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Literacy & Rhetorical Studies Minor

hmong literacies: a two-day lrs speaker series—thursday and friday, february 25 and 26, 2010

John Duffy photoThe Problems of Hmong "Preliteracy"
Visiting speaker: 
John Duffy, Notre Dame, Department of English, author of Writing from these Roots: Literacy in a Hmong-American Community (U Hawaii P, 2009 CCCC Outstanding Book Award,

135 Nicholson Hall
Thursday, February 25
2:30 - 4:00 pm

Hmong Literacies: Literacy Activists and Lesser Known Writing Systems
Multiple speakers with discussion, interpretation in English by Kao Kalia Yang, and light dinner

Buenger Education Center, Concordia University, St. Paul
Thursday, February 25
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Roundtable on current research and work in the emergent field of Hmong Studies
Roundable discussion, moderated by John Duffy, with lunch
Leena Neng Her, Hmong Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, Educational Linguistics
Mitch Ogden, English and Writing Studies
Gian-Thao (Alisia) Tran, Hmong Studies Fellow and PhD candidate, Psychology

125 Nolte
Friday, February 26
12:00 – 2:00 pm

Concordia University Center for Hmong Studies
Institute for Advanced Study
Asian American Studies
Immigration History Research Center