Building Our Community: Hmong in the Chippewa Valley

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Program Description


This three part series will dive deep into the history of Hmong people in China, their participation in the Secret War, their immigration journey to the United States, and finally, the experiences of Hmong residents here in the Chippewa Valley.

  • Session 1 - An Introduction to the Hmong (Oct. 18)
  • Session 2 - The Secret War and the Hmong Diaspora (Nov. 1)
  • Session 3 - Living Among Us: Engaging with the Hmong Community (Nov. 15)

This series will be facilitated by three emerging Hmong women-owned consulting businesses: CML Consulting, Roots Consulting, and KV Consulting. Collectively, they have invested over 20 years of community engagement here in the Eau Claire area, specializing in EDI, Hmong language and culture, and capacity-building training.

Registration Required

Please register below for each individual session you would like to attend.


This program is made possible through the generous support of the following groups.

Major Sponsors: Wisconsin Humanities Council • Pablo Foundation

Gold Sponsors: Mayo Clinic Health System • Jamf • Pablo Center at the Confluence

Silver Sponsors: WIPFLI • Market & Johnson

Bronze Sponsors: Commonweal Development Corp. • Northwestern Bank

Participating Small Business: Ambient Inks


If you need a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations, please notify Information & Reference (715-839-5004, at least 48 hours before the program.