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.
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.
To me, Hmonglish is part of a revolution that keeps music evolving.
Minnesotans find themselves living in this state for a variety of reasons. For example, Khou Lor moved in 2012 from
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.”
The first Hmong American women’s political action committee in the United States
Sia Her, Panyia Vang and Linda MillerPhotograph by Mary Turck “I am hopeful that some day, some time, there will
Organizing Hmong-American farmers “at the nexus of history”
“The greatest challenge I as an American of Hmong descent have experienced in my life is that constant effort to be true to myself.”
Beth* thought Brian* was sweet – a little shy – but trustworthy. She knew from her parents to look for
“People must first become personal agents of change in order to create social change.”
“… 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.”