Equity, Justice, & Difference At Home & Abroad

4:45 PM  - 6:00 PM
Tuesday Oct 17, 2017
Davis Court, Markim Hall

The Institute for Global Citizenship and the Mellon Foundation present: "Hmong Communities in the Midwest at the Crossroads: Memory, History, and Place"

Join the IGC as Director Safoi Babana-Hampton shows portions of her films and leads a roundtable discussion with Twin Cities project collaborators Fu Hang, Dr. Yang Dao, and Mo Hang.

Dr. Safoi Babana-Hampton, director, screenwriter, producer, and associate professor of French in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University will speak about her experience directing two films about history and memory in Hmong diasporic communities in France and the United States.

Full length showing of the two films can be seen at the following times and locations:

Hmong Memory at the Crossroads (2015, 105'),  a film about history and memory from the Midwest to Laos and France.

Monday October 16, 4:45PM in Neill Hall 401, followed by discussion with co-director Babana-Hampton.

Growing Up Hmong at the Crossroads (2017, 90') follows four youth from the Minnesota Hmong diaspora as they engage with their cultural heritage and place in the world.

Tuesday October 17, 3:00PM and 7:00PM in Neil Hall 226.


This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Sponsored By: French and Francophone Studies, Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC)

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