MAILED: Oct. 14, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- People interested in gaining a greater understanding of the Hmong religion and culture can attend a workshop Friday, Nov. 7, at the Hudson House Inn, Hudson.
The workshop, "Hmong Religion and Cultural Values," is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Arts and Sciences Continuing Education and UW-Extension.
It will examine traditional Hmong culture, beliefs, values and practices from the Hmong perspective. Topics of discussion will be of special interest to social service providers, educators, criminal justice personnel, clergy and others working with the Hmong.
The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. and will address several topics including: Hmong history, courtship and marriage; child rearing and discipline; leadership; shamanism and the role of shaman; and death and burial customs. Participants will receive 0.6 Continuing Education Units for full participation in this workshop.
Workshop presenters are Houa Vue Moua, a bilingual/bicultural interpreter for the Eau Claire City-County Health Department, and Joe Bee Xiong, a job training case manager for the Eau Claire County Human Services Department and member of the Eau Claire City Council. Both presenters have given numerous presentations on the Hmong to cross-cultural groups.
Registration is limited and must be made by Friday, Oct. 31. The workshop is open to the public and the cost is $78 which includes instruction, materials, refreshments and lunch.
For more information or to receive a registration brochure, contact Pang Cher Vue in the College of Arts and Sciences Continuing Education and UW-Extension office at (715) 836-2031.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 14, 1997