Culture Loss: Then and Now

A Hmong-American educator, True Vue recently started a Hmong History and Culture club at Locust Lane Elementary School. She worries about the same things for Hmong culture that troubled Waldemar Ager a hundred years ago when he published his first novel, On the Way to the Melting Pot.

Growing up immersed in the Hmong culture and the English culture, Vue sees her students’ knowledge of Hmong culture going away. “My generation is losing our language and our culture, and our kids are losing them even more. Part of my mission is to save as much as we can,” says Vue. During this program, participants will be invited to consider how linguistic and cultural losses (and gains)—then and now—affect the lives of everyone living in the community.

Program presenters include:   

True Vue: Bilingual Education Assistant, Locust Lane Elementary School

Khoua Vang: Hmong Language Instructor, UW–Eau Claire; Teacher, Flynn Elementary School

Pa Sia Moua: Teacher, Flynn Elementary School

This program is co-sponsored by Waldemar Ager Association. No registration required.

 

Time(s)

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Mon. Feb. 11, 2019   7pm


Location
L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire, WI 54701
(715) 839-1648
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