Finding Meaning in Taiwanese America: An Open Letter

  Editor Note: Gloria Hu is a High School Program Director at TANG (Taiwanese American Next Generation). TANG is a four-day summer conference for Taiwanese Americans and their allies. In contemplating meaningful programming and our engagement with issues of identity formation and community-building, the author expresses the importance of Taiwanese heritage to her own convictions and hopes for the community. A Letter to My TANG High Schoolers To my beloved TANG campers, I am so lucky…

Keep Taiwan Free Rally in NYC

The first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. A thriving youth civil society. An evolving post-colonial national identity. Taiwan has much to celebrate. But as we cheer the achievements of Taiwan's democratic government and civil society, our celebration is bittersweet. We are appalled by the PRC government's increasingly aggressive initiatives to discredit Taiwan's achievements and legitimacy in the global arena. We mourn the loss of diplomatic relations with two more nations…

Summer Yacht Cruise with TAP in Chicago

TAP-Chicago, AACN, AAPC, Ascene, APALSA, APAMSA, KACC, KACS, Kollaboration, Social Quarters, TJCCC, and UIAAAN present the 2017 Asian American Summer Yacht Cruise on Saturday, August 12th. Join 400+ friends as Chicago's Asian American community comes together on a party yacht for the biggest networking event of the summer. This is one you won't want to miss! +Multiple DJs & live performances on multiple levels +Newly renovated sun deck with more open space, and newly installed bar +Full…

Join TACL-PIP for the 25th Anniversary Lunch in LA

  Come celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Taiwanese American Citizens League Political Internship Program (TACL-PIP)! Over the past 25 years we have hosted over 200 interns, and this year we are honored to partner again with the offices of Congresswoman Judy Chu, Congressman Ed Royce, and State Senator Ed Hernandez. Join us for lunch as we honor this year's class of interns and thank our many community partners who have supported us over the past quarter-century. This year we…

Network with Taiwan Startups in SF

Calling Bay Area techies! Join AppWorks for an evening of drinks and networking with top founders from Taiwan. Find out more about the scene in Taiwan from the people who know it best. Meet partners at AppWorks, Asia’s leading accelerator, and founders from companies like: KKday — Ming Chen 陳明明, founder & CEO, serial founder with 2 IPOs Intowow — Frank Chen 陳建銘, founder & CEO, ex-Yahoo! Taiwan GM CacaFly — Nathan Chiu a.k.a 大河馬 & Jessie Lin 林婕晞,…

Representation in the Asian American Community: A Roundtable Discussion

There are some pretty cool and accomplished individuals in our Taiwanese American network. During our recent interview with the first Asian American Miss Louisiana, Justine Ker, TaiwaneseAmerican.org's Ho Chie Tsai posed a question to the friends gathered: "In the work you do or the role you hold, what does REPRESENTATION in the ASIAN AMERICAN community mean to you?" In this informal and completely impromptu discussion, Justine Ker (Miss Louisiana 2016 and medical student), Crystal Lee (Miss…

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Taiwanese American Heritage Week!

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is celebrated nationwide during the month of May to honor the cultures, traditions, and achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. In June of 1977, Congressmen Frank Horton (NY) and Norman Y. Mineta (CA) introduced a House resolution that called upon the President to proclaim the first 10 days of May as Asian/Pacific Heritage Week. May was chosen because in 1843 during the first week of the month, the first…

Paint Night with TAP in SF

Ever wanted to explore your artistic side? This is your chance! Taiwanese American Professionals - San Francisco (TAP-SF) is hosting a private paint night event to fundraise for our annual Bay Area Taiwanese American Community Scholarship, which recognizes outstanding SF Bay Area high school and college students who demonstrate leadership potential and involvement in the Taiwanese American community. The scholarship supports and enables outstanding student leaders to continue their community impact…

Volunteer with TAP with NorCal

Taiwanese American Professionals - San Francisco (TAP-SF) will be volunteering with the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition to repair bicycles for low-income children, families and individuals. Volunteer tasks include cleaning bikes, repairing bikes, and/or tearing down bikes. We will learn bicycle repair skills with the help of experienced volunteers in a warehouse and workshop which is fully outfitted with storage, repair stands and tools. This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill while giving…

TEDx Talk at Temple City High School

Love TEDx talks? Join us! At TEDx events, a screening of TED Talks videos — or a combination of live presenters and TED Talks videos — sparks deep conversation and connections at the local level. Our goal is to be the catalyst for the sharing of ideas and expertise in a community of bright minds and diverse interests. Two of the speakers are Taiwanese American. Come listen to what they have to say! Event Information: February 3, 2017 3:15pm to 5:30pm PST Room 601 at Temple City High…