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Bee Vang Moua shares her story and her husband’s family’s story of their escape from Laos to Thailand and then to the US.
Bee’s husband and his family escaped Laos in 1973 and crossed the treacherous Mekong river until they reached a refugee camp in Thailand. Bee was part of the generation of children who were born in the refugee camps in Thailand and delivers a unique perspective on her people’s history, how she has become a leader – the first and among the few of female clan councilors.
Today, Bee is the President of the Direct Language Consulting Agency and the Director of Hmong Program Asian Languages and Literature Department at the University of Minnesota.