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No plans this July 4th?

No plans this July 4th? Going to this year’s annual Hmong Freedom Celebration 2014 Hmong soccer tournament? Well, stop on by CHAT Freedom Festival! We’re hosting our 11th Annual Hmong Arts and Music Festival at the McMurry Field by the Como Pool area. There will be live performances from musical Hmong artists from all over the nation, arts, music and many fun activities great for all ages.

Then, Friday night of the July 4th at The Mounds Theater, we’re hosting our annual Freedom Fest Music Celebration! The TWIN CITY FRITTER AND PHILLY food truck will also be at our event. Stop by and enjoy the music, as well as a plethora of wonderful food!

Twin City Fritter and Philly
Twin City Fritter and Philly

Come Join us @ Mounds Theater

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In the Spotlight with Jennifer Thao

IMG_7653-smI had the great pleasure to sit down with recent University of Minnesota CEHD graduate and new CHAT Youth Leadership Group Counselor, Jennifer Thao at the charming picturesque Nina’s Coffee Cafe, located in Cathedral Hill of St Paul. As a Board member and arts lover, I must say I am proud that CHAT has a bright and talented young leader guiding the Youth Leadership Group (YLG).
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2014 Fresh Traditions Designers

Congratulations everyone! We’re in for another fantastic show! The designers for the 8th Annual Fresh Traditions Fashion Show was selected earlier this month! This year’s featured designers are:

From Minnesota: Mai See Her, Kia Moua Kehrer, Mai Ceceil Lee, PaFoua Vang Xiong, and Vanessa Vu
From Wisconsin: Phoua Vang
From California: Duo design team, Hilltribe Fusion

With design inspirations from Gothic Lolita to bridal wear, we’ve got spectacular show in the works. We want to give a BIG thank you to all our applicants. Due to the limited amount of space and time, we couldn’t make do to accept all of our submissions. However, we highly encourage you all to re-apply for next year’s 2015 show. Thanks so much for your support!