Why this workshop is crucial: Asian Americans are the fastest growing immigrant population in the U.S., and include Hmong, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Laotian, Filipino, Asian Indian, Cambodian cultures, and more. Cultural and language differences have created difficulties and misunderstandings between the criminal justice system and AAPI communities, leading to distrust, protests, and deadly conflicts.
Penny Vang, CEO of Hawman & Co. Ms. Vang has over 20 years of working on content-sensitive solutions and training for diverse communities, in area focusing on Youth Development, Economic Development, Social Justice, Communication, and Professional Development with Educators/Public Officials. Penny is the co-founder and active partner with Hawman & Co, a Minnesota based company that provides services to non-profits, public agencies and schools around professional development in cultural diversity training, leadership development and assessment achievement. Hawman’s Clients include: Ohio Columbus Police Department; Saint Paul Minneapolis Arch Diocese, Cityview Community School, McKinley Community Services, McKinley After School Kids, Minnesota School of Science, Asian Media Access, Ascension, Risen Christ, Pope John Paul II Catholic School, Ramen Ya Transitional Home, Friendship of the Fine Arts, John A. Johnson, Photographic Arts in Burnsville Alternative High School, and the Twin Cities Eager to Learn program, etc.
ADDRESS: 553 Fairview Ave. Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104