New Library Exhibit Honors U's Hmong Heritage During Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
President Obama declared May 2013 as "Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month." In his proclamation he notes that:
"The month of May is designated as a time to recognize, appreciate, and celebrate all the contributions of our Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Please take the opportunity this month to celebrate and learn more about the culture and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have helped fulfill the promise of the American dream."
In celebration of this month, Wilson Library has mounted a special exhibit which, this year, features "Celebrating Our Hmong heritage." the exhibit focuses on some of the many firsts here at the University and on four key Hmong leaders right here on campus!
The exhibit includes a timeline and some facts that just might surprise you! The exhibit is located on first floor by the information desk.
The University Libraries work to support Asian American Studies throughout each year. Some of our recently acquired books on AAS are available in a special bookshelf near the exhibit. This list includes just a sampling of some of the DVDs in our collections available in the SMART Learning Commons.