Events Archive

Winterim 2013-2014: Study Abroad in Laos and Cambodia!

Exploring Laos and Cambodia: History and Culture

History/Ethnic Studies 297 and 497
December 29, 2013 – January 17, 2014
This three-credit course allows U.S. college students to travel and explore the history and cultures of Cambodia and Laos.
Informational flyer, pdf

Fall 2013 Events

Special Film Screening: “Travel in Spirals”

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Tou SaiKo Lee and Justin Schell
6 – 8:00 pm
UW-Milwaukee, Bolton Hall 150
3210 N Maryland Ave
Event flyers, pdf

Refugees from Burma in the United States

Friday, October 25, 2013
Myra Dahgaypaw
3 – 4:30 pm
UW-Milwaukee, Bolton Hall 150
3210 N Maryland Ave
Event flyer, pdf

Hmonglish: Deconstructing Hmong American Identity through Writing

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Ka Vang
7 – 8:30 pm
UW-Milwaukee, Curtin Hall 175
3242 N Downer Ave
Event flyer, pdf

Spring 2013 Hmong Events

Film Presentation: Never Perfect

Thursday, April 25, 2013
6-8:30 pm
Union Fireside Lounge
Film begins promptly at 6:30 pm
Discussion included
Event flyer, pdf

Asian American Speaker Series

February 28 – April 25, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Living In Between: Ambivalent Transnationalisms of Korean American Adoption
Kim Park Nelson, Assoc. Professor, University of Minnesota-Moorhead
3:30 – 5:00 pm
CHM 170, Chemistry Building
3210 N Cramer St

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
End the Cycle: South Asian American Sporting Cultures and the Exclusionary Politics of Masculintity
Stan Ilango Thangaraj, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University
3:30 – 5:00 pm
UWM Union 280

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Chasing Dreams: Asians in the Americas from the Sixteenth Century to the Present
Erika Lee, American historian, and Director of Immigration History Research Center
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Merrill 131

2012 Hmong Events

Film Screening for “Open Season”

Monday, April 2, 2012
7:00 pm
Co-directed by Mark Tang and Lu Lippold
UWM Student Union Fireside Lounge
Event flyer, jpg

Comedian and Storyteller Performance by Tou Ger Xiong

Friday, April 20, 2012
6 to 9:00 pm
Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center
Cardinal Stritch University
Event flyer, jpg

Hmong and American: From Refugees to Citizens

Friday, November 9, 2012
3:00 – 4:30 pm
UW-Milwaukee Student Union, Room 240
2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Event flyer, jpg

2011 Hmong Events

Hmong Cosmological Beliefs and Their Impact on Daily Life

September 15, 2011
A Talk by Hmong American Anthropologist, Dr. Dia Cha
3:00 – 4:30 pm
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Greene Hall
3347 N Downer Ave
Free and open to the public

Dia Cha, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota for nine years. She has received many national academic and social group awards for the high caliber of her research, teaching, service to the community, and her tireless work as a champion of gender and ethnic equality. Event flyer, pdf

Hmong Conversation Sessions

Are you interested in practicing your Hmong language speaking skills? This fall the Hmong Diaspora Studies Program is hosting four semi-structured sessions for speakers of all levels to speak Hmong. Sessions will be one hour. Topics will be prepared by Associate Lecturer May Vang, however, participants are welcome to discuss other topics. All sessions will take place in the Multicultural Student Lounge located in the UWM Union (first floor, across from the Ballroom).

Dates and Times:
Friday, September 30 at 6:30 pm
Monday, October 10 at 10:00 am
Tuesday, November 11 at 11:00 am
Tuesday, December 12 at 5:00 pm

Conference on Critical Refugee Studies

November 3-4, 2011
See conference website