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.

  • 11/25/2020

A Portal to Belonging

They remind me that I am not alone — that I am living in space and time with individuals who have survived the unimaginable, who believe still in the goodness of people, and the value of being alive.

  • 09/22/2020

Seeking New Heights

To me, Hmonglish is part of a revolution that keeps music evolving.

  • 04/24/2020

Growing Community

Minnesotans find themselves living in this state for a variety of reasons. For example, Khou Lor moved in 2012 from

  • 08/01/2019

A farmer and beekeeper

There’s no typical work day for Yao Yang, the director of the Hmong American Farmers Association Food Hub. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, but I definitely knew I wanted to be working on a farm.”

  • 07/01/2017

2016 Changemakers: Maiv PAC

The first Hmong American women’s political action committee in the United States

  • 12/01/2016

2015 Changemakers: Panyia Vang, Linda Miller & Sia Her

Sia Her, Panyia Vang and Linda MillerPhotograph by Mary Turck “I am hopeful that some day, some time, there will

  • 12/01/2015

Activist Pakou Hang: Growing leadership

Organizing Hmong-American farmers “at the nexus of history”

  • 09/01/2015

Sia Her: Cultural bridge builder

“The greatest challenge I as an American of Hmong descent have experienced in my life is that constant effort to be true to myself.”

  • 01/02/2015

Hmong bride price — who decides?

Beth* thought Brian* was sweet – a little shy – but trustworthy. She knew from her parents to look for

  • 01/01/2014

2010 Changemaker: Hnub Tshiab

“People must first become personal agents of change in order to create social change.”

  • 12/02/2010

Language lessons

“… my Hmong is not as good. I’m not saying exactly what the teacher is saying. My mom asks if I’m telling her everything.”

  • 07/02/2010