Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project: Interview with Pacyinz Lyfoung

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Titles Hmong Women's Action Team Oral History Project: Interview with Pacyinz Lyfoung
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Pacyinz Lyfoung is the daughter of Maykeu Vang Lyfoung and the niece of Song Lyfoung Vang. She is thirty years old and not married. She has no children. She has a Jurist Doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota and works as a policy specialist for the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, a state agency. She has lived in the U.S. for fourteen years. She was born in France and then immigrated to the U.S. 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. Living in France. Adjustments since coming to the U.S.-skills needed to adjust, continuing her education in English. Citizenship, leadership roles for women in U.S. versus Laos, public contributions by Hmong women. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: This interview was conducted in English. There is no Hmong transcript.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
16 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:14:52 running time
Creation Interviewee: Lyfoung, Pacyinz
Interviewer: Hang, MayKao
Subjects Hmong Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 12/17/1999
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 86 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.103.13 (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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