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University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan

Hmong Cultural Night set for April 28

Learn more about Hmong culture, traditions at UW-S event
UW-Sheboygan to host event April 28

Areas residents and the faculty, staff and students of the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan are invited to a special presentation, “A Cultural Night: A Walk Through Hmong Traditions,” on Wednesday, April 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the UW-Sheboygan Fine Arts Theater.

This special event, presented by the UW-Sheboygan Southeast Asian Club, will share Hmong history and the traditions and rituals of the Hmong people. Specifically, the event will:

  • explore the migration of the Hmong people from their homelands to the United States
  • offer insights into the cultural rituals of traditional Hmong weddings and funerals and their ritual basis and practices, and
  • entertain guests with traditional Hmong dances, music and dress.

“We invite the Sheboygan community to come learn and open their minds and hearts to the traditions of the Hmong people,” said Steve Roelse, UW-Sheboygan Southeast Asian Club adviser. “The Hmong people are a vibrant, family-oriented, and solemn people, and are ever so deeply rooted in cultural traditions that have survived periods of genocide, suffering, and re-birth. We hope this program can share all of these important features of the culture and people and more.”

Guest speakers for the evening will include Sheboygan-area educators and business leaders Yer Yang, Chasong Yang and Xia Vue Yang.

Tickets are required for this event, but admission is FREE. Advance tickets (at no cost) will be available by calling the UW-Sheboygan Box Office at 459-6652 (and leave a message). Seating is limited to 300 people.

Advance tickets may be picked up at the UW-Sheboygan Business Services Office between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. If tickets remain the day of the event, tickets will be available at the Box Office up to one hour before show time.

For more information, UW-Sheboygan Director of University Relations Carrie Hoppe at (920) 459-6612 or e-mail carrie.hoppe@uwc.edu.

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