Thi Ton was born in Vietnam. She came to the United States in 2009, living first in California and then Minnesota. She graduated from Humbolt High School in St. Paul, MN, and is currently a student at the University of Minnesota.
Anh-Thu Phan is a social justice activist who was born in Saigon, Vietnam. Her family left the country at the end of the American war in Vietnam. They resettled in Minnesota with the help of a Lutheran church. Motivated by her family’s experiences, Anh…
Sophie Navarro was born in Wuhan, China and adopted at five months old by a family from San Francisco. She grew up there and later moved to St. Paul, MN to attend Macalester College.
Jennie Kim was born in Daegu, South Korea in 1993. She and her family moved to the United States in 1998 and she grew up in California. She moved to St. Paul, MN in 2011 to attend Macalester College.
Nancy Fong (Kong Y Yee) was born in Kowloon, Hong Kong. She and her family moved to the United States in 1962 to reunite with her father, who had come to the United States in 1960 in search of work. Nancy grew up in Chicago.
Yeng was born in Moos Manj, Laos. She and her family fled across the Mekong River into Thailand after the communist takeover of Laos. She lived in Nong Khai and Ban Vinai Camps in Thailand. She has 10 surviving children, 11 in total. She emigrated in…
Mor was born in Laos. Her husband joined the "Secret War" in Laos against the communists. Her husband, her children, and her grandson were killed. Mor arrived in the United States in 1978.
Manichan was born in Muang Cha, Laos. She is the daughter of Zam Va Yang and the wife of Colonel Shong Leng Xiong. She is a survivor of the Secret War in Laos. Her family helped American soldiers during the war, and she lost her grandfather after…