Date: May 25, 2017, 11:30-1:00
Location: Myrick Park Center
There is an increasing number of Hmong women completing their degrees every year in the United States. For a Hmong woman, finding balance between career, community, culture, and family can be challenging. In this presentation, Maysee shares personal stories and reflections of how she has been challenged by social and cultural expectations, and how she has learned to overcome them. Maysee opens up about conflicts she’s encountered both within and outside the Hmong community and explains how she has negotiated and navigated these situations while retaining her own dignity, as well as that of the Hmong community. She also presents the advantages and struggles of being one of still only a few Hmong individuals in academia.
Presented by: Maysee Yang Herr, Associate Professor of Education, UW-Stevens Point
This presentation is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Humanities Council through its Shop Talk program.