Kashoua “Kristy” Yang – the first Hmong judge in Wisconsin history, the first Hmong woman judge in the United States, and only the second Hmong judge in American history – will be the keynote speaker at the Wisconsin Women of Color Leadership Conference (WWOCN) Annual Leadership Development Conference on Saturday, June 23, at the Milwaukee West Radisson.

The conference this year, titled “Breaking Barriers: Women of Color in the Political Arena, is inclusive of women of color in the state of Wisconsin and beyond. Speakers and discussion leaders will share their personal experience on what it means as a woman of color to be involved in politics and run for office.

Judge Yang defeated municipal judge Scott Wales for the open seat Milwaukee County Branch 47 last April to become the first Hmong woman judge in the United States.

WWOCN Annual Leadership Development Conference participants will identify and discuss the physical and emotional support systems that are needed to maintain a healthy mind and body that will meet the rigorous schedule of an active political campaign.

A buffet lunch will be served at noon. The public is invited but registration is required. For more information, click here.