Hmong American Voices exhibit coming to Santori Library in Aurora

traditional Hmong clothing. The program will begin at 5:40 p.m. Members of the church contributed articles and stories to the exhibit. “We are thrilled to be a part of what NIU is doing to showcase the Hmong in Illinois,” said Asia Yang, the church’s pastor. “In developing the original Storytelling exhibit, we realized the potential for strengthening our relationship with the Hmong community in Aurora,” said Rachel Drochter, research assistant at the Pick Museum. “When we were given the opportunity by the Dunham Fund to give the exhibit a longer life, our goal was to focus on and bring more visibility to the local Hmong community. “Aurora is a diverse city with families who have been here for generations as well as folks who represent newer immigrant communities. I think the stories shared by Hmong Americans about their journey to the Midwest and their lives now, will truly resonate with and engage visitors to the Aurora Public Library.” The event is free and open to the public and is supported by The Dunham Fund and CEP Exhibit Productions as well as Northern Illinois University and the Aurora Public Library. This item was posted by a community contributor. To read more about community contributors, click here.

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