A Personal Discussion Panel in SF on the Events of 228: Taiwanese American Perspectives

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: CO-Spot LLC
Address: 350 Townsend, Suite 210, San Francisco, CA
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/348068521881351/

It’s been 65 years since “The 228 Incident” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/228_Incident) — and its aftermath still lives with many Taiwanese Americans whose families were deeply affected in both spoken and unspoken ways. Come hear from members of the local Taiwanese American community as we share answers to the questions we don’t often ask each other:

1. As American citizens who aren’t formally taught about 228, how did we learn about it?

2. What effect did learning about 228 have on us, if any? How do the memories of those events affect us today?

3. As Americans who don’t necessarily have strong ties to Taiwan, how much does what happens in Taiwan matter to us today or in the future?


6:30-7:00pm Light snacks/refreshments & BYO food if you’d like!
7:00-8:30pm Panel discussion, Q&A

PANELISTS (so far):

Jonathan Lee, 2nd generation Taiwanese American
> Advisor, Formosan Association of Public Affairs Young Professionals Group
> Taiwanese American Professionals member & volunteer

Chieh-Ting Yeh, 1.5 generation Taiwanese American
> Creator, The Notebook TW: www.thenotebooktw.wordpress.com
> Former member of ITASA National Board of Directors

Karen Lin (moderator)
> Engagement Director, American Citizens for Taiwan
> Former executive director of Taiwanese American Foundation

The goal of this event is to create a safe space to share personal stories and perspectives on how we identify with the events of 228 and U.S.-Taiwan issues today. The views of the panelists do not officially represent that of any single organization or group, and everyone should expect to participate with respect and open-mindedness. Audience participation is encouraged and if you have any ideas/thoughts on how else you’d like to remember 228, please contact me at karen.t.lin@gmail.com.

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