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Teaching Hmong Culture: From Southeast Asia to Wisconsin

  • Appleton West High School 610 N Badger Ave Appleton, WI, 54914 United States (map)


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The Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is offering a two-day workshop open to K-12 teachers, English as a Second Language teachers, principals and other administrators and librarians interested in learning more about the history and current lives of the Hmong who have come to Wisconsin over the past several decades after aiding the U.S. during the Vietnam War. 


Appleton West High School
610 North Badger Avenue
Appleton, WI 54914
Ph: (920) 832-6219

A block of rooms is reserved for participants for a special rate ($70/night) at the nearby Appleton Wingate by Wyndham Hotel for the nights of August 2 and August 3. To get this reduced rate, please call (920) 560-3000 before July 3rd and mention “Teacher Workshop.”

Registration and Cost

The workshop is $75, which covers materials, refreshments, and lunches, including special Hmong cuisine on August 3.*

Thanks to an outreach grant, participants can pay an additional $200 to receive one UW-Madison graduate credit (a 70% subsidy). To earn the credit, participants will be required to attend both days and submit a reflection paper following the workshop. Instructions on the registration page provide guidance through all of the steps for either choice.

*The first 20 people to register will receive a free, signed copy of the award-winning memoir: The Last Homecomer by Kao Kaillia Yang


  • Anne Vang-Lo, Community School of Excellence, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • NaoLue Herr, Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Pao Vue, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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For more information, contact Mary McCoy at