ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot Are Hosting a Forum on Agent Orange Tomorrow

The free event takes place at the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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.