Hmongstory40 Sacramento Exhibit
What is Hmongstory 40?
The year 2015 marked 40 years of the Hmong migration from Laos and Thailand to the United States of America. To commemorate this special anniversary, an exhibition comprising of photographs, stories, fine art, and artifacts will be organized to showcase the Hmong experience.
Hmongstory 40 is a joint effort from many people throughout the state of California. This exhibition will provide a rare and intimate opportunity to connect with the Hmong people. From the past to the present, Hmongstory 40 will construct a different narrative that is still absent within the Hmong community and the general public at large. It is the Hmongstory because it’s a collective of our community stories. We would like to preserve and showcase some of these stories for the community to see.
Traditionally, the Hmong are widely known for their customs, traditions, and tapestry arts. There are numerous books, articles, and stories that have been written about the Hmong people. However, there has never been a complete exhibition organized to illustrate a richer perspective of looking into the Hmong experience. With this exhibition, we hope to achieve these objectives:
- To celebrate and highlight 40 years of accomplishments by Hmong in California and abroad.
- To recognize and pay tribute to our leaders, parents, and community members.
- To bridge and connect a new generation of Hmong Americans to the trauma and experiences of refugee settlement endured by their families.
- To educate the general public about the Hmong and the events that led to the changes in their history.
- To encourage the importance of cultural and historical documentation and preservation of the Hmong experience for future generations.
We’ve had two successful exhibit showcases with more than 40,000 in attendance altogether, one in Fresno and one in Merced. We especially would love to bring it here to Sacramento, being one of the most diverse cities and having the second largest Hmong population in the state.
With this being said, we’d like you to join us in support of our project as it makes its last stop in Sacramento. We still have to fundraise another $28,000 to reach our goal and pulling this exhibit together. Please consider donating to this cause; as ultimately, this goes back into the community.
Where and when will HS40 Sacramento Exhibit happen?
Consider donating today and come join us in support of our LAST and FINAL Hmongstory 40 exhibit that will be shown in Sacramento from February 11th-25th at the Enrollment Center located on 5735 47th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95824.
HS40 Exhibit Consist of 4 Phases:
Phase 1: Life in Laos (Before the war)
Phase 2: Laos and the Secret War
Phase 3: Thailand Refugee Camps
Phase 4: California and Sacramento
We have different levels of support as indicated below:
Level 1: $1,000 donation
A Community Circle Sponsor - (limited time only closes on Feb 8)
(By donating the amount of Level 1, we will give you special recognition at the exhibit, (2) VIP tickets to Roots & Legacies Benefit Concert on February 19th, (2) T-shirt, and 2 set of postcards. )
Level 2: $500 donation
(By donating the amount of Level 2, we will give you (2) VIP tickets to Roots & Legacies Benefit Concert on February 19th, (2) T-shirt, and 2 set of postcards. )
Level 3: $250 donation
(By donating the amount of Level 3, we will give you (2) General Admission tickets to the Roots & Legacies Benefit Concert on February 19th, (1) T-shirt, and (1) set of postcards.
Level 4: $100 donation
(By donating the amount of Level 4, we will give you (1) T-shirt, and (1) set of postcards.
Level 5: $25 donation
(By donating the amount of Level 5, we will give you (1) T-shirt.
Level 6: Supporter
Anything! We accept it all. Any amount.
Visit our website: www.hmongstory40.org
Visit our Facebook: www.facebook.com/hmongstory40
These donations will help with the activities, weekend events during the exhibit opening, the curating cost of displays, transportation and storage of items after exhibit show, printing, research, and more. Most of all, this will definitely help contribute making this a free and rewarding experience for the community for the 2 weeks it'll be open for. This truly won't be possible without your support. Please consider donating today.
Other ways of supporting:
1) Shop here:
2) Hmongstory 40 Presents: Roots & Legacies Benefit Concert: https://www.facebook.com/events/1418870048146507/
Hmongstory 40 Sacramento Team
HS40 - Galen Beery Video
We invite YOU!
Tuaj koom peb!