Paul Odom, the founder of the magazine Laoroots has a remarkable mission: publish a ” bi-monthly nation wide magazine that captures the Laotian American experience and provides a forum for English speaking Laotian Americans”. This is a monumental undertaking for anybody, but for someone with a tight and limited budget and a small staff, this is a daunting task! It would be different if he had unlimited resources, staff, advertisers or support, but that is not the case. In order to publish a magazine it is very expensive, stressful, and time consuming but he is passionately committed to providing a magazine every Laotian can be proud of.
The publication of this magazine specifically gears toward showcasing Lao culture and people is historical. Finally we have a magazine we can call our own. We need to support his endeavor by spreading the word , by subscribing,by using our networks to tap into resources or sponsors. We need to keep this magazine afloat, but this will only happen if we all do our part. Once again do this through subscribing! If you are a business owner and would like to show your support then advertise in the magazine . All advertisers are welcome, but please contact Paul and his staff at their websites for further details. Check out their website at: www.myspace.com/laoroots for information on subscribing and contacting Paul directly.