Are you interested in becoming a Hmong published author? Are you currently writing a story, journal, diary, thesis & dissertation, class project and/or poem manuscript and want to publish? Or want to learn how to publish your students’ writing? Learn about the process of PUBLISHING 101 from Hmong authors, teachers and students during this interactive FREE webinar.
Don’t let someone tell your story. You tell it best. Join us on Tuesday, May 19th at 6pm - 7:30pm for BECOME A PUBLISH HMONG AUTHOR webinar with Pang Yang, Brian Xiong, Ger Thao, and Emily Kajtug Lee.
PANG YANG is authored of “The Cultural Dish: Behind Every Dish is a Story (2018),” “Dear My Teacher: Letters of Joy, Pain & Triumph from Today’s Teenage Hmong Students (2019),” “Hmong Youth Poetry Collections: From Mountains to 10,000 Lakes (2019),” and a chapter-author of “The Secret Sauce to Success: A New Journey (2020).” Pang holds a Master of Arts in ESL, a Bilingual/ESL Licensure and a Principal Administrative Licensure from Hamline University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Concordia University. Pang was named Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award from the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Language and Cultures in 2019, and a finalist nominee of the 2020 Central State Teacher of the Year. Her research and teaching interests focus on Hmong American students’ experiences K-12 educational system and Hmong language & literacy curriculum.
BRIAN V. XIONG is authored of “A Clan of Our Own: Coming Out Experiences of Gay Hmong Men (2019)” and “A New Journey: Hmong College Student Experiences (2020).” Brian holds a Doctor of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision and a Master of Science in Multicultural and Ethnic Studies from Minnesota State University-Mankato, and a Bachelor of Arts in Justice Administration and Sociology from Southwest Minnesota State University. Brian is the founder of Hmong Educational Resources (HER) Publisher. His research covers a wide variety of multidisciplinary studies, including Multicultural, Race & Ethnic Studies; Gender & Sexuality Studies; Critical Hmong Studies; Social Justice in Education; Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education; Counseling & Student Personnel; and College Student Affairs & Multicultural Affairs.
GER THAO is authored of “The Hmong Journey (2018)” – a bilingual book and “Hmoob Txoj Kev Taug (2020)” – Hmoob language book. Ger holds a Master of Arts in Education, a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Chico. She is a Graduate Degree Fellow of the East-West Center and is currently pursuing a PhD in Education with a Curriculum & Instruction Specialization at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Ger was named the 2018 Gridley Unified School District Teacher of the Year and Butte County Teacher of the Year Nominee. Her research interest focuses on multicultural children's literature and cultural curriculum by underrepresented marginalized groups, with a focus on literature by Hmong authors and the teaching of Hmong language and culture.
EMILY KAJTUG LEE is a young Hmong writer and a bilingual student. She is authored of “The Cultural Dish: Behind Every Dish is a Story (2018),” “Dear My Teacher: Letters of Joy, Pain & Triumph from Today’s Teenage Hmong Students (2019),” “Hmong Youth Poetry Collections: From Mountains to 10,000 Lakes (2019)” with her teacher, Ms. Pang Yang, from Park Center Senior High School. Emily is an active executive officer of the Asian Club, Varsity Girls Tennis, Student Ambassador, Mock Trial and currently a PSEO student at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.