Events

Hip Hop Dance Workshop: Extreme Breakin’

WHEN: Thursday, May 2, 20131:20-3:10 pm
WHERE: 249 Lathrop Hall (2nd floor, west wing)
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Peggy Choy at pachoy@wisc.edu
Co-Sponsors: Asian American Studies Program, Dance Program, Office of the Vice-Provost and Chief Diversity Office

Ze Motion teach the “power-science” of breaking

Open to UW-Madison students; to reserve place, email: pachoy@wisc.edu

Panel & Dance Showing: “Like Water: Environmental Justice Through the Lens of Science and Hip Hop Dance”

WHEN: Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 12 – 1:30 pm
WHERE: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, The Forum, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 330 N Orchard St, Madison, WI 53715
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Peggy Choy at pachoy@wisc.edu
Co-Sponsors: UW-Madison Office of the Vice-Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, UW-Madison Dance Department, 10th International Breakin’ The Law Urban Dance Festival

Moderated by Peggy Choy, with guest panelists Melanie West (Tiz Media, Illinois), Lainet Garcia-Rivera (Center for Ecology, Milwaukee), and Prof. Patty Loew (Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison)

Dancers Sekou Heru, Ze Motion and Lacouir Yancey perform in Choy’s new dance work-in-progress

Hip Hop Dance & Martial Arts Fusion Workshop

WHEN: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 1:20-3:10 pm
WHERE: Lathrop Hall, Studio 249 (2nd floor, west wing)
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Peggy Choy at pachoy@wisc.edu
Co-Sponsors: Asian American Studies Program, Dance Program, Office of the Vice-Provost and Chief Diversity Office

Guest dancers Ze Motion and Lacouir Yancey will teach breaking, Sekou Heru will teach his Power House Fitness™ (his own fusion of fitness, house style & martial arts) in Peggy Choy’s Afro Asian Improv class.

Open to UW-Madison students; to reserve a place, email: pachoy@wisc.edu

Breakin’ for Wellness: Hip Hop Dance Workshop

WHEN: Monday, April 29, 2013, 6-7 pm
WHERE: 510 Lathrop Hall
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Peggy Choy at pachoy@wisc.edu
Co-Sponsors: Asian American Studies Program, Dance Program, Office of the Vice-Provost and Chief Diversity Office

Lacouir Yancey teaches a breaking workshop that integrates body wellness “for the long haul.”

Dance Informance: “Be Like Water: Exploring Martial Arts and Urban Dance Connections with Ecosurvival”

WHEN: Monday, April 29, 2013, Noon -1:30 pm
WHERE: Student Activity Center, Multipurpose Room
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Peggy Choy at pachoy@wisc.edu
Co-Sponsors: Asian American Studies Program, Dance Program, Office of the Vice-Provost and Chief Diversity Office

Peggy Choy will address the theme of water resources and ecosurvival through martial arts and urban dance. The Peggy Choy Dance Company will show a new work-in-progress, “Like Water” along with hands-on dance workshop.

Dancers: Sekou Heru, Ze Motion, Lacouir Yancey

What Kind of Peace? Hmong Americans in Homeland Conflict a research talk by Dr. Nengher Vang

WHEN: Friday, March 8, 2013, 4-5:30pm
WHERE: 2235 Nancy Nicholas Hall (the re-newed School of Human Ecology Building)
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Lynet Uttal, luttal@wisc.edu OR Yer Lor, aasp@mailplus.wisc.edu

Dr. Nengher N. Vang is Assistant Professor of History in the Dept. of History and Political Science at Elizabeth City State University. He received his Ph.D from the University of Minnesota and was visiting instructor in Asian American Studies at UW-Madison and postdoctoral fellow in Hmong Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include Hmong transnational politics, religions, and community development.

Migration, Settlement and Placemaking: Hmong American War Memorials a research talk by Dr. Chia Youyee Vang

WHEN: Monday, March 4, 2013, 4-5:30pm
WHERE: 2235 Nancy Nicholas Hall (the re-newed School of Human Ecology Building)
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Lynet Uttal, luttal@wisc.edu OR Yer Lor, aasp@mailplus.wisc.edu

Dr. Chia Youyee Vang is associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she is founder and coordinator of the Hmong Diaspora Studies certificate program. She has conducted extensive research on the politics of U.S. refugee policies and programs and the myriad ways that refugees build communities in host societies. She is author of Hmong America: Reconstructing Community in Diaspora (University of Illinois Press, 2010).

Hmong Americans’ Movements Against Welfare Reform and for Political Inclusion a research talk by Mr. Yang Sao Xiong

WHEN: Friday, March 1, 2013, 4-5:30pm
WHERE: 2235 Nancy Nicholas Hall (the re-newed School of Human Ecology Building)
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Lynet Uttal, luttal@wisc.edu OR Yer Lor, aasp@mailplus.wisc.edu

Mr. Yang Sao Xiong is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at UCLA. His research interests include the study of racial and linguistic inequalities in public schools and the political incorporation of immigrants in the U.S. He serves on the editorial board of the Hmong Studies Journal and the doctoral student editorial review board of the Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement.

Advancing Hmong American Education and Career Development: A Psychosociocultural Investigation of 1.5 Generation Hmong American Women a research talk by Dr. Ava Yang

WHEN: Monday, February 25, 2013, 4-5:30pm
WHERE: 2235 Nancy Nicholas Hall (the re-newed School of Human Ecology Building)
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Lynet Uttal, luttal@wisc.edu OR Yer Lor, aasp@mailplus.wisc.edu

Dr. Ava Yang holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her professional work has included research, teaching, counseling, evaluation, and consultation. Dr. Yang is currently a visiting assistant professor at UW-Madison where she teaches Hmong American studies courses in the Asian American Studies Program.

Dragging Histories: A Feminist Reading of Hmong American Narratives in Gran Torino a research talk by Dr. Ma Vang

WHEN: Friday, February 22, 2013, 4-5:30pm
WHERE: 2235 Nancy Nicholas Hall (the re-newed School of Human Ecology Building)
CONTACT: For more information, please contact Lynet Uttal, luttal@wisc.edu OR Yer Lor, aasp@mailplus.wisc.edu

Dr. Ma Vang is a University of California (UC) President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Riverside in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Southeast Asian Studies Program. Her research focuses on Hmong and Asian American Studies, gender and critical race theory, critical refugee studies and immigration, history, and US imperialism. She received her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from UC San Diego.

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