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December 3, 1999
Susan Beasy Latto, Director of Public Relations 218-726-8830
Koua Vang, UMD Student Equity Programs Coordinator 218-726-6335
Susan Pelayo-Woodward, UMD Achievement Center Coordinator 218-726-8444
Festus Addo-Yobo, Student Equity Programs Coordinator 218-726-6187


UMD HOSTS HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF CULTURES
Hmong New Year, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas
December 11, 1999


University of Minnesota Duluth will host the Holiday Festival of Cultures on December 11, 1999 in the UMD Kirby Student Center Ballroom (3rd floor).

The Hmong New Year will be celebrated from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Traditional Hmong ball tossing, folk songs, and dancing will be performed.

The Holiday Festival of Cultures will take place at 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Events include a Chinese Lion Dance, Kwanza holiday performances, an Hispanic/Latino/Chicana pinata, and a potluck dinner.

Special guest speaker LeePao Xiong will present The Hmong at the Crossroads: Twenty Years in the U.S. at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Festival activities will be followed by a dance from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Sponsors of the event are: UMD Asian-American Learning Resource Center, UMD African-American Learning Resource Center, and UMD Hispanic/Latino/Chicana Learning Resource Center.

The Festival is free and open to the public.

All activities will be held in the UMD Kirby Student Center Ballrrom (3rd floor).




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