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GROWING UP HMONG AT THE CROSSROADS

GROWING UP HMONG AT THE CROSSROADS

Date and Time

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location

DeVos Center » 122E - Loosemore Auditorium

Description

Safoi Babana-Hampton, producer, co-writer, co-director, professor Michigan State University will facilitate Q&As and discussion following the movie

LIB 100/201 approved

Four children of former Hmong refugees embark from their home in Minnesota on a milestone journey to trace their family history in Laos, Thailand and France. In their earnest search for their cultural roots, Justin, Joshua, Bella and Maipa open a door into the world of children born to former war refugees and what it means to grow up Hmong in the diaspora. This film gives a glimpse of the unique struggles the children of this generation work through to relate to their parents’ cultural heritage, to make sense of their historical memory, to construct and perform a sense of place in the community and in the world, against the backdrop of politically troubled times, increasing social anxieties and the global spread of xenophobic sentiments.

Contact

Office of Multicultural Affairs at (616) 331-2177 or oma@gvsu.edu

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