The Minnesota Alliance on Crime hosts Transforming Generations, an advocacy organization that aims to organize, educate, and transform cultural and power dynamics to end gender-based violence with services that are culturally relevant to the Hmong community. Presenter Seng Xiong will discuss resources, dos and don’ts, and provide a framework for working with LGBTQ+ survivors of the Hmong Community.
In this session, we will look into foundational values and skills of what it means to provide support for Hmong LGBTQ+ individuals that take into consideration of the cultural and social experiences of these unique communities. Through this framework, we will share tools that help to examine the intricacies of identity development, cycles of violence and impactful trends seen over the years. Our hope is to continue fostering a more trauma-informed and culturally competent approach to how we provide advocacy when serving Hmong LGBTQ+ people.
Seng Xiong (they/them) currently serves as the Queer Justice Coordinator at Transforming Generations. They oversee the LGBTQ+ drop-in support group, Sib Hlub Circle, that has been going on since the height of the pandemic last year. In their work, they seek to provide ongoing assistance for individuals in need of resources and community that may revolve around coming out, gender identity, family violence and more.
Seng has provided facilitations over the past couple of years that offer LGBTQ+ training, communal healing, and healthy relationships across generational lines.