FAPA YPG National Advocacy Conference

The 3-day program includes discussions on Taiwan’s past and present, U.S.-Taiwan relations, advocacy skills, and finally the chance for you to put everything you learned into action, on Capitol Hill. The Conference is an opportunity to sharpen your advocating abilities, for a cause that is dear to you. Dates: August 23-25, 2014 Location: Formosan Association for Public Affairs Address: 552 7th St SE, Washington, DC Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/735071376532010/ For…

TAP-Chicago Racing at Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival

Dates: August 23-24, 2014 Time: 8:00 am Location: Barker's Island Marina Address: 250 Marina Dr, Superior, WI Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/935896076427279/ The TAP-Chicago Typhoon is racing in the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Race on Saturday, August 23rd and we have a few spaces in the boat! The Superior race is really cool, probably the best in the Midwest. There are 100+ teams, a parade, fireworks, concert, and other good stuff. Since it's in Wisconsin, there will be…

Au Revoir Taipei Screens at Seaport Film & Food Festival

Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014 Time: 7:00pm -Free cuisine sampling (while supplies last); 8:00pm -Film Location: Fulton and Front Streets, New York, NY Website: http://www.southstreetseaport.com/events/ The South Street Seaport has partnered with LW Productions to host the Seaport Film and Food Festival, a new four-week international film and food series from July 24 to August 18. For four Thursdays this July and August, a delicious array of free cuisine and drinks highlighting a different…

TAPpy Hour in Atlanta, GA

Date: Thursday, August 14 Time: 7:00pm Location: Sweet Auburn BBQ Address: 656 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/316670931839498/ Please join TAP-ATL for our August TAPpy Hour at Sweet Auburn BBQ. Yes, this is the Sweet Auburn BBQ that you see at food truck parks. They recently opened a bricks and mortar store in Virginia Highlands with a bar and extended menu. They're going to provide tasty snacks and special cocktails for purchase that…

Linsanity Movie Screening in LA for Kaohsiung Disaster Relief

On July 31st, 2014 a 100-ton gas leak caused a chain of massive explosions in Kaohsiung, Taiwan which instantly killed 28 people and injured over 300. Streets were caved in, and cars were blown into buildings. The disastrous aftermath left thousands of devastated people in need of power, food, and medical supplies. Please join the combined effort of Miss Taiwanese American, Taiwan Center, and the producer of Linsanity to help raise disaster relief funds. Linsanity is a documentary on a Taiwanese…

Dmae Roberts on Preserving and Reviving 25 Years of Mei Mei’s Journey

In 1989, Dmae Roberts, a mixed-race Taiwanese American independent public radio producer, writer and playwright, produced Mei Mei, A Daughter’s Song, the only radio documentary featuring a Taiwanese heritage story to receive the prestigious Peabody Award. It chronicled her relationship with her mother and her mother’s childhood in Taiwan. In 1991 she wrote a multimedia stage play called Mei Mei for the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center in Portland that was an adaptation of this 1989 radio…

Scholarship for Health Professional Students/Trainees of Taiwanese Heritage

Founded in 1984, the North American Taiwanese Medical Association (NATMA) is a professional organization comprised of Taiwanese American physicians, dentists and allied health professionals. It now consists of 16 regional chapters and over 1,400 members across the United States. NATMA'S mission is to represent medical, dental and other health professionals of Taiwanese descent, and to promote educational and cultural exchange among its members and their communities. NATMA Foundation is offering…

Submit your Art, Poetry, Prose, or Photos to the OACC Zine

TaiwaneseAmerican.org has partnered up with Oakland Asian Cultural Center and other San Francisco Bay Area API organizations to collect submissions for the OACC inaugural zine to celebrate Asian & Pacific Islander artists' work, to capture the wide range of work produced by the API community, and to create a space for artists to connect with one another. The theme of the zine is "I Am Here" building off of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM)…

Author Julie Wu Discusses her Novel, The Third Son

TaiwaneseAmerican.org's Ho Chie Tsai briefly interviews author Julie Wu about her latest novel, The Third Son, which is set during martial-law era Taiwan. In 2013, it was an Oprah.com featured favorite, and this year, the paperback version is now available. Julie shares her inspiration behind The Third Son and how culture, heritage, and history influences her work. Segments of this video feature Julie Wu speaking on a panel moderated by TaiwaneseAmerican.org's Kristina Lin at the North America…

2014 ITASA Footprints Scholarship Program

The ITASA Philanthropy department started Footprints in 2010 as an effort to reach out to Taiwanese American students. Each year, we ask students to answer a question in the form of art, video, music or essay. The goal is to provide a platform for students to express their Taiwanese American identity and to support these students with some scholarship money! ITASA is excited to announce the launch of the 2014 competition! We invite you all to apply and invite your friends to join the competition.…