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Hmong community celebrates milestone

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Hmong community hosted a celebration today in honor of a new professor hired to lead Hmong American studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The event included traditional Hmong food, music, and dancing. In addition several representatives of the Hmong community throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota were present.

UW-Madison students started petitioning for Hmong American studies at the university more than a decade ago.

"We're very blessed to be among all different communities who have supported our efforts for many years and we thank them for that and we are moving forward to add on all the diversity from the community to the mainstream as well," says Mai Zong Vue.

The Hmong American studies courses will include topics such as race, education, history and religion.

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