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[University of Wisconsin-Green Bay News Release]

For Immediate Release:

April 21, 2008

Lao-Hmong migration is topic at UW-Green Bay seminar

GREEN BAY-The Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration continues with a lecture on Lao-Hmong migration by Prof. Shoua Yang on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus.

Yang will speak a 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the University Union's Christie Theater, 2420 Nicolet Drive. The title of his free lecture is "A Residual Issue of the Cold War: The 8,000 Hmong Lao in Thailand."

His lecture is part of a month-long series of campus events focusing on Asian and Pacific cultures.

Prior to the seminar, Yang will attend a luncheon open to all students, faculty and staff at the American Intercultural Center in the main level of the Cofrin Library. The lunch is at noon.

Yang is a visiting assistant professor in the Political Science Department at UW-Stevens Point and teaches Southeast Asian Politics, Ethnic Politics in America and other courses. He frequently gives seminars to college campuses and Hmong-American organizations on the topic of Hmong-Lao migrations.

For more information, or to make luncheon reservations, contact Mai Lo in the American Intercultural Department at (920) 465-2720, or by e-mail at lom@uwgb.edu.

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