The Vietnam War may have ended over four decades ago, but the effects of Agent Orange, an herbicide employed as a tool of war during the conflict, may persist to this day–for those who had direct contact, and for their offspring.
This is the premise of a forum ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot are putting together tomorrow called, A Toxic Legacy: Has Agent Orange Hurt the Children of Vietnam Vets? that will explore the question of Agent Orange’s multigenerational effects.
It starts with a 9:30 a.m. ET breakfast at the Barbara Jordan Conference Center of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (1330 G Street NW) and continues with a panel discussion moderated by ProPublica senior reporter Charles Ornstein.
The most powerful portion of the forum, however, is likely to be what follows: a recording session in which vets and their children will be able to tell their own story, in their own words.
You can register for the free event here.