228 Memorial Concert and Discussion in SF Bay Area

Date: Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 5:30pm
Address: 788 Lewelling Blvd, San Leandro, CA
Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for students
Facebook event page #1: https://www.facebook.com/events/412482602170785
Facebook event page #2: https://www.facebook.com/events/359372657510546

Please join Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA) in remembering 228 at the Taiwanese American Federation of Northern California’s annual concert from 2-4pm this Saturday. Refreshments will be provided after.

This year, FAPA would also like to remember 228 by examining Taiwan’s progress to today. Recently, many Taiwanese students at home at home and across the world have protested against the alleged formation of a Media Monopoly in Taiwan by corporations with questionable aims. Is the Media Monopoly real? What does Taiwan have to fear from a Media Monopoly? Come join us and concerned Taiwanese students from 4:30-5:30pm to discuss the implications.

Contact Jon Lee with any questions: jlee42@foundasians.com

The history behind February 28, 1947 otherwise known as “228″:
On February 27, 1947, Chinese agents confiscated the merchandise and life savings of a Taiwanese cigarette vendor because she was being pushed to the edge and had no option but violating the state monopoly on tobacco to make a living, which sparked a riot that left at least one dead. The following day Chinese troops turned machine guns on a peaceful demonstration against the corruption of the Chinese administration of Taiwan. In the ensuing days several cities and towns were taken over by native Taiwanese groups. A week later a large force of Chinese troops arrived to retake control of the island through a campaign of rape and summary public executions. Between 10,000 and 20,000 Taiwanese were killed. Called the “228 Incident” because of the date of the initial massacre, this grim episode in Taiwan’s history is commemorated every February 28.

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