Thursday evening, September 22

Hmong Village

Hmong Village offers shopping, services, and food. Its mission, according to its website, is, "to bring family and friends together to enjoy this great cultural experience. We strive to create a welcoming and safe atmosphere for our costumers. We are committed to improving our community and providing opportunities for everyone."

For more information about Hmong Village, please visit their website.

"Changing America"

Metropolitan State University will host the traveling exhibition “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963” from September 21 to November 4, 2016.

“Changing America” examines the relationship between two great people's movements that resulted in the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and in the March on Washington in 1963. Both grew out of decades of bold actions, resistance, organization, and vision. In the 19th century, enslaved and free Americans chipped away at slavery through daily acts of resistance, organized rebellions, and political pressure on politicians, generals, and the U.S. government, until the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. Similarly, throughout the next century, Black Americans organized parades and speeches on each Emancipation Day anniversary to remind the black community and the nation of a commitment that remained unfulfilled. These events and other 20th century demands for justice and equal rights culminated in the March on Washington.  Held on Aug. 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in the nation’s capital, the march celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

​“Changing America” is presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and is part of NEH’s Bridging Cultures initiative.

For more information on the exhibit and related programs for the public, call 651-793-1285, email, or visit this website.

The MWWHA conference committee is arranging a couple informal activities to do as a group for conference registrants who may live in the area or may be arriving Thursday for the conference.

A docent will give us a tour of the traveling exhibit, "Changing America," and then we will carpool to the Hmong Village, where we may get a tour as well. 

There is no additional charge for these activities, but we do ask that you pay for your own dinner. This webpage will be updated as plans solidify, but the evening's activities shouldn't begin before 5:00 or 6:00PM.