TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10 AT 7PM: A Presentation by Jim Harris
The Vietnam War ended over forty years ago, but that distant conflict still impacts the lives of millions of people in both Asia and America. In 2013 Jim and Marty Harris founded the nonprofit organization We Help War Victims, Inc., to assist refugee families in America and victims of war still living in Southeast Asia.
For the past ten years Jim has led a team of skilled technicians who advance rural development projects by clearing Lao villages of landmines, cluster bombs and other ordnance left from the Vietnam War. (Since the war ended, more than 20,000 Lao citizens have been killed or injured by old unexploded ordnance.)
Jim Harris is a retired school administrator and his wife, Marty, is a retired classroom teacher, from Mosinee, Wisconsin. Their nonprofit organization supports families in Laos by providing library books, medical supplies, and surgery for children with birth defects, and prosthetics for amputees.
Hear how Jim works on behalf of Hmong and Lao refugee people in America and how his team of dedicated deminers assists villagers in Laos who must live on land contaminated with explosive remnants of war.
Jim will be sharing his experiences dealing with the aftermath of war on Tuesday evening, Nov. 10th, at 7:00pm at Peace U.C.C. in Duluth, MN. There will be a display of artifacts from his work in Laos, as well as photos and video illustrating his talk. This event is sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 80 in Duluth/Superior, as well as Grandmothers for Peace, and the Acting for Justice Hub of Peace UCC.