In June 2011 KOM’s Vice Board Chair, Eh Taw Dwe, and Consultant, Tonya Cook were invited to present “Karen Refugees from Burma in the US: an Overview for Torture Treatment Programs” at a national forum. View the webinar presentation and researched materials that support the presentation at HealTorture.org/webinars?id=75#.
Karen Dancers take 3rd prize at Pan Asian Dance Competition:
The Karen Cultural Organization of Minnesota’s dancers won 3rd place in the Traditional Dance category at the Pan Asian Dance Competition held May 29, 2011 in Burnsville, MN! The Karen dancers captured the judges’ and audience’s hearts alike when they performed both the “Karen Done Dance” and “Karen Traditional Dance” in this day-long event. View photos of the event, videos of the Done Dance and Traditional Dance performances, and read Asian Pages newspaper article (PDF) covering the event.