HAW board special thanks: Seattle New Year 2013

Hmong Association of Washington, Seattle New Year 2013, Pictures, click here. Special Thanks to Elee Yang, Elee Thaijduab on Facebook. For all of our guests, if you had your picture(s) taken at the HAW photo booth, click on the link above to view all pictures. Feel free to download your pictures from Flicker, or if you have a Flicker account, submit requests for prints. Also make sure to send in your comments to HAW. - The HAW Board

Seattle Hmong New Year – November 9, 2013

The Hmong Association of Washington will hold the 2013/2014 Seattle Hmong New Year festival on November 9, 2013 at the Seattle Center Armory (305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA 98109). The event will consist of a day program followed by evening entertainment. Food, Traditional Hmong clothes, CDs/Videos, and other Hmong-related items will be on sale through vendors at the event. The Hmong Association of Washington is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This year marks a huge milestone as it is HAW’s 30th Anniversary!!! We are bringing in soloist Maiv Xyooj and Destiny Band to celebrate big with us! Seattle Hmong New Year November 9, 2013 11:00am-6:00pm Seattle Center Armory 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109 Evening Concert with Maiv Xyooj and Destiny Band November 9, 2013 7:00pm-11:00pm Fisher Pavilion If you are looking for volunteer opportunities, performance signups, or being a sponsor, please contact us athello@hmongofwa.org.
2013 HMONG NEW YEAR CELEBRATION SCHEDULE OF EVENTS __________________________________________________________________________11:15 AM—Opening of Hmong New Year Celebration Niam Nom Xwm Vwj—Hais Kwv Txhiaj 11:30 AM—12:00 PM Hmong Association of Washington (HAW) GaoSheng Moua (Vice President of HAW, Hmong New Year Chairperson) Seng Vue (President of HAW) Robert Nellams (Director of Seattle Center) Michael Itti (CAPAA) Jouapao Yang (Hmong Community Elder)
12:00 PM—1:00 PM Cultural Performances Kalena Paj Tshiab Thao, Ntxhais Hmoob Txuj Ci (Portland, OR), Fusion of Christ, Nkauj Hmong Vaj, Doua Lee, Miss Hmong America 2013 (from Wisconsin), Ntxhais Nplaim Dej, Nkauj Hmoob Kirkland, Chong Moua Vue 1:00 PM—2:00 PM Feature Artists Maiv Xyooj—1st performance, Destiny Hmong Band 2:00 PM—3:00 PM Cultural Performances Hmong Fashion Show—produced by Spiral Youth Club Ntxhais Hmoob Txuj Ci w/ Miss Hmong Ntxhais Nplooj Ntoo, Paj Tawg Tshiab, Lig Luj, Paj Ntshua Nplaim 3:00 PM—4:00 PM Skit —performed by SYC Skit Crew Fusion Crew, Chong Ge Lee, Paj Tawg Tshiab, Nkauj Hmoob BC (British Co-lumbia), Maiv Xyooj—2nd performance, Spiral Youth Club 4:00 PM—5:00 PM Nkauj Hmoob Kirkland, Chong Ge Lee, Ntxhais Paj Liab Ntsha, Chong Moua Vue, Es Lis, Restricted, Lig Luj, Ntxhais Hmoob Txuj Ci, YeeLeng Vang, 5:00 PM—6:00 PM Nkauj Hmoob Sib Sau (Portland, OR), Billy & Janet, Nkauj Hmoob Lauj, Es Lis, Korean Hwarang Martial Arts Federation, Lylian Lor __________________________________________________________________________ NON-STAGE ACTIVITIES 12:00 PM—2:00 PM Children’s Activities Located on the Balcony, upstairs and to the left of the Main Stage. 12:00 PM—4:00 PM Hmong 30 Year Timeline and Family Photo Shoot Located on 1st floor, Armory West Stage.  


ATTENTION WASHINGTON STATE HMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS The deadline to submit your HAW Education Award application is approaching: June 16th 2013 Applications can be found on the links below.   Education In our effort to promote higher education, HAW will be offering a $500 education award for 2013. To qualify you must be a High School senior graduating this summer/fall 2013 and planning on attending a 2 or 4-year college in the next fall/winter quarter. Qualified candidates for the award MUST meet the following requirements: 1) graduating HS in 2013 2) attending a 2 or 4 year college next fall/winter
  •   a letter of acceptance from the college or university is required
  •   a letter of intent to attend college will be acceptable on a case-by-case basis.
3) Complete and submit the HAW Education Award Application by June 16th 2013.

Community Updates: Resources

Reminder to students and parents, there are scholarship opportunities abound: HAW wants to remind you about the College Bound Program. To find out more, visit: www.collegebound.wa.gov Free or low-cost health insurance for their children through age 18 is available through Apple For Kids Health Insurance. To find out more visit: https://www.myapplehealth.org   RISING SEAS The office of Minority Affairs and Diversity at the University of Washington is hosting a conference to encourage and foster the leadership of underrepresented Southeast Asians and other Asian Americans. The event is to be held Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the University of Washington – Seattle Campus To find out more visit: http://depts.washington.edu/reach/events-and-programs/summer-events/rising-seas/

Hmong Association of Washington Elections

Are you interested in being a board member or officer of the Hmong Association of Washington (HAW)? This year is another election year for HAW. HAW invites you and your family to help us select the board of directors and advisers for the next two years. The organization is not mine or yours; it belongs to all of us. For the organization to grow, we all have to give a helping hand. The organization has progressed in the past years; please come support it for the future. That day, the organization will also recap the past year and also talk about the tasks for the upcoming year. We hope to see everyone there! What: HAW Board Elections When: Saturday January 26th, 2013 @ 4pm Where: Mt Virgin Church, 1531 Bradner Place South, Seattle WA 98144

Tou Ger Xiong Visits Seattle for Arts & Social Change Symposium

WHAT  A regional symposium for arts administrators, artists, social service professionals, government representatives, and social justice leaders from around the Pacific Northwest. WHERE  Seattle Center, Seattle, WA (Northwest Rooms and the Playhouse/Intiman) WHEN  Friday, October 12 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Evening Program 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday, October 13 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) WHY Inspire through the arts and understand social change. For more information, go to the Arts & Social Change Symposium website:http://www.artsandsocialchange.org

Guaranteed Tuition for Qualifying College-Bound 8th Grade Students

Did you know that the State of Washington will guarantee tuition to a Washington public college or university to any student on the federal free and reduced lunch program — if that student maintains a 2.0 grade point average and does not commit a felony during high school? It’s true. But they have to enroll in the scholarship program by the 8th grade. And the deadline is almost here. It’s called the College Bound Scholarship Program, and our goal is for 100 percent of eligible 8th graders in Seattle to be enrolled in the College Bound Scholarship program by the June 30, 2012 deadline. Last year Mayor Mike McGinn’s office was able to help meet that goal by getting the word out in the community about this incredible opportunity. In fact, last year 42% more kids signed up than in 2010. We need to step up and take responsibility as a city to help our children, especially when many families cannot afford to send their kids to college. Even if you don’t have a child who qualifies, you probably know someone who does. Please share the above information and the following link as widely as possible. Students may apply for the College Bound Scholarship online at: http://hecb.wa.gov/collegebound For more information on this program, download the FAQs document: College Bound Scholarship FAQs

Seattle Hmong New Year 2011

Nyob Zoo Xyoo Tshiab!  That means “Happy New Year” in Hmong.  Join us as we bring in the new year!  Come and enjoy delicious Hmong food, traditional dances, cultural shows, music, and much more.  This year’s celebration event will be held on November 5, 2011 from 11:00am-10pm at the Fisher Pavilion at the Seattle Center (305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109).  The festival is FREE and open to the public. The Hmong Association of Washington is proud to host Tou SaiKo Lee from St. Paul, Minnesota as our Ethnic Arts Cultural Enhancement Fund artist this year.  Tou is a spoken word artist, mentor, and hip-hop enthusiast.  He has performed on stage with his brother as the duo, “Delicious Venom” and his hip-hop group, PosNoSys (Post Nomadic Syndrome).  Additionally he enjoys collaborating with many other artists, including his grandmother, Youa Chang. An up and coming melodic hip-hop group that has aslo collaborated with Tou and will be making their way to Seattle from Sacramento, CA is The FamiLy.  The members include James Mua, Peter Lao, and Viem Lo.  This group draws their inspiration from their faith and their Hmong roots. HAW would also like to welcome Yami Lee to the Pacific Northwest.  Yami is an aspiring artist who hopes to be the first Hmong-American mainstream singer. The evening portion of the event will include a concert by a local Hmong band, The Forever Band.

Hmong Exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum

For the past 6 months, the Wing Luke Asian Museum has been working with representatives from the Hmong community in Seattle to plan and design the Hmong exhibit at the WLAM. The grand opening was March 4th, at 5PM and was very successful.  There was a large group of support from the community to see this display of Hmong culture. The dancing group Silver Kiss performed a traditional Hmong dance while traditional snacks were sampled, including sticky rice (mov nplaum) and Hmong sausage (hnyuv ntxwm Hmoob).  After the opening introductions, the group toured the newly opened exhibit entitled “Paj Ntaub: Stories of Hmong in Washington” as well as the other interesting collections in the Asian museum.

Seattle Hmong New Year 2010 – REVIEW

We hope everyone enjoyed the Hmong New Year at the Seattle Center. The day programming went smoothly this year and we had performances throughout the whole day. The evening party was sold out – sorry for those who did not get a ticket, but the venue had a limit on how many people could be inside. Next year, we will find a larger party venue. The New Year Committee appreciates the community’s support of our event. Thank you to everyone, especially the youths, for respecting our event and keeping it safe. The New Year Committee has purchased gift cards for the stage performers. If you left the New Year without receiving your gift card, please contact HAW via email or phone. We appreciate all our performers and the time you give to make our event fun every year.