An Evening with Ka Vang: Artivism — Creating Community Through the Arts
Spend an evening creating art with Ka Vang, Twin Cities Hmong American writer, educator, and “artivist.” During the course of the evening, Vang will read selections from her work, guide the audience in creating a community poem, and discuss how she uses her writings as a tool for social justice and to fight against injustice and oppression. Through interactive exercises, audience members will be encouraged to reimagine common folktales, stories, and poems in innovative ways.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Minnesota Humanities Center
$10, includes light snack and materials
2 clock hours available upon request
Registration Questions: Thien Nguyen August, 651-772-4254, email@example.com
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Ka Vang is a Hmong American writer who has devoted much of her professional life to capturing Hmong folktales on paper. She is the author of the children's book Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon, a finalist for the 23rd Annual Midwest Book Awards in 2012. In 2009, Ka Vang was featured in the book Hmong History Makers published by Holt DcDougal for her work collecting and preserving Hmong folklore. Her work is taught in classrooms and has appeared nationally in magazines and newspapers. For 10 years, Vang was a columnist for the Minnesota Women’s Press, and she is a recipient of the Archibald Bush Artist Fellowship and several other artistic and leadership awards.
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