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UW-Eau Claire to hold Hmong Culture Core Event March 10

March 7, 2012

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Multicultural Affairs office will sponsor the annual Culture Core event at 4 p.m. March 10 in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. "Hmong in America" is the theme of this year's event, which will be hosted by the Hmong Student Association.

The event gives students in the organization an opportunity to educate the public about the Hmong culture and raise awareness about Hmong difficulties in America. This year's event will focus on the obstacles faced by members of the Hmong community as they adjust to life in the United States.

Dr. Pahoua Yang, this year's keynote speaker, is a clinical supervisor in the Southeast Asian Services Program at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation in St. Paul, Minn. Yang will speak on her experiences adapting to American culture as a member of the Hmong community.

New this year will be student and faculty research presentations on Hmong-related topics in two 30-minute workshops during the evening. The workshops will be presented by students and faculty from UW-Eau Claire as well as other UW System universities in collaboration with the Wisconsin Hmong College Coalition.

WHCC is a statewide organization formed in 2008 to serve as a bridge between different Hmong student organizations throughout Wisconsin to share ideas, events and concerns.

The event also will feature entertainment and free food. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. All ages may attend. For more information, contact Xeeyee Kha, Hmong Student Association president, at khax@uwec.edu.

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