North America Taiwanese Women’s Association National Convention to be Hosted in LA

Join the North America Taiwanese Women’s Association II (NATWAII) at the 2013 NATWA 北美洲臺灣婦女會 Convention in Los Angeles, CA. The annual gathering brings together hundreds of Taiwanese Americans and Canadians from the 1st through 3rd generations in support of women’s issues. This year’s theme is “Explore, Appreciate, Celebrate.”

Dates: April 19 – 21, 2013
Location: Los Angeles Airport Marriott
Address: 5855 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/127956750720018

Convention registration forms are available at: http://natwa.com/link/forms/2013/Registration
(late charge for forms postmarked after March 18, 2013)

Travel scholarships are available for those in need: http://goo.gl/BBFhl
(due March 10, 2013)

Note that there are separate tracks/schedules for the 1st and 2nd/3rd generations. The NATWA II students and young professionals English-speaking program is presented below:

NATWAII CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Friday, April 19th
6:30-8PM Dinner (meal plan)
8:00PM-10:00PM Arrivals, Introductions & Icebreakers (NATWAII)
9:30PM Free Time
Optional: Outing/Night on the Town

Saturday, April 20th
7:00-7:30AM Morning Exercise (optional)
7:00-8:45AM Buffet Breakfast (meal plan)
9:00-12PM Keynote Speech
9:00-10:30AM Formosan Genetic Heritage. Speaker: Marie Lin, M.D., FCAP
10:30-12PM Going Beyond Your Comfort Zone! Speaker: Charlene Chen
12:15-1:30PM Lunch/Scholarship Presentation (meal plan)
1:45-3:00PM Look Up and Forward: From a Young Overseas Taiwanese’s Perspective. Speaker: Lily Wang, M.D.
3:00-5:00PM NATWA roundtables
“What ARE you? Navigating interracial identities and relationships.”
Speakers: Grace Lynch Hwang, Monica Zarazua, Roselyn Hsueh
5:00-6:00PM Prep and get ready for NATWA/LA Night
6:30-8:00PM Dinner (meal plan)
8:00-9:30PM LA Night
9:30PM Free Time
Optional: Outing/Night on the Town

Sunday, April 21st
7:00-7:30AM Morning Exercise (optional)
7:00-8:45AM Buffet Breakfast (meal plan)
9:00-11:30AM NATWAII Panel Speaker Session
“Taiwanese American Women Raising Awareness About Domestic Violence.”
Speakers: Judge Deborah Chuang Servino, Grayce Liu, Jong-Ling Wu
11:30-12:00PM Closing Ceremony
Optional: Sightseeing and lunch after NATWA Convention

When making hotel reservations, please have the staff look under the code “ATW”, “Taiwanese”, or “North American Taiwanese Women’s Association”. Online reservation link: http://goo.gl/iOlXM

NATWA Hotel Room Rate: US$89 plus taxes & fee for 1-2 guests, additional person $10/person up to 4 persons.

Feel free to contact [email protected] for more information and questions.
www.natwa2.org
www.natwa.com


The purpose of NATWA II is three-fold:
(1) to establish a network consisting of 1.5- and 2nd-generation Taiwanese American and Canadian women
(2) to cultivate and promote talents among young Taiwanese American and Canadian women
(3) to preserve Taiwanese culture and promote Taiwanese American and Canadian identity.

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