Bringing together Lao Americans in continuing their cultural legacy through storytelling and the arts. Take off your shoes and join us.

 

The trauma of war isn't easy to talk about, but in hiding it, that history becomes forgotten, misunderstood. For future generations, this turns into questions about their identities, not knowing what to ask and whom to seek those answers from.

We believe the arts is that link to initiating dialogue.

Our story

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It started with one Lao artist meeting another Lao artist. Then another, and another, until we realized we were all telling similar stories. Although that work has been recognized in the arts world and has reflected our culture and community, it did not actively seek to engage the very people who inspired it. Until now.

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Their Story

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As we celebrate Lao New Year, the LITH Volunteer Team has a few words of Lao 101 they'd like to share. How well do you know your basic phrases? See if you get as many as as we did. And if you don't know any, that's okay too - just make it your LNY resolution!

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Your Story

We'd like to hear from you! Our online submissions page page is where stories live. We're looking for anything and everything - all stories are welcomed. Just send a picture with as few or many words to describe who, when, where and what's happening. If you're not sure, feel free to get in touch with us and we'll help you out.

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