In 2015, Wausau’s Hmong community—who arrived in the area over 40 years ago as refugees and now wanting to step more fully into their role as citizens—had to deal with a very public tragedy. As a result of a bullying dispute between two groups of Wausau youth, a threatened Hmong teenager took the life of another student during a neighborhood confrontation. Dylan Yang, 15 years-old, was being tried as an adult and faced 60 years in federal prison. What came next was the largest Hmong-led march in the history of Wisconsin. Over 1,000 people stood in solidarity to address bullying in schools and leniency for Dylan.