Hmong Museum along with the Special Guerrilla Unit Veterans and Families of USA, Inc. (SGUFV) presents:

Unforgotten: An Intergenerational Project with Hmong Veterans

“This experience has changed my perception in many ways.”

-BAO MOUA, participant

Like most refugee and immigrant communities, the Hmong American community continues to experience generational gaps. Often times, Hmong youth may not understand how their parents’ or grandparents’ stories are relevant to their lives. While Hmong elders feel that the young are not listening, making them feel invisible and disrespected.

Hmong Museum and the Special Guerrilla Unit Veterans both recognize these challenge. Therefore,  the “Unforgotten” project was designed to pair students and young professionals with Hmong Veterans from the Special Guerrilla Unit, to document their untold war stories. Over the course of the 2018, Hlee Lee, a local filmmaker, taught participants the art of film making in order to bring the Vet’s stories to life.

Why should you attend?

> View and hear first-hand from Hmong Special Guerrilla Unit Veterans about their experiences. Engage on a topic in history that is rarely discussed so personally.

> Learn from the film makers about the impact of this project on their lives.

> Gain ideas on how to start documenting your own family stories and how Hmong Museum can help preserve them for generations to come.

Event Details

This is a FREE event that requires registration. 

Date & time

Thursday, March 14th

6:00PM – 8:00 PM

location

Springbox

262 University Ave W

Saint Paul, MN 55409

(This is the old Saxon dealership)

Agenda

Viewing of a select 2 – 3 short Hmong Veterans films followed by a panel discussion. 

Food and drinks will be available.

parking options

Springbox has a parking lot

Event Registration Form

This is a FREE event that requires registration.

This project, Unforgotten, was made possible through a grant from the Minnesota Humanities Center as part of their “Minnesota Remembers Vietnam” program. 

A special thank you to the amazing organization, In Progress, for the use of their space and equipment.