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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Traditional Hmong Religion, Cultural Values
Topic of Two April Workshops
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MAILED: March 15, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — A workshop focusing on traditional Hmong religion and cultural values will be offered in April in St. Paul, Minn., and Green Bay.
"Hmong Religion and Cultural Values" will be offered April 15 at the Sheraton Inn Midway in St. Paul, Minn. The registration deadline is April 9.
The workshop will be offered again April 23 at the Holiday Inn in Green Bay. The registration deadline is April 16.
The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The cost is $105, which includes instruction materials, refreshments and lunch.
Information will be presented on topics such as Hmong history, courtship and marriage, child rearing and discipline, Hmong leadership, shamanism and burial rituals. Topics will be of special interest to social workers, counselors, clergy, librarians, nurses, attorneys, law enforcement officials, teachers and others working with the Hmong.
Houa Vue Moua, a bilingual and bicultural interpreter from Eau Claire, will be among the presenters. Co-author of the book "Trail Through the Mists," she received the Women of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts of America. In 1990, President George Bush presented the Thousand Points of Light Award to her and her husband for their community service work.
Pang Cher Vue, director of Hmong Education Programs with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Arts and Sciences Continuing Education, UW-Extension, also will be among the presenters. He designs and implements programs about Hmong culture. He has presented at workshops and seminars and has taught courses on Hmong topics.
Workshop participants will earn 0.6 continuing education units.
UW-Eau Claire's College of Arts and Sciences Continuing Education, UW-Extension will sponsor the workshops.
For more information, contact Vue at (715) 836-2031, or e-mail him at vuepc@uwec.edu.
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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: March 15, 1999