavanh

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.

January 7th, 2021

Message From Our Chairman: Chaos in the Capitol

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.

December 9, 2020

LANA Fellowship Announcement

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.

June 9, 2020

Love Letter to our Hmong and Lao Communities

Read our joint Love Letter to our Hmong and Lao Communities with other Lao American organizations.

May 22, 2020

APAHM and The Erasure of Laotian America

Read Vimala Phongsavanh's thought piece in Little Laos on the Prairie on APAHM and The Erasure of Laotian America.

March 4, 2020

Largest U.S. refugee group struggling with poverty 45 years after resettlement (NBC Asian 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.