Coming! August 15, 2021
THE YSiu HLONG EMERGENCY FUND
Honoring 30 Years of Service
“The Dr. YSiu Hlong Emergency Fund” will officially kick off with festive ceremonies, a very important announcement and special guest speakers from 2 – 3 PM on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at Barber Park, Shelter # 1. Come early to meet and talk and stay after the ceremonies for food and fun. Barber Park is located at 1500 Barber Park Dr, Greensboro, NC 27401.
June 3, 2021
2021 Symposium was a first-time event presented by the Montagnard / Asian Community Disparities Research Network and featured a number of programs, themes and speakers. Watch the recordings. (more)
January – June, 2021
The Past Is Present: New Montagnard Artists was a 6-month project to promote cultural continuity and builds strong relations between elder and young artists, introduces a writers' workshop, and expands MDA and MAO's reputation as more than a service provider. This project is made possible by funding provided from Creative Greensboro, the office of arts and culture of the City of Greensboro, through a Catalyzing Creativity Grant.
WATCH THE RECORDINGS
H'Rina DeTroy, Apocalypse Never: Writing Our Origin Stories and Imaginative Futures as Montagnard Americans. Original date: February 26, 2021; watch the video
Through Indigenous Eyes: Painted Reflections of the Montagnard Refugee Experience. Featuring studio artist Sachi Dely. Original date: March 10, 2021; watch the video
Montagnard Baroque: The Montagnard Story Reimagined. Featuring studio artist Ysue Bujiang. Original date: March 19, 2021; watch the video
Writing Our Legacies, Montagnard Storytellers and Authors over Generations. Hosted by H'Rina DeTroy with Anna Ksor Buonya, Y-Danair Niehrah, and Y-Luin Niehrah. Original date: April 9, 2021; watch the video
Voices of the Highlands, with Phun H, Abi Mlo, and Ly Nuin, co-founders of Voices of the Highlands, a digital storytelling platform by and for Montagnard/Indigenous folks. Original date: May 21, 2021; watch the video
Bilingual Children’s Storytime! Plus, Writing the Montagnard-American Experience, with author H’Abigail Mlo and translator Ha Tong about writing a Montagnard children’s book (writing and translation process). Original date: June 1, 2021; watch the video
A Historical. Artistic and Technical Appreciation of Montagnard Backstrap Weaving with Betsy Renfrew. Original date: June 2, 2021; watch the video
Artist’s Talk with Gelly Long, dancer and visual artist. Original date: June 3, 2021; watch the video
Taste of the Highlands: The Montagnard American Kitchen with Ha Tong and friends. Originally scheduled for June 4, 2021.
Montagnard American Organization: Celebrating Art, History and Community with Montagnard artists and community, including elders honored at the final ceremony. Recorded live on June 5, 2021, at CAN-NC Campus, Greensboro, NC.