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Lao-Diaspora-of-the-Week: Channapha Khamvongsa

LLOTP continues our brief feature series, introducing you to the creatives and organizers of the Lao American Writers Summit 2016. Meet Channapha Khamvongsa, the Lao American trailblazer leading Legacies of War, an organization addressing the UXO issue in Laos. She is one of the keynote speakers at the Lao American Writers Summit, this May 27-28, 2016.

Who are you?

I was born in Vientiane, raised in the U.S. and travel in between many worlds. I lead Legacies of War and follow all good things to eat and cook.

Describe in detail your favorite Lao dish.

I like pun because I like to (w)rap while I eat.

When you tell someone your ethnic background, what’s their first reaction?

Where is that…usually followed by…is that a city in a country that is NEVER Laos.

In three words, why people should attend the Lao American Writers Summit in San Diego?

Seek inspiration? Mahder.

Learn more about Channapha’s work at
Meet Channapha and other community builders at the next
Lao American Writers Summit, this May 27-28, 2016. Seats are limited, register here.


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