Come and have a great time at H.O.P.E.’s 4th annual culture show! For those who is wondering what H.O.P.E. stands for, it’s Hope Opportunity Program for Education.  H.O.P.E. is a Sacramento City College club whose mission is to promote higher education within the Hmong community while increasing awareness of the Hmong culture and history. They aim to motivate and encourage high school students to achieve a college degree and to decrease the drop-out rate of Hmong college students on campus.

H.O.P.E. holds fundraisers every year and use the proceeds to create scholarships to give out.  This club was founded back in 2006 with less than 8 people, but now it has over 30 people and it’s in the best shape it has ever been.

This year’s culture show consist of many presentations; from acting to dancing and even poetry to rap, featuring guest star Proto J!  There will even have the tradition Hmong instrument called Qeej.  The Qeej sounds similar to a bagpipe and is made out of reeds.  Used mostly during celebrations and funerals, and even as a way to do poetry.

The theme this year will be “Evolving A’Hmong Us.”  Mixing the old traditional way with the new modern twist to it.  “This year will be the most entertaining and interactive show that it’ll ever be!” Says See Vang, President of the H.O.P.E. Club.

The culture show will be held at Sacramento City College in front of the Student Center at the main quad, near the student cafe.  If it rains that day it’ll be held inside the Student Center.  It will be between 12am-1pm so make time to watch it!  It is also a free show and will only cost an hour out of your day to go watch it.  This’ll be a great opportunity to learn about the Hmong culture while having fun!