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St. Paul – Educator Workshop: Missing in History: The Hmong American Story

Thursday, July 21 | 9:00 am3:30 pm


We recognize the significant stress that teachers have endured, particularly over the past two years. This workshop is part of our new Educator Institute offerings, designed in response to feedback that allows for more flexibility, a nurturing learning environment for teachers, and ready to use lesson plans that align with Social Studies Standards. We look forward to welcoming you to the Minnesota Humanities Center for an experience that promotes creativity, connection, and inspiration.

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Missing In History: The Hmong American Story, with Lee Pao Xiong and Chong Yang

In this workshop, participants will learn from scholar Lee Pao Xiong about Hmong American culture and the Hmong people, their migration story, and resettlement challenges. Gain awareness and insight into Hmong history from America’s Secret War conducted in the shadows of the Vietnam War to the present-day Hmong community in Minnesota. Participants will also learn how and where to best integrate this narrative into their curriculum, and strategies on how to share these stories and perspectives with their students.


Scholar Lee Pao Xiong is currently the founding Director of the Center for Hmong and East Asian Studies at Concordia University, St. Paul and is also an Assistant Professor of American Government/Political Science and Hmong Studies.


Lead Teacher Chong Yang was a 25-year high school English Language Arts teacher in St. Paul Public Schools. She is currently serving as Culturally Responsive Program Manager for St. Paul Public Schools. Chong lives in Saint Paul and is mother of three daughters.


For the full Learning Journey experience, we recommend signing up for the Learning in Community offering: Hmong St. Paul.



If cost is a barrier, please contact Jessica Rust at jessica@mnhum.org before registering.

K-12 educators will receive 6 clock hours.

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