Laotian American National Conference

2016 Program

Laotian American National Alliance (LANA)

The Laotian American National Alliance, Inc. (LANA) is the premier resource and advocacy organization in the United States who strives to cultivate the strengths and leadership of all Laotian Americans comprising of the diverse ethnic communities from Hmong, Iu-Mien, Khmu, Lahu, Lao, Tai Lue, Phu Tai, Tai Dam, Tai Phuan and other descendants from Laos who make up the dynamic, collective Laotian American community.

The mission, of the Laotian American National Alliance, Inc. (LANA) as a national organization, is dedicated to advancing the social and economic well-being of Laotian Americans in the United States through civic participation and public policy advocacy. LANA is a full voting member of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)

Our goal as a national organization is to unite, educate, and advocate for social, health, economic, and educational equity for stronger community. LANA fosters cultural preservation.

We hope the Laotian American National Conference which LANA introduced in April 2010 will help strengthen and move our community forward. The purpose of the annual conference is to provide the opportunity and forum for different organizations and all interested individuals to share information and discuss issues in education, advocacy, health, community and national organizing.

Also, the main goal of the conference is to connect the younger generations with the older generations for a relevant discussion about the preservation of culture, tradition and language.

We cannot do it alone; we need your support. Together we can unite, educate, and advocate.

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Kind Regards,

Anasone M. Silivongxay                 Dara Stieglitz                                              
Interim – Executive Director          Interim Chair, Board of Directors