Thursday, June 11, 2009
Hmong Organizers Working In NoMi...
Photos By John Hoff
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet Nu Lor, (top photo, left) and Yia Yang (top photo, right) who are organizers in the North Minneapolis Hmong community.
Nu is a student at MCTC on work study, and is working for the Hawthorne Neighborhood for a couple months. It appears there will be more organizers like Nu, who will be Hmong high school students. Yia Yang, on the other hand, is...
...affiliated with the University of Minnesota, and often works with soccer teams, which are very popular in the Hmong community.
Yesterday, Yia and Nu talked to some Hmong community members about playing a role in the South Hawthorne Community Garden, accompanied by Jeff Skrenes (in the purple shirt) and Mike Klick. (middle photo, in dark hooded sweatshirt)
The South Hawthorne Community Garden continues to be a powerful tool of outreach and unification in our neighborhood, thanks to the incredibly hard work of all involved.