Anita Chang’s Tongues of Heaven Screens in SF/Bay Area

Taiwanese American filmmaker Anita Chang's most recent documentary film, Tongues of Heaven, revolves around the issue of language loss and asks the essential question: “what do you lose when you lose your native language?” Her film explores the challenges of young indigenous peoples of Taiwan and Hawaii in learning the heritage languages of their ancestors — languages that are endangered or facing extinction. TaiwaneseAmerican.org is proud to be a Co-presenter of this limited theatrical…

Support Youth Programs with Purchase of Taiwanese Homestyle Cookbook

We love Taiwanese food… It fuels us. We bond around it. Our friends and family ask us “chia̍h-pá—bē?” or “have you eaten yet?” as an expression of hospitality. Most importantly, it reminds of us home, family, and what it means to be of unique Taiwanese heritage. Last year, TACL-LYF and NATWA-NC joined together to create the second edition of Homestyle Cooking of Taiwan. The book includes suggested menus for various occasions and quick guidelines for prep time, complexity level,…

Mandarin Dinner Series with TAP in Atlanta

Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Time: 6:00pm Location: Ah-Ma's Taiwanese Kitchen Address: 931 Monroe Dr Suite A-108, Atlanta, GA Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1455692474702123/ Looking for more opportunities to practice your Mandarin? Make your parents proud and come 練習中文 with us over a delicious dinner! Join us for this month's dinner at Ah-Ma's Taiwanese Kitchen, a new Taiwanese restaurant in Midtown, and enjoy an exclusive $20 tasting menu featuring delicious…

Summer Beach Party and Bonfire with TAP in LA

Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014 Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Dockweiler State Beach Address: 12501 Vista Del Mar, CA, Playa Del Rey, CA Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/948683685157814/ Come and celebrate the end of summer with us on Saturday, August 23rd at Dockweiler Beach! We'll start the party at 5 PM with some daytime beach activities including beach volleyball, cornhole, relay races, and other fun activities. Once it gets dark, we'll start a bonfire and make s'mores,…

FAPA YPG National Advocacy Conference

The 3-day program includes discussions on Taiwan’s past and present, U.S.-Taiwan relations, advocacy skills, and finally the chance for you to put everything you learned into action, on Capitol Hill. The Conference is an opportunity to sharpen your advocating abilities, for a cause that is dear to you. Dates: August 23-25, 2014 Location: Formosan Association for Public Affairs Address: 552 7th St SE, Washington, DC Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/735071376532010/ For…

TAP-Chicago Racing at Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival

Dates: August 23-24, 2014 Time: 8:00 am Location: Barker's Island Marina Address: 250 Marina Dr, Superior, WI Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/935896076427279/ The TAP-Chicago Typhoon is racing in the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Race on Saturday, August 23rd and we have a few spaces in the boat! The Superior race is really cool, probably the best in the Midwest. There are 100+ teams, a parade, fireworks, concert, and other good stuff. Since it's in Wisconsin, there will be…

Au Revoir Taipei Screens at Seaport Film & Food Festival

Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014 Time: 7:00pm -Free cuisine sampling (while supplies last); 8:00pm -Film Location: Fulton and Front Streets, New York, NY Website: http://www.southstreetseaport.com/events/ The South Street Seaport has partnered with LW Productions to host the Seaport Film and Food Festival, a new four-week international film and food series from July 24 to August 18. For four Thursdays this July and August, a delicious array of free cuisine and drinks highlighting a different…

TAPpy Hour in Atlanta, GA

Date: Thursday, August 14 Time: 7:00pm Location: Sweet Auburn BBQ Address: 656 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/316670931839498/ Please join TAP-ATL for our August TAPpy Hour at Sweet Auburn BBQ. Yes, this is the Sweet Auburn BBQ that you see at food truck parks. They recently opened a bricks and mortar store in Virginia Highlands with a bar and extended menu. They're going to provide tasty snacks and special cocktails for purchase that…

Linsanity Movie Screening in LA for Kaohsiung Disaster Relief

On July 31st, 2014 a 100-ton gas leak caused a chain of massive explosions in Kaohsiung, Taiwan which instantly killed 28 people and injured over 300. Streets were caved in, and cars were blown into buildings. The disastrous aftermath left thousands of devastated people in need of power, food, and medical supplies. Please join the combined effort of Miss Taiwanese American, Taiwan Center, and the producer of Linsanity to help raise disaster relief funds. Linsanity is a documentary on a Taiwanese…

Dmae Roberts on Preserving and Reviving 25 Years of Mei Mei’s Journey

In 1989, Dmae Roberts, a mixed-race Taiwanese American independent public radio producer, writer and playwright, produced Mei Mei, A Daughter’s Song, the only radio documentary featuring a Taiwanese heritage story to receive the prestigious Peabody Award. It chronicled her relationship with her mother and her mother’s childhood in Taiwan. In 1991 she wrote a multimedia stage play called Mei Mei for the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center in Portland that was an adaptation of this 1989 radio…