012: Happiness

In episode #012, historian Kong Pha (pha98523@gmail.com)  joins the co-hosts of #hoochim to talk about Choua Xiong, an elderly Hmong woman who was bitten by Coon Rapids’ police k9 and the community response to this incident; Hmong people, identity politics, and politics; Hmong LGBTQ and our narratives and happiness; and what Kong Pha is up to.

Below is the list of links for what we mentioned and talked about in this episode:

Choua Xiong bitten by Coon Rapids’ police k9 – http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/02/05/police-canine-bites-woman-coon-rapids/

Press Conference coverage by Suab Hmong news: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVLiBW0fR7I

Kong Pha’s article, A call to move from identity politics to radical local engagement: http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/community-voices-a-call-to-move-from-identity-politics-to-radical-local-engagement/

Claiming place, on the agency of Hmong women, http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/claiming-place

Chapter: Finding queer Hmong America : gender, sexuality, culture, and happiness among Hmong LGBTQ

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Illustration for this episode was made by co-host Paj Huab Hawj.