8:30 a.m. : Hmong History
This presentation will explore who the Hmong people are and their social and political experiences in historical context. It will highlight their entanglement in larger political and military confrontations during the 19th and 20th centuries that resulted in their eventual forced migration to the Western Hemisphere in the late 1970s. We will also discuss their settlement patterns in the United States.
Chia Youyee Vang, Ph.D.
10:00 a.m. : Break
10:15 a.m. : Contemporary Hmong Cultural Practices and Language Experiences
This presentation examines Hmong social structure and aspects of Hmong cultural practices and language experiences that have been maintained in the U.S. context. It also considers the challenges that the increasingly diverse Hmong American population confront as they navigate systems and institutions to create community and a sense of belonging.
Chia Youyee Vang, Ph.D.
11:15 a.m. : Southeast Asian Immigration and Deportation Issues
A look at who is at risk of being deported, as well as types of crimes that commonly trigger deportation.
Susan Jorgensen, Mai Neng Moua
12:05 p.m. : Lunch
1:05 p.m. : Representing Hmong Clients in Family Law
- Cultural marriages and divorce
- Clan mediation
- Effects of Shamanism
1:45 p.m. : Break
2:00 p.m. : Criminal Proceedings Involving Immigrants
Moderator: Evangeline Dhawan
Megan Galasso, Fue Thao, Hon. Adam C. Yang
2:45 p.m. : You Can’t Change What You Can’t See: Can the Rules of Professional Conduct Improve Our Vision and Help Us Overcome Implicit Bias Through Cultural Competency?
As lawyers we are a public citizen with a special responsibility for the quality of justice. We have a duty to cultivate knowledge and employ that knowledge in the reform of the law. We also have a duty of competency. In this presentation, we will explore whether our duty of competency includes cultural competency and learn about some specific examples of cultural competency. We will also explore how our other duties under the Rules can help us improve our vision, to help us see what has been unseen, and change what needs to be changed. Please join me as we examine our role as a public citizen with a special responsibility for.
Aviva M. Kaiser
3:50 p.m. : Program Concludes
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