News and Events

Spring 2016 Events

Chia Youyee Vang and Dalia M.A. Gomaa Book Event

Thursday, April 14, 2016
4:00-5:30 pm
Greene Hall

Join us as we acknowledge the new publications of Chia Youyee Vang, Associate Professor of History, and Dalia M.A. Gomaa, Lecturer of English and Women’s and Gender Studies. Vang and Gomaa Book Event Flyer

We Rock Long Distance Film Screening

Friday, February 26, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm
Bolton Hall 150
3210 N Maryland Ave

Download We Rock Long Distance poster

Fall 2015 Events

Hmong Gender Roles and Culture Changes in 21st Century China

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Bolton Hall B84
3210 N Maryland Ave

Professor Zhang Xiao (Guizhou University, College of Humanities) conducts the presentation in the Hmong language.

Sponsored by UWM Hmong Diaspora Studies Program

Questions? Contact Professor Chia Vang at 414-229-1101 or

Zhang Xiao presentation flyer

Forum on Hmong Sexualies

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Student Union 191
2200 E Kenwood Blvd
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

This facilitated forum takes on difficult questions about sexuality, exploring the variations in morals, norms and practices that have emerged in Hmong communities in the last 40 years.

Kong Pha, University of Minnesota
Louisa Schein, Rutgers University
Mai See Thao, University of Minnesota

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by UWM Hmong Diaspora Studies Program and Hmong Student Association

Questions? Contact: Andrew Xiong,; Vicotr Yang,; Tou Fong Lee,

Forum flyer

Summer 2015 Events

Midwest Lao Culture and Language Conference

August 8-15, 2015
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Campus

This Lao Heritage Foundation Conference is an opportunity for campers to connect with their Lao heritage by learning traditional Lao music, culture, language, and history. Registration is open to all campers ages 14 and up. Co-sponsored by UWM Hmong Diaspora Studies Program

Conference flyer

Fall 2014 Events

Milwaukee Area Hmong Writing Project

November 22, 2014
A symposium to give literary voice to Hmong Americans
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Lubar N146, 3202 N Maryland Ave
Milwaukee Area Hmong Writing Project flyer

Spring 2014 Events

The Body in Peril: Historicizing Oak Creek, Minor Politics,
and the U.S. Sikh Diaspora

Asian American Speaker Series
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Balbir K. Singh
3:00 – 4:30pm
Curtin Hall (CRT) 175
3243 N. Downer Ave.
Asian American Speaker Series flyer (pdf-241kb)

The Danger of a Single Story: How We Can Disrupt the Model Minority Stereotype of Asians in the United States via Counter-Storytelling

Asian American Speaker Series
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Nicholas Hartlep, PhD
3:00 – 4:30pm
Curtin Hall (CRT) 175
3243 N. Downer Ave.
Lecture on YouTube