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Hmong women student group celebrates, challenges tradition with New Year celebration

Friday, November 15, 2019

More than 200 people gathered at the University of Minnesota Friday to attend a Hmong New Year celebration hosted by Viivncaus, a Hmong women’s student group. 

The Hmong New Year is a traditional celebration marked by a resting period at the end of the harvest season, taking place in areas where Hmong communities are located. Traditionally, the New Year is a time for members of the Hmong community to cleanse themselves and their homes from bad spirits and experiences, bringing in a new energy for the year ahead.

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Chatty Wednesday: Solo Traveling as a Woman

Friday, November 15, 2019

The Women’s Center presents, “Chatty Wednesday: Solo Traveling as a Woman” on November 20 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at 64 Appleby Hall.  Join us them as they discuss the stigma of traveling as a woman, discover helpful tips about traveling and network with other travelers. 

This discussion will be led by Keetha Vue (she/her/hers), Women’s Center Graduate Intern, avid solo traveler and lover of matcha lattes!

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Tongues Untied: Plan Your Finals With Bullet Journals

Friday, November 15, 2019

Tongues Untied presents its third program of the year Wellness Wednesday, Tongues Untied: Plan Your Finals With Bullet Journals, at the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life (40 Appleby Hall, 128 Pleasant Street SE). The Tongues Untied program is designed to enhance and center the experiences of queer Indigenous people and people of color.

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Measuring Value: Counting the Uncounted

Friday, November 15, 2019

This event, which takes place on November 20 from 7 to 9 pm at Weisman Art Museum, is part of the "Art and Finance" project through the Weisman Art Museum Collaboration Incubator. In this unique collaboration, artists Rachel Breen and Vienne Chan collaborate with Susanna Gibbons of the Carlson School of Management. Learn more about this event.

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Immigration Response Team Available to Assist DACA Students, Staff, and Faculty

Friday, November 15, 2019

These are stressful times for DACA students, staff, and faculty. There are people at the University of Minnesota who are here to help. If you have not already, please email immigration@umn.edu or visit the Immigration Response Team's Drop-In Hours so they can discuss your situation.

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