By LINDA KIM
ST. PAUL (April 21, 2013) — HnubTshiab: Hmong Women Achieving Together, a non-profit organization, invites community members, leaders, and organizational partners to attend a community listening session on domestic violence. This event is sparked by an incident in the community last month, which resulted in the deaths of three members of the Hmong community.
Details and specifics of recent domestic violence cases in the Hmong community will not be discussed at the event. According to Kaohly Her, executive director, “The main goal of the listening session is to openly discuss domestic violence in the hope of gaining insight so that we do not continue to enable it.” While domestic violence is not unique to the Hmong community, HnubTshiab would like to explore the issue, its root causes, and potential solutions from a cultural perspective.
The community listening session will be on Wednesday, May 1, from 6:00-9:00pm. The location is Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul, MN 55104. Food will be provided and parking is available in the adjacent ramp.
Although HnubTshiab is hosting the dialogue, the organization is hoping for an expansive and collaborative effort. In addition to key organizations and leaders, individual community members are also invited and encouraged to attend.
HnubTshiab: Hmong Women Achieving Together is a St. Paul-based non-profit organization that was incorporated in March 2007.The mission of HnubTshiab is to be a catalyst for lasting cultural, institutional, and social change to improve the lives of Hmong women.
For information contact Kaohly Her, Executive Director, HnubTshiab: Hmong Women Achieving Together, P.O. Box 14127, Saint Paul, MN 55114, or call 651-224-5696.