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Celebrate Hmong Heritage Month With These 6 Events

UWEC to host series of events in April to explore Hmong culture

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A previous Hmong New Year event at UW-Eau Claire. (UWEC photo)
A previous Hmong New Year event at UW-Eau Claire. (UWEC photo)

April is set aside to celebrate Hmong heritage, and UW-Eau Claire has a series of events planned throughout the month to recognize Hmong culture. Here’s a sample:

HMONG HERITAGE MONTH KICKOFF

Friday, April 2, at noon • Zoom link: rotf.lol/3r2majrw

UW-Eau Claire and UW-Oshkosh kick off Hmong Heritage Month with a series of presentations at noon on Friday, April 2, including presentations from Dr. Kong Pheng Pha (assistant professor of critical Hmong studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at UW-Eau Claire) and Dr. Mai See Thao (assistant professor of anthropology at UW-Oshkosh). This kickoff will include breakout sessions between UW-Eau Claire and UW-Oshkosh students who express interest in critical Hmong studies.

CULTURE CORE CONFERENCE

Saturday, April 3 from 9am-4pm • Zoom link: bit.ly/3c8oG5H

The 30th annual Culture Core conference aims to foster conversations about issues of diverse cultural, social, and epistemological traditions, seeking to empower Hmoob students by advocating for conversations of identity, social issues, and culture. The theme of this year’s conference is “Intersectionality: Fragments of my Identity.”

SEEV SUAB

Thursday, April 8 at 6:30pm• Zoom link: bit.ly/3IFDUSO

An evening of poetry and storytelling. Register to perform by April 5 at tinyurl.com/sxth3d4.

KEYNOTE LECTURE FROM DR. MA VANG

Friday, April; 16 at noon • Zoom link: rotf.lol/5h7avvc2

Listen to Dr. Ma Vang’s keynote address, discussing key arguments and findings from her recently published book, History on the Run: Secrecy, Fugitivity, and Hmong Refugee Epistemologies.

FILM NIGHT

Thursday, April 22 at 6pm • Zoom link: bit.ly/3f4UFWe

Tune into a Hmong comedy film virtually.

HMONGER GAMES

Saturday, May 1 at 1-4pm

The annual Hmonger Games – a relay race of Hmong physical activities – is set to take place on May 1 on the Campus Mall at UW-Eau Claire. Register in teams of four by April 17 at tinyurl.com/utwysys.


A full schedule of events with access information for virtual events can be found on the Hmong Heritage Month Facebook page.