Many children of refugees who arrived in the 1970s to 1980s took on the reverse role of a parent. One of the many tasks that I remember growing up was reading legal documents and explaining it to my parents, filling out forms, interpreting at parent/child conferences at school, and talking to other adults on the […]
May Lee-Yang creates a play with Hmong elders and learns about their romances and a few other stories.
In an effort to preserve traditional Hmong storytelling, the Hmong Museum will begin fundraising for a new production, “Hmong Chronicles,” on Give to the Max Day Nov. 12. Funds raised will match a $20,000 award from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through its Knight Arts Challenge. “At Knight we believe in the […]
Can oral storytelling can be relevant and be considered for public education and interpretation? In 2016 and 2017 the Hmong Museum will seek an answer with their year-long storytelling series, Hmong Chronicles. The Museum will partner up with local Twin Cities Hmong artists–young and old, writers and oral storytellers–on a series of four events to […]