Hennepin Tech Hosts First Hmong Culture and Arts Event
This week, Hennepin Technical College hosted its first-ever Hmong New Year event. Hennepin Tech employees of Hmong descent organized the culture and arts celebration. The tech school is very diverse and has a significant number of students from Southeast Asia. The performance showcased dancers, singers, and musicians who represent the Hmong community.
“I’m hoping that people got a little glimpse of being exposed to a different culture,” said Jean Maierhofer. “Learning about some of the traditions about another culture. And hopefully that helps us be a much more welcoming and inclusive place.”
The Hmong New Year is a time to honor ancestors and give thanks for the completion of the fall harvest.