MAILED: Oct. 5, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — The University of
Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension will sponsor a workshop
focusing on Hmong religion and cultural values.
The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 26, at Milwaukee County UW-Extension, State Fair Youth Center building,
The goal of the program is to raise awareness and
interest in learning about traditional Hmong culture, beliefs, values and
practices. The workshop will be of special interest to social workers,
counselors, clergy, librarians, nurses, attorneys, police officers, teachers and
individuals who work with the Hmong.
Topics to be discussed throughout the day include Hmong
history, the Hmong New Year celebration, courtship and marriage, child rearing
and discipline, Hmong leadership, herbalism and egg coining, Shamanism, and
Hmong burial. A question and answer period also is included in the agenda.
Houa Vue Moua and Pang Cher Vue will present the program.
Moua, co-author of the book Trail Through the Mists, is a bilingual/bicultural
interpreter who has given presentations on the Hmong to cross-cultural groups.
In 1998 the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Women’s Studies Consortium of
the University of Wisconsin System recognized Moua as “an exemplar of
commitment to educational excellence through diversity,” emphasizing her
“contributions to the University of Wisconsin System, and in particular, Women
of Color.” The Girl Scouts of America honored Moua with the Women of
Distinction Award. In 1990 President George Bush presented the Thousand Points
of Light Award to Moua and her husband in recognition of their extraordinary
community service work.
Vue is the director of Hmong education programs for
UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension. He designs and implements
programs on Hmong culture. Vue also presents workshops and seminars and has
taught courses on Hmong topics.
The workshop fee is $149, which covers instruction,
materials, refreshments and lunch.
Participants may receive 0.6 continuing education units
(six clock hours) for full participation in this workshop.
The registration deadline is Oct. 19. Contact the UW-Eau
Claire Continuing Education office, (715) 836-3636, for more information or to
determine program eligibility after the deadline date. Registrations at the door
will be accepted on a space-available basis.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 5, 2001