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Hmong American Student Association (HASA) 2018 Biennial Conference: “The Millennial Storycloth”
April 7, 2018
The Hmong American Student Association (HASA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s 2018 Spring Conference: The Millennial Story Cloth seeks to establish our role within the evolving modern world and sew together the Hmong legacy for future generations by initiating dialogue regarding the arts, academic excellence, professional development, and civic engagement.
The Millennial Story Cloth will highlight the roots of the Hmong people and their culture through the workshops that will be held with selected Hmong professionals. There will also be traditional dance performances done by the South East Asian Dance Organization on campus. We are also inviting local Hmong community members who are rising artists to come perform during the banquet. These local artists have already written and released their music to the Hmong community. HASA wants to continue helping them gain publicity for their excellent work in either music, dance, or other forms of art. The roots of the Hmong people and their culture will be touched upon in every aspect of this conference. We want to help individuals think about what they can do in the present or future to help create a positive impact in the Hmong community. During dinner, we will also be hearing from the keynote speaker Dr. Brian Xiong.
This event is free and open to all students. We also hope that Hmong elders and community members from around Madison come and celebrate this day with us, as we want to reveal to them the current generation of the Hmong people.