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Hmong International Academy Presents Elders’ Wisdom, Children’s Song™ with Smithsonian Folkways recording artist, Larry Long

May 13, 2012

Minneapolis, MN – Hmong International Academy will host a community celebration honoring three elders in the Hmong International Academy gymnasium on Thursday, May 17, 2012, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM. Address: 1501 - 30th Ave.North, Minneapolis, MN, 55411. Free and open to the public.

The Elder Wisdom, Children’s Song™ community celebration is brought to you by Community Celebration of Place (501-C-3) in partnership with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and the West Metro Education Program (WMEP).

Long, Executive Director of Community Celebration of Place and creator of Elders’ Wisdom, Children’s Song, has been working with 3rd, 5th, and 8th grade students at Hmong International Academy to collectively write songs and gather recitations that honor the life stories of the following community elders:

Contact Information:
Larry Long, Executive Director
Community Celebration of Place
3357 - 36th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-722-9775

Mary Davis, Music Teacher
Hmong International Academy
1501 - 30th Ave. North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Testimonials

I had the most awesome musical experience of my life—when I heard the fourth grade children at Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion school sing “Your Song” honoring our Elders! One of the elders was my son John. WHAT A SONG!

Thank You, Jack Tschida

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