Reflections and Echoes of 228

I recently listened to an inspiring speech by a young Taiwanese graduate student named Lin Fei-fan who had flown in to the San Francisco Bay area as an invited speaker for a commemorative event sponsored by the Formosan Association for Public Affairs’ Young Professional Group and the Taiwanese American Federation of Northern California. Lin is one of the principal student leaders of the Youth Alliance Against Media Monsters, a student-organized group that is raising awareness about the issue of…

Commemorate 228 by Changing Your Facebook Photo

The Formosan Association for Public Affairs' Young Professionals Group (FAPA-YPG) invites you to join in on this online community commemoration by temporarily changing your Facebook profile and cover photo. http://www.facebook.com/events/539552086076284/ On 2/28 we remember those whose lives were lost during the 228 Massacre and the 38 years of martial law that followed. Set as a national day of peace in Taiwan, we pay homage to those who spoke out for democratic reform and human rights, and…

Taiwanese American Ang Lee Wins Best Director Academy Award for Life of Pi

TaiwaneseAmerican.org congratulates Director Ang Lee for winning his 2nd Academy Award for Best Director! On Sunday, February 24th, 2013, Taiwanese American director Ang Lee was awarded his 2nd Oscar for Best Achievement in Directing for his vision and work on Life of Pi (2012). It seemed to be a surprise moment for Mr. Lee, though many in the Taiwanese American community and among his fans around the world rooted for this win, the 4th Oscar recognition for the film and the most of any film in…

TAP in Chicago Helps to Feed the Homeless

Date: Sunday, February 10, 2013 Time: 3:45pm - 6:30pm Address: 4628 N. Clifton Ave., Chicago, IL As Valentine’s Day approaches, help spread the love to those who need it the most: Chicago’s homeless. TAP-Chicago will be doing just that for Cornerstone Community Outreach’s (CCO) Dinner Guests program, serving dinner to 250 homeless men, women, and children. Cost: FREE. Only 8 volunteer spots available due to limited shelter space. Please RSVP via the WePay link only if you are absolutely…

Lunar New Year Party Hosted by TJCC Miami

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013 Time: 11:00am - 4:30pm Location: Greynolds Park Address: 17530 W Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, FL Price: TJCC Miami Chapter (Taiwanese Junior Chamber of Commerce - Miami) Members – Free! all Non TCCM Members & Guests $15, Student $5 cash or check. Confirmation: Reply By Jan 27, 2013 for proper food purchase head count. Reply Fang or Keith Oliver 786-877-4875 or 305-956-9978 email - [email protected] or [email protected] Activity: BBQ and full…

TAP KTV Night in NYC

Date: Friday, February 8, 2013 Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm Location: Biny Karaoke Bar Address: 8 Thompson St New York, NY Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/422213567858901/ http://tapktv.eventbrite.com/ This is your chance to be a STAR! A star of Taiwanese American Professionals - New York (TAP - NY) anyway. Come to Biny Karaoke on Friday, February 8th and sing your heart out with other passionate singers from TAP! English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese songs will be available,…

TAPpy Hour with TAP in SF

Date: Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Location: The Cosmo Bar & Lounge Address: 440 Broadway, San Francisco, CA Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/121140534726782/ It's a February TAPpy Hour hosted by Taiwanese American Professionals in San Francisco! Come out to the newly revamped Cosmo Lounge to meet new and old friends on February 6th. For any questions, please contact Social Chairs, Vicki Ku ([email protected]) and Vinnie Hung ([email protected]). About…

American Citizens for Taiwan: Taiwan Policy Act 2013 Introduced

The following is reprinted courtesy of American Citizens for Taiwan. Visit their website and subscribe to their listserve for more news and updates on legislative issues pertaining to Taiwan. ACT works to spur the U.S. Government to be fully supportive of Taiwan’s right to self-determination. ACT monitors United States government and Congressional actions regarding Taiwan. As opportunities arise, ACT keeps you informed via email Action Alerts. Suggested pre-written letters addressed to your Congressional…

SF Interview with Celebrity Chef Eddie Huang, Author of Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir

Date: Monday, February 4, 2013 Time: 6pm - 7pm Location: Omnivore Bookstore Address: 3885a Cesar Chavez Street (at Church Street), San Francisco, CA Interviewed by Adam Mansbach, author of Go the ∗uck To Sleep Eddie Huang is the thirty-year-old proprietor of Baohaus—the hot East Village hangout where foodies, stoners, and students come to stuff their faces with delicious Taiwanese street food late into the night—and one of the food world’s brightest and most controversial young…

Austin Taiwanese Association 2013 Lunar New Year Celebration

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013 Time: 6:30-8:30pm Location: Davis Elementary Address: 5214 Duval Rd, Austin, TX Cost: $8 students/ $10 members (ages 10+) / $20 non-members / $3 kids under 10 / kids under 3 eat free! RSVP to ATA President Tiffany Huang [email protected] Performances include: Lion Dance and Ribbon Dance by UT Austin's TASA. Children's performance of The Zodiac Race and Why Cats Hate Mice MC'd by: Hanna Huang - English MC Serena Chao - Taiwanese MC Don't…