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September 2019

Screening: Our Youth in Taiwan (St. Louis)

September 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Washington University in St. Louis

Stories of bidding farewell to one’s youth and growing up are commonplace. The dream shared by the protagonists in the film is to build a better country by rebelling against the establishment. However, their fight becomes part of history in the turbulent relations between Taiwan and China. A Taiwanese student movement star, who fights against China, a celebrity Chinese student, who loves Taiwan, and I, a Taiwanese documentary filmmaker passionate about politics. Clashes should come between us, but we find…

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October 2019

Tea for Taiwan: A Documentary About Taiwanese American Activism

October 19, 2019

Eliana Ritts 2019 | 18 min | USA, Taiwan Director in Attendance Bubble tea, known for its fluorescent straws and tapioca balls, has become a staple in New York City. But the sweet drink is also a surprising tool for Taiwanese-American activists. Unlike the ubiquitous beverage, Taiwan, a nation of 23 million people, is largely unrecognized by the international community. Through this exploration of bubble tea, experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of Taiwanese activism in New York City. Co-presented…

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Oslo Freedom Forum in New York

October 23, 2019
The Town Hall, 123 W 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036 United States
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Missed the Oslo Freedom Forum in Taipei, Taiwan? Join us on October 23 for an afternoon of inspiring talks and performances featuring some of the world's bravest activists — a masterclass in the struggle for freedom around the globe. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster today. Confirmed speakers include: *Masih Alinejad, irrepressible Iranian journalist and women's rights activist founder of My Stealthy Freedom, an online movement opposed to the mandatory dress code, and the #whitewednesdays protest campaign. *Thae Yong-Ho, the highest…

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November 2019

North America Taiwanese Engineering & Science Association: 2019 UTHF Conference

November 9, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Hilton Santa Clara, 4949 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 94536 United States
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Join 2019 UTHF Conference and learn WHAT YOU MUST KNOW on the latest trend of 5G and Intelligent Connectivity. You will learn what exactly is 5G? How much faster is it compared with 4G? And, what is 5G for? How 5G, combined with AI, IoT, will enable the next generation killer apps that will change how we work, live and play. Yet, all of the above is just the beginning. It’s time to learn more about 5G and exploit the endless innovation opportunities. Join us for a half-day conference to gain…

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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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