Banquet Honoring Rev. Milo Thornberry & Judith Thomas in Irvine, CA

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2011
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: The Atrium Hotel at Orange County Airport
Address: 18700 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine, California
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Formosan Association for Public Affairs – Young Professional Group LA/OC Chapter hosts this unique event.

On January 2nd, 1970, while Professor Peng Ming‐Min was under house arrest by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) regime of Chiang Kai‐shek (蔣介石), missionaries Milo and Judith Thornberry carefully orchestrated his escape. How they managed to escape the tight surveillance of the KMT is a mystery to all.

It wasn’t until December 2003 that the couple disclosed their involvement in Peng’s escape. In 2009 Professor Peng published “A Perfect Escape,” in which he detailed the Thornberry’s crucial role in his escape. During this time, the couple also helped channel support from overseas to families of political prisoners. They were arrested in 1971, expelled from Taiwan, blacklisted by the U.S. State Department, and denied their passports for nineteen years.

Rev. Thornberry recently published “Fireproof Moth” recounting his experience of White Terror during his stay in Taiwan, and disclosing his role in Professor Peng‘s escape from Taiwan under the KMT.

We hope you can join us for this truly special event. It will be a rare opportunity to hear Milo and Judith speak in person about the rescue. They put their lives on the line and walked hand in hand with the Taiwanese people during the darkest time in the history of Taiwan. Let’s take this opportunity to show our deepest appreciation and thanks for their contribution in the history of Taiwan’s democracy.

Rev. Thornberry’s book “Fireproof Moth” will be available for sale at the event, & the book signing by Rev. Thornberry will be scheduled at 5:00 pm.

Tickets:$ 50 per person, VIP ticket $150
Please make checks payable to “FAPA.”

For tickets & more information, you may contact:
-FAPA-OC: One One 714‐693‐1346 or Josephine 949‐293‐7372
-FAPA-LA: Darice 562‐895‐8887 or Hui‐Na 626‐272‐7366
-FAPA-SD: Philip 858‐472‐3684

This event is sponsored by FAPA Orange County Chapter, Co‐sponsored by FAPA Los Angeles and San Diego Chapters

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