California State University, Sacramento State will celebrate the campus-based Hmong Heritage Week, highlighting the culture’s history, legacy and future.
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“Recognizing Our Legacy. Envisioning Our Future. Seizing the Moment.” is the theme of the inaugural event, concluding Saturday, April 26. The events are free and open to the public.
Hmong Heritage Week is organized by Sacramento State’s Hmong University Student Association, which was founded in 1987. The weeklong celebration will promote an appreciation for and education on the complex history, culture and tradition of the Hmong people among campus members and the community. The events are meant to be impactful and informative experiences for everyone.
There are 900-plus Hmong attending Sac State giving the university one of the nation’s largest concentrations of such students.
On Friday, April 25 Hmong Performing Arts: “Vitality and Diversity” is in the University Union, Redwood Room from 7-9 p.m.
On Saturday, April 26 the 11th annual HUSA Culture Show is from 4-7 p.m. in the University Union Ballroom.
The festivities will include a contest prompting Hmong students to participate and wear traditional cultural attire.
Spearheading the event is Sacramento State doctoral student Chao Vang, whose community involvement has been his hallmark since coming to Sacramento in 2005. Visit csus.edu/sacstatenews/Articles/2014/04/ChaoVang04-16-14.html to read a profile about Vang.