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Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project: Interview with MayKao Hang
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: MayKao Hang is the daughter of Sua Vu Yang and the granddaughter of See Lee. She is 27 years old. She is from the Yang clan and married into the Hang clan. She has been married four years and has one son. She has a master's degree in Public Affairs. She is the Director of Resident Services for St. Paul Housing. Her family immigrated to the U.S. in 1976. She was born in Sayaboury, NangHia, Laos. She is a White Hmong. 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.
1 hour sound cassette
33 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
00:54:50 running time
Interviewee: Hang, MayKao
Interviewer: Hang, May Yang
Hmong Americans -- Minnesota.
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 86 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.103.10 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project'