Asian American Lecture Series: Voices for Change

Guest Lecture & Panel Discussion with Dr.  Jane Hamilton-Merritt 
Author of Tragic Mountains: The Hmong, the Americans, and the Secret Wars for Laos, 1942-1992
About the Author: Dr. Jane Hamilton-Merritt, journalist, photographer, war-correspondent, historian, human rights advocate, expert on Southeast Asia, was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1998 and again in 2000 for her work on behalf of the Hmong people of Laos.
Objectives: At this special event, participants will learn about the Hmong through a guest lecture and discussion and be able to identify the impact of these wars on the health of the Hmong and be able to identify culturally sensitive health care services to the Hmong. 
Event Collaborators: Hmong Student Association, Psi Sigma Phi Multicultural Fraternity, Inc., Asian Students Association, Southeast Asian Coalition, Tragic Mountains Proposal Committee, *With support from the School of Nursing and the College of Education, First Hmong United Methodist Church of Charlotte, and the Lao-Hmong American Coalition of North Carolina Chapter.
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, March 18, 2015:
5:30 p.m.-6 p.m.  Reception for faculty and staff
6 p.m.-6:10 p.m.  Opening remarks & Introduction of Tragic Mountains Proposal Committee, Dr. Jane Hamilton-Merritt, and Hmong American Veterans 
6:10 p.m.-8 p.m.  Lecture by Dr. Jane Hamilton-Merritt 
Thursday, March 19, 2015:
10 a.m.-10:15 a.m.  Opening remarks and Introduction of Dr. Jane Hamilton-Merritt, moderator, Hmong veterans, & panelists
10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.  Q & A & Discussion with Dr. Hamilton-Merritt and panelists made up of Hmong veterans of the Secret Wars, other Hmong survivors of these wars, and Hmong youths born and raised in the U.S.
11:45 a.m. -12 p.m. Conclusion and wrap-up
**Funded by the Chancellor's Diversity Challenge Fund at UNC Charlotte.

Event Date/Time 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Event Details

Cone University Center McKnight Hall