Taiwan Float in NY Pride Parade Celebrates LGBTQ Movement in Taiwan

The New York Taiwanese Community Crowdfunds to Celebrate the Recent Ruling on Same-sex Marriage by Taiwan’s Constitutional CourtTo celebrate this historic ruling, Mr. Chi Chia-Wei, the gay activist who filed the lawsuit that Taiwan’s Constitutional Court recently ruled on, has been invited to New York to participate in this year’s Gay Pride Parade, which will take place on June 25th. A crowdfunding campaign is now underway to raise funds to cover all fees and expenses for 1) Mr. Chi’s…

Taiwanese American Heritage Week Concert in Georgia

The Formosa Melody from Taiwan will delight you with traditional instruments to celebrate our Taiwanese American Heritage Week--Atlanta. The concert will be held on Wednesday, May 24th at 5pm at the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center, KSU (488 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw, GA 30144). We will begin with a dance parade along with an outdoor cultural exhibition, followed by folk songs and aboriginal bamboo dance performed by professional Taiwanese groups.Please join Atlanta Taiwanese Association…

“Taste of Taiwan” Gala in Chicago

Get a "Taste of Taiwan" with Taiwanese Junior Chamber of Commerce Chicago (TJCCC)! Join us for a wonderful evening of fun, authentic Taiwanese dishes created by great Chicagoland restaurants , open bar, Taiwanese pop music, and raffle.Selected dishes included in this event: 肉羹湯 (Pork Thick Soup) by t.m. Basil 雞卷 (Chicken Rolls) by t.m. Basil 炒米粉 (Fried Rice noodles) by t.m. Basil 肉圓 (Ba Wan/Taiwanese Mega-Dumpling) by Chinese Café 南北和 豆花 (Tofu Pudding) by…

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…

Taipei Guide: An Illustrated Exploration

Welcome to Taipei, Taiwan / Every year, I pick a month or two between November and February to spend in Taipei. These long trips are made possible by working remotely as a freelance illustrator. But once each day’s work is done, I’m free to grab my sketchbook and explore.This annual trip is my chance to conveniently miss a chunk of Chicago winter and to enjoy daily life in Asia, surrounded by mochi and savory buns. It’s an eating paradise. With vendors hawking sweet and savory treats…

2-28 Commemorative Concert with TUF in LA

Dear friends,Taiwanese United Fund - TUF cordially invites you to join us for the 2-28 Commemorative Concert on Tuesday, 2-28-2017 at the Arcadia Presbyterian Church.It was 70 years ago when the 2-28 massacre happened in Taiwan. More than 40,000 elites and innocent citizens were killed, arrested, and disappeared. This part of Taiwan History was a forbidden topic and purposely hidden by the government while we were growing up!! On the day 2-28, we hold a Commemorative Concert to commemorate…

Blacklist: A Film by Christina Hu

Starting in the early 1970s, thousands of Taiwanese immigrants came to the United States each year, in pursuit of higher education and better lives for their families. Yet, mostly untold, is the story of how hundreds of these Taiwanese in America were put on a blacklist by the government in Taiwan, for speaking out for democracy and human rights in Taiwan while they were in the United States. Once outside of Taiwan, that generation of Taiwanese graduate students were exposed to the values of freedom…

228 Memorial Concert in NY

70th Anniversary of the 228 Massacre Memorial Concert will be held on Sunday, February 26th.Special Guest Speaker Mr. Jonathan Benda "Taiwan's White Terror through the Eyes of Two Cold War American Writers"Guest Speaker Ms. Shirely Lin Performances by the Taiwan Center Choir, Dances by Li Wenxin and Orchestral Music from Hsiao Tai-Ran 1947.In addition, 3 films with focuses on events during and after the 228 Massacre will be shown free of charge to interested viewers:天馬茶房…

Meet Taiwanese American Authors in NY

Filial piety and betrayal! Martial law and political prisoners! Stinky Tofu! We’re exploring new Taiwanese American lit from the Shilin night market to the historical trauma of the White Terror. Come hear novelists Shawna Yang Ryan and Ed Lin, who’ll discuss their books with beauty and fashion politics blogger Arabelle Sicardi (Teen Vogue and ROOKIE).We'll also have complementary Taiwan Beer, generously donated by Taiwan Beer. Gan bei!RESERVE A SEAT!$5 SUGGESTED DONATION | OPEN TO…