The Asian American Studies Program presents its 2008-2009 Speakers Series
"Contemporary Issues Facing Hmong Women in Wisconsin"
Executive Director of Freedom, Inc.
Friday, November 21, 2008
259 Educational Sciences Building
1025 West Johnson Street (Between Mills and Brooks St)
PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION FOR THIS TALK.
Kabzuag Vaj's talk will draw on her personal and professional experiences with contemporary issues affecting Hmong women in Wisconsin. She is a Hmong woman who came with her family the US in 1981. She has been advocating for women and children since she was 15 years old. She founded Freedom, Inc., a grassroots organization that advocates and provides services to low and no-income communities of color in Madison, Wisconsin. She has worked on social justice issues such as welfare reform, immigration issues, youth justice, and racial profiling. In the last 8 years, she has worked on ending violence against women and children, including addressing trafficking issues/abusive international marriages and murder suicide within the Hmong community.
Critical Perspectives on Hmong Scholarship and ExperiencesThe focus of the speaker series is to provide a platform for scholars, community leaders, and artists from, and working with, the Hmong community to share their work with the UW-Madison campus and the Madison Hmong community.FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC