Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project: Interview with Bao Vang

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Titles Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project: Interview with Bao Vang
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Bao Vang is a half sister of Kim Yang. She was born in Long Cheng, Laos in 1973. She is a White Hmong. Her family immigrated to the U.S. twenty-one years ago. She graduated from high school, married at seventeen and has two children. Her husband belongs to the Moua clan. Currently, she works for American Express as a Distribution Coordinator. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Biographical information and religious affiliation. Childhood-school attendance, duties at home, community service, skills taught, social activities as a child, aspirations as a child. Hmong women's roles-decision making inside and outside of home and clan, women in leadership roles and how they are seen in the community, what women do to support their families, family planning, when women feel respected or disrespected. The war and living in refugee camps-memories of fleeing Laos, of refugee camps, difference in treatment of men and women in the camps. Adjustments since coming to the U.S.-skills needed to adjust, learning English, skills from Laos and Thailand that are adaptable or useable in the U.S., citizenship, leadership roles for women in the U.S. versus Laos, public contributions by Hmong women. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: The interview was conducted predominantly in Hmong. The Hmong transcript and an English translation are bound together for this interview.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
24 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:39:07 running time
Creation Interviewee: Vang, Bao
Interviewer: Yang, Kim
Subjects Hmong Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 12/17/1999
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 86 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.103.16 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project'


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