Date: Monday, July 9, 2012
Location: TBD (San Francisco)
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/412010335511783/
The Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA) Young Professionals Group, American Citizens for Taiwan (ACT), and HoChie Tsai of TaiwaneseAmerican.org are getting together to host this special dinner event.
Who is Eric Chang?
Eric Chang is an inspiring 2nd generation Taiwanese American who traveled to Taiwan in search of his roots while pursuing his PhD in Taiwan. He currently lives there, but is now touring the US.
His dedication for standing up and speaking out against social injustice and corruption in Taiwan as an “ABT” has garnered him a large following on the island nation. He is well-known for his smart, comedic, yet often-uncensored critical commentary on Taiwanese politics and issues on his YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ahbying
In an interview with FTV, as seen in this highly-viewed clip on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRhQCKdvXFs), he says, “Young people in Taiwan, 少年家啊 have to stand up and fight for your rights. Taiwan is now a relatively democratic country, but have ‘YOU’ thought about why it is so democratic? And how much sacrifice was made?”
His willingness to speak up and fight for the rights of the Taiwanese people can be witnessed in one of his many famous demonstrations against PRC officials who refused to recognize Taiwan’s independence.
Eric’s unwavering pursuit of equality, justice, liberty and full democracy in Taiwan will continue to inspire and garner support from young Taiwanese and Taiwanese Americans.
Join us for a casual get-together and friendly conversation with Eric Chang.
Please sign up on the Google doc if you plan to join us!
Hope to see you there!