Kao Kalia Yang is a teacher, public speaker, and writer. Yang is the author of the award-winning book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir (Coffee House Press, 2008) and the book, The Song Poet (Metropolitan Books, 2016). She is a graduate of Carleton College and Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Kao Kalia lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her family.
Kao Kalia Yang is a member of the Hmong ethnic minority. Born in Thailand’s Ban Vinai Refugee Camp, Yang is now an American citizen.
This talk is part of a year-long series, organized by the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM), in partnership with the Asian American Cultural Center at Yale and the Asian American Studies Working Group, that highlights new work that advances the field of Asian American Studies.
Fall 2017 RITM Asian American Speaker Series Events:
October 12, 2017: On the Margins of the Mestizo Nation: Chinese in Mexico from the Revolution to the Cold War
-Jason Oliver Chang, Assistant Professor of History and Asian American Studies, University of Connecticut
-Fredy González ’13 Ph.D. (History), Assistant Professor of Latin America, University of Colorado, Boulder
4:30 pm • Asian American Cultural Center at Yale, 295 Crown St.
November 16, 2017: A Conversation with Kao Kalia Yang: Timothy Dwight College Tea
-Kao Kalia Yang, Author of Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, The Song Poet, and other works
4:30-6 pm • Timothy Dwight Head of College House, 63 Wall St.
November 29, 2017: Hacking the DSM to Save Our Lives: An Asian American Mental Health Intervention
-Mimi Khúc, Adjunct Lecturer, Asian American Studies Program, University of Maryland; Editor, “Open in
Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health,” The Asian American Literary Review
4:30 pm • HGS (320 York St.), Room 211
November 30, 2017: Tarot Card Reading Workshop
-Mimi Khúc, Adjunct Lecturer, Asian American Studies Program, University of Maryland; Editor, “Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health,” The Asian American Literary Review
12-2 pm • Asian American Cultural Center at Yale, 295 Crown St. • Registration required. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to save your spot.