The Fil-Minnesotan Association, in partnership with the University of Minnesota and several Asian-American and community based organizations, will sponsor a bicultural seminar August 21, 2010, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455. The seminar, “Bicultural Issues and Concerns,” will address issues in the context of family relationships and struggles in the complex multi-cultural American society.
The goals of the seminar are to develop an awareness of the forces affecting the immigrant family and its impact on the young; identify positive and effective ways in which these forces can be managed; and to provide an opportunity for parents and youths to share information and experience and to provide parents and youths with methods and ideas that foster effective relationships.
Guest speakers will share their perspectives of growing up and living in Minnesota. The speakers include: Lee Pao Xiong, executive director, Center for Hmong Studies at Concordia College; Maryam Beltran Shapland, M.D., and Anne Sumangil, M. Ed./Director of Community and Career Development. Rasmussen College.
Participants will also have the opportunity to take part in a variety of workshops identified by Asian American focus groups dealing with expectations, family rules and coping/resolution. The issues will also be presented as hard hitting dramatic presentation – staged by Asian-American youths and parents that will be the spring board of discussions during the breakout sessions.
Asian American junior/senior high school, college students and young professionals, parents of Asian American youths, teachers, counselors, social workers and other professionals interested in Asian American youth are invited to attend.
The fee to attend is $5 for students with ID, $10 for individuals, $25 for families, and $30 for professionals. For information and to register contact Tito Sumangil at 763-557-0676, or email [email protected]; Lita Malicsi at 612-861-2397 or [email protected]; or David Ong at 651-356-5424 or [email protected].