Hmong conference and concert set at UW-Stevens Point

Learn more about the Hmong culture in our community at a conference and enjoy a concert sponsored by the Hmong and Southeast Asian American Club at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

Themed “From Hmong to Hmong American,” the conference will be held Saturday, March 8, in the Alumni Room in the Dreyfus University Center. Registration begins at 11:15 a.m., with a welcome at noon. The public may attend free of charge, and may register at

Following the conference, a benefit concert, “Our Voice, Our World: Our Sisters” will be held at 7 p.m. in the Laird Room of the Dreyfus University Center. All proceeds will go to VivNcaug, Laos, an organization that helps create jobs and opportunities for women in Southeast Asia. Maa Vue, David Yang, the Fisherman’s Project and several other performers will be featured.

Concert tickets are $8 for adults and free for children 10 and under. Tickets may be purchased through University Information and Tickets in the Dreyfus University Center concourse or by calling 715-346-4100. For more information, contact

The conference will include a showing of the recently released documentary, “Finding the Middle Way,” at 3 p.m. A collaboration of Hmong and non-Hmong community members and UW-Stevens Point faculty and students, the film was created to build understanding and awareness about the Hmong people of Portage County.

Vincent K. Her, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, will give a keynote address, followed by a discussion panel that includes  Her and southeast Asian UW-Stevens Point students. 

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