Thank you for your registration!
We look forwad to seeing you at
Yahara Hills Golf Course in Madison, WI
June 9th & 10th
Check-in Time 7am-8am
See you there!
|...$1000 or up||
Tier 1 (Platinum level) $1000 or up
Tier 5 (Gift Level) --Individual/Business will be acknowledged at the event.
Maiv Dawb Yaj resides in Wausau, WI. She graduated with her Associates Degree in Culinary Arts in 2016 from Madison College and is currently a Senior attending the University of Wisconsin – Stout for her Bachelors Degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management. During her spare time, she enjoys: baking macarons, sewing, teaching dance, traveling, and emceeing for new years and celebrations, and last but not least, volunteering in the Hmong community.
..Thanks Tshais Vang for the photo!..
As Miss Hmong USA 2018, I have many goals to accomplish before my term is over. My first goal is to bring to light the issue of domestic violence within our Hmong community and to work with our Hmong men and women to educate, protect, and prevent further violence. My second goal is to create a documentary in honor of our Hmong veterans who had fought in the Secret War and to thank those who are currently serving the United States today. Last but not least, I would like to advocate for the continued teachings of our culture, traditions, and talents amongst our Hmong youth.
Maiv Dawb Yaj
Miss Hmong USA 2018
..Thanks Xeng Vaj for the photo!..
Hmong Americans are the largest Asian ethnic group in the state of Wisconsin. Allies of the United States in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War and later stages of the Laotian Civil War, they started seeking asylum as political refugees after the communist takeover in both nations in 1975. They were subject to targeted attacks in Laos and more than one hundred thousand Hmong were estimated to have been killed in the aftermath.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there were 49,240 Hmong persons living in Wisconsin, making up 0.9% of the state's population. Wisconsin has the third-largest Hmong population, after California and Minnesota. In the Madison area they are about 4,230 Hmong people live here. As of 2014, the largest Hmong populations in the state are located in Madison, Green Bay/Appleton(Fox Valley), La Crosse, Milwaukee, Sheboygan, and Wausau.
Madison: The Wisconsin Hmong Association (WHA) and Hmong Madison Community celebrate their New Year on the last weekend of November. The daytime programs includes special guest speakers, culture show, food, Flea Market, traditional ball tossing, eating, buying gifts, competitions, etc. The evening programs celebrate the passing of the old year and welcoming of the new with song and dance. Often time there will be special band or special singer(s) from other states or country.
Our Mission is to Advance the Hmong-American Community in the 21st Century
Through Education, Social Economic, and Community Development.