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December 2019

Taiwan! Let’s Get Married (Screening/Discussion)

December 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Prof. Larry Tung will screen and discuss his 2018 documentary, Taiwan! Let's Get Married, and 2019 follow-up documentary, A Big Fat Taiwanese Same-Sex Wedding Banquet. Taiwan! Let's Get Married! (2018, RT 17:44) On May 24, 2017, Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, setting a 2-year deadline for the legislature to make new or amend existing laws to make it a reality. This landmark ruling is setting the stage for the island to become the first country in Asia to…

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January 2020

Students: Apply by January 31 for the OFTaiwan Award

January 13 @ 8:00 am - January 31 @ 5:00 pm

LAST UPDATED: JANUARY 12, 2020 The OFTaiwan Award, co-sponsored by TaiwaneseAmerican.org and the Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Student Association (ITASA) awards student organizations that host programming about Taiwanese heritage, culture, and identity. Recipient organizations will be selected based on their events’ and program’s impact, content, and engagement with attendees.  All high school and college student organizations planning events and programs about Taiwan or Taiwanese Americans are eligible. The organization does not have to be a Taiwanese American student group (for example,…

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February 2020

2020 ITASA East Coast Conference: Recognize to Reconnect

February 6 - February 9

ABOUT ITASA The Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association (ITASA) is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that connects, inspires, and empowers the Taiwanese American student community. ITASA’s annual East Coast Conference (ECC) attracts nearly 400 undergraduates nationwide who attend workshops led by prominent Taiwanese American speakers, social events to meet fellow students, and interactive discussions about culture, identity, education, and leadership. OUR VISION Identifying with our Taiwanese heritage can be challenging because of Taiwan's limited visibility, unique history, and continuing political…

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April 2020

Census Day is April 1, 2020: Write in ‘Taiwanese’

April 1

Every 10 years, the United States counts every person living in the United States — citizens and non-citizens. The census shapes public policy and funding towards our communities. Counting everyone ensures fair and equal representation. We are calling all who identify as Taiwanese and Taiwanese American to check “Other Asian” and write in “Taiwanese” on the 2020 Census.  Please support the Write In Taiwanese Census Campaign by any of the following – 1. Purchase a Campaign Tshirt or a Sweatshirt…

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May 2020

Celebrate Taiwanese American Heritage Week with Ilha Candles!

May 1 - May 31

Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Support a small business, donate to a non-profit, and celebrate APAHM and Taiwanese American Heritage Week — all at once!  Treat the 阿姆s in your life to a gorgeous Jasmine Green Tea candle. This custom blend has floral notes of jasmine and fresh and cooling notes of green tea. This limited edition scent was released in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. For the month of May, 10% of net proceeds of…

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June 2020

NATEA-SV x Dosudo: June 2020 Blockchain Overview

June 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Blockchain walk-through including consensus, mining, block rewards, and more. Recommended readings for non-techs and technologist prior to the event. Overview article: https://medium.com/@jj1385jeff850527/the-list-blockchain-for-non-techs-2d3e497ca5cc Advance concepts: https://medium.com/3-minutes-blockchain-paper/2-bitcoin-paper-explained-b53619c99bf3 Event Info: Registration: FREE, just RSVP on Eventbrite or FB event by pressing "going" June 20th: 8 to 9:30pm PDT (Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82961457321?pwd=TWFKcG41ME9JMjVtZHpwTjAyTWM2QT09) Speaker: Jeff Hu (https://www.linkedin.com/in/yaochiehhu/) Jeff is the CEO of Turing Chain and author of the best-selling blockchain online course in Taiwan. He is a scholar at Blockchain X-Lab and Global fellow at…

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July 2020

Food Tech – Robotics & the Rise of Cloud Kitchens

July 18

About this Event OVERVIEW Robotics Food Tech and Cloud Kitchen are becoming more popular than ever especially with the rise of home delivery. RECOMMENDED ARTICLE READING: Robotics restaurant vs staffed restaurant in post Covid-19 , article link here Revolution of food and beverage industry, article link here EVENT INFO Registration: FREE, just RSVP on Eventbrite or FB event Date: July 18th: 8 to 9:30pm PDT (Zoom link) Speaker: Andy Lin (CEO & founder of Yo-Kai Express) Bio: Andy earned his Electrical Engineering Master degree in UC Irvine…

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August 2020

New York Asian Film Festival (streaming nationwide)

August 28 - September 12

The New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) will be virtual and starts today, August 28th. The lineup features many Taiwan films. To buy tickets or for more info, visit: http://nyaff.org – Wild Sparrow (Shih Li, 2019), New York Premiere. Co-Presented with the Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art – Detention (John Hsu, 2019), New York Premiere – IWeirDO (Liao Ming-yi, 2020), US Premiere. Co-Presented with the Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of…

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September 2020

Prismatic Taiwan: A Queer Film Series (streaming nationwide)

September 4 - September 13

NOTE: USE CODE "TAORG" FOR $2 OFF PRE-SALE & REGULAR PASSES Co-presented by Taiwan Academy Houston, OFTaiwan, Taiwanese American Citizens League, and Asian Cinevision; Sponsored by the Taiwan Ministry of Culture AUSTIN, TX – The Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) is thrilled to co-present a virtual, six-film series celebrating the past and present of queer Taiwanese cinema. The viewing period for all films–including exclusive filmmaker Q&As–will be September 4-13, 2020. Access to the films will be available on the festival’s…

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US Taiwan Startup Forum

September 11 - September 25

  The US Taiwan Startup Forum (UTSF) will be hosted virtually on September 11th and 25th, 2020. This year, 15 startups from five technology themes ― AI, Semiconductor, Blockchain, IoT, and Digital Health ― will be pitching in front of 14 venture capitalists with investing focus in these sectors. In addition, the venture capitalists will provide feedback to the startup entrepreneurs, share industry insights, and engage with the attendees through an interactive Q&A during an investor panel discussion. This event will be…

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