Staring Down the Tiger: Stories of Hmong American Women

An International Women's Day Event
Book cover of Staring Down the Tiger and editor Pa Der Vang

Sunday, March 8, 2–4 p.m.

Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine

This 2020 International Women's Day event features a reading and discussion of Staring Down the Tiger: Stories of Hmong American Women, which will be published in February by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.

In many cultures, the tiger is a metaphor for danger and forbidden territory. Historically, people have been encouraged to run away from the tiger. The Hmong women in this book have chosen to stare down the tiger.

Speakers include the book’s editor, St. Kate’s mission chair and associate professor Pa Der Vang, along with several esteemed contributing authors: Mai Thao Xiong, Mai Neng Moua, Kao Kalia Yang, Mainhia Moua, Boonmee Yang, and MayKao Hang.

Light refreshments, including Hmong appetizers, will be provided. A book signing will follow the event.


Otte Initiative on Women's Education

Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women

Community Co-Sponsors

Hnub Tshiab: Hmong Women Achieving Together

Minnesota Historical Society Press, the publisher

Hmong Women Today Twin Cities Chapter 

In solidarity with the One Read for Social Justice