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A Wise Woman On Your Side

January 1st, 2017 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on A Wise Woman On Your Side

A Wise Woman On Your Side

My purpose is not only to help, but to empower women. There was a time when I considered packing everything up to go volunteer with the Peace Corps. Becoming a lawyer was a practical option because of my family obligations.


Health and Wellness for the New Year

June 16th, 2016 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Health and Wellness for the New Year

Health and Wellness for the New Year

We want to empower people to reduce the health disparities in our community, by promoting a healthier lifestyle through education and engagement in the Lao language.


Matthew Rizzie for Lieutenant Governor

February 28th, 2016 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Matthew Rizzie for Lieutenant Governor

Matthew Rizzie for Lieutenant Governor

We have a moral responsibility to ensure that social programs are available to our most vulnerable citizens, jobs and the opportunity for economic prosperity is accessible to all of our hardworking families, higher education is affordable.


Ambassador Clune’s Optimism for Laos

November 26th, 2015 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Ambassador Clune’s Optimism for Laos

Ambassador Daneil A. Clune and his wife Judy speak to a child in a school that benefits from the World Food Program run McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program (IFEP) in Chom-Ong village, Oudomxay Province


Postcards from the Past

June 30th, 2014 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Postcards from the Past

Postcards from the Past

Postcard images from 19th & 20th century Laos, researched and compiled from various archives. Featuring many ethnic groups and indigenous people.


Help Search for Lao Family

April 14th, 2012 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Help Search for Lao Family

Help Search for Lao Family

I was adopted by an American family when I was approximately 6 months old. No birth record is available. My pediatrician, Dr. Karen Olness, is my adoptive mother. Her husband, Hakon Torjesen, was a diplomat working at the Lao Embassy at the time of my adoption in 1968.


Gifts of Gratitude

November 19th, 2011 by LaoAmericans | Comments Off on Gifts of Gratitude

Gifts of Gratitude

“Now that you have the gift of a school by our kind brothers and sisters in America, it is your responsibility to fill up the classrooms, to get educated so you can get out of poverty. Do not take their gifts for granted. Use it.”


Daraphon Souvanna Phouma Stieglitz, community activist

May 1st, 2009 by Siamphone Louankang | Comments Off on Daraphon Souvanna Phouma Stieglitz, community activist

Daraphon Souvanna Phouma Stieglitz, community activist

Many descendants of King Sisavang Vong left Laos after the monarchy came to an end, several re-establishing their lives in Western Europe and North America. One of his descendants, great-granddaughter Dara Stieglitz, now leads an active life in the Garden State of New Jersey.



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