Rally for UN Membership for Taiwan

By Jenny Wang, co-organizer of Keep Taiwan Free

“Growing up, my parents always told me that I’m Taiwanese, and to never let anyone tell me otherwise. As I grew older, I started to learn more about the complications of Taiwan and our Taiwanese identities. As a Taiwanese American, I’m always striving to protect my Taiwanese American identity – an identity that I cherish – and by doing so, I became more active in protecting Taiwan and helping to promote Taiwan in the international community.”

unfortaiwanFor more than 20+ years, the Taiwanese American community in the Greater New York area would gather for the annual United Nations Membership for Taiwan (UN4TW) Rally to promote United Nations membership for Taiwan. The rally takes place in September, for when the UN General Assembly commences. In recent years, the rally has also been referred to as the Keep Taiwan Free (KTF) rally as well to spread awareness about Taiwan’s position in the global community, as well as to envelop a number of themes such as democracy, and self-determination. This year, our 2016 United Nations Membership for Taiwan/Keep Taiwan Free March & Rally is to be held on Saturday, Sept 17, 2016.

We have a very diverse group of speakers this year – ranging from young Taiwanese Americans, to a Tibetan activist, as well as the former Ambassador of the Dominican Republic, Ambassador Manuel Felix. Our biggest and most well-known speaker, Freddy Lim, is flying in from Taiwan to attend. Freddy Lim is a Taiwanese rock band lead singer turned politician.

Remember – you don’t have to be in the US, you don’t have to be in Taiwan – you can be ANYWHERE to express your support and to take part in this movement!

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Hashtag the movement: #TaiwanMatters #UN4TW #KeepTaiwanFree

Revisit a previous article: Why I Fight to “Keep Taiwan Free”


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