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2023 Changemaker Hli Xyooj: Bridging the Hmong Community

“How do I empower myself by empowering my community?”

The Audacity to Be Asian in Rural America

Most people I knew in my hometown could not grasp why I cared so much about six Asian women murdered in America.

Developing the Ethnic Studies Curriculum

Studies show that when students participate in ethnic studies, they are more engaged when their curriculum reflects diverse — not monolithic — backgrounds.

When Cultures Combine: The LinkingLeaders Partnership

“As the demographics of our communities change, and as we develop this multiracial identity, and our communities are merging, it’s important to have a broader understanding of our shared history — even though we’re still quite segregated in Minnesota."

How to Learn a Language

Lately, I’ve been trying to dream a little bigger about what I do know in my first language.

Deep Dive: Teaching Multicultural History Passes Into Law — With Similar Opposition from a Few Decades Ago

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Deep reporting of the wide perspectives of Minnesota legislators in discussing the ethnic studies bill proposed for an impending vote.

Unheard Stories: Asian Americans Experiencing Hate

How disrespectful it is that eight members of our community were killed and we were met with ‘Happy St. Patrick’s Day’ greetings from white colleagues the next day. We saw more social media posts about celebrations than acknowledgement of our suffering and our grieving.

VIEW: Asian Americans in Rural America

you may know of your Asian neighbors, but how truly deep is your desire to know about our personal gifts, our cultures and histories, our immigration stories, and how hard our grandmothers worked to make a life for us?

CAAL Releases Pioneering Economic Report on Asian Minnesotans

Many report that their cultural communities value familial interdependence, such as caregiving, establishing lending circles, and sharing housing. Some indicated the difficulty of adapting to the U.S. system of economic individualism.

Marny Xiong: Lasting Legacy

From a student, to a school administrative manager at Minneapolis Public Schools Hmong International Academy, to chairwoman of the St. Paul Board of Education, Xiong was an advocate for education.

Rebuild By Centering Equity

I would be lying if I said I want to see things return to what they were before COVID-19.

Kim Uy: Medical Innovator

Green Card Voices released a book about immigrants in Minnesota who are engaged in STEM careers. We feature four of them in excerpted form in this Innovators issue.