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May 2019

2019 Taiwan Film Festival (Boston)

May 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - May 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 60 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
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The first Taiwanese Film Festival of Boston will be inaugurated on May 26th and 27th. The Festival welcomes six newly independent Taiwanese documentaries to the Boston. Please join us and explore the richness of Taiwan. *May 27th is Memorial Holiday Host organization: Taiwan Film Festival of Boston Email: taiwanfilmfestival.boston@gmail.com Phone: 617-245-2230 Website Facebook fanpage Co-host organizations: TCCNE, TAA, NEACP, NE Hakka, MITROCSA, HTSA Ticket Information Early bird: 1-Day pass $24; 2-Day pass $40 (sale ends on 4/30) Regular: 1-Day pass…

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June 2019

Taiwanese American Peter Lin’s “New Age, Old Ways” CD Release

June 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Birdland Theater, 315 W. 44th Street
New York, NY 10036 United States
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Join us for Peter Lin's TNT Quartet CD Release! All attendees will receive a special copy of Peter's Jazz Comic Book "New Age Old Ways" ! About this Event “...His trombone has that same forward sound that evokes beyond be-bop...There's a jovial brashness here, an inner light to his playing that suggests he's in love with this music, and while he seems to be a perfectly serious and thoughtful performer you can't help but imagine the smile on his face…

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September 2019

TAP NY: 15th Annual Mets Taiwan Day

September 7, 2019

Come join TAP-NY as the NY Mets host the 15th Annual Taiwan Day at the Mets stadium for an exciting game with the Mets playing the Phillies! Taiwanese comedian, social worker and Youtuber Tsai Aga will be throwing the honorary first pitch. If you would like to support and donate to Taiwan-based charities, please visit https://give2asia.org/fund/?fwp_location=taiwan, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to look through different projects. Grab your tickets soon before they fill up! The deadline to purchase tickets will be…

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2019 United Nations Membership for Taiwan / Keep Taiwan Free March (NYC)

September 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In 1992, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in Taiwan proposed that the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) administration of Taiwan (Republic of China) should recognize the political reality and end the international isolation by considering re-entry into the international community by applying for United Nations membership using the name of Taiwan. Since New York is where the United Nations headquarters is located, it motivated the Taiwanese Americans living in the Greater New York area to organize the “Committee for Admission of…

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Hello Taiwan Bubble Tea Festival

September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 3rd Annual Hello Taiwan Bubble Tea Festival is returning to the streets of New York! In 2017, the New York Times published an article calling tapioca pearls “blobs” and referred to bubble tea as “exotic.” Readers sounded off, and the Times revised their piece. Despite the proliferation of bubble tea beyond Chinatown, Flushing, and Sunset Park, there are still people out there who know nothing about Taiwan’s “National drink." So we took a stab at the situation with the…

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Screening: Lost Black Cats – 35th Squadron Movie

September 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
13744 Northern Boulevard, 13744 Northern Boulevard
Queens, NY 11354
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「導演楊佈新耗費六年、走訪美中台三地而完成的紀錄片《疾風魅影─黑貓中隊》,聚焦於台美合作的「快刀計畫」中一支重要且神秘的隊伍——「黑貓中隊」,前空軍35中隊。 It took Director Johnathon six years and numerous traveling between China, Taiwan, and US to finish the documentary film “Lost Black Cats – 35th Squadron”. The spotlight focuses on Taiwan-US collaborative “Project Razor” and one secretive yet significant squadron – Black Cats, former 35th squardron airforce. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Cat_Squadron 影片顯見的看點,絕對能滿足軍事武器迷和歷史迷,如其揭露的絕密的任務、頂尖的飛行員、U-2高空偵察機這台號稱世界上最難駕馭的機種之一⋯⋯。另一個看點則是它所包含的傷口——飛行員可能在訓練時死亡;熬過訓練之後,可能因對空導彈殉職或被俘虜——電影的簡筆敷蓋處理,進而產生令人不安的空缺。更有甚者,作為一部圍繞國共爭鬥為起始的紀錄片,其本身連動的議題,不管是顯而易見或隱而未宣的部份,都對台灣觀眾具可看性。 Fulfilled with highlights in the film, ensuring satisfying viewing for military weapon fans and history enthusiastic, it entails declassified secretive missions, top aviators, and U-2 spy plane, one of the most…

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October 2019

Tea for Taiwan: A Documentary About Taiwanese American Activism

October 19, 2019

Eliana Ritts 2019 | 18 min | USA, Taiwan Director in Attendance Bubble tea, known for its fluorescent straws and tapioca balls, has become a staple in New York City. But the sweet drink is also a surprising tool for Taiwanese-American activists. Unlike the ubiquitous beverage, Taiwan, a nation of 23 million people, is largely unrecognized by the international community. Through this exploration of bubble tea, experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of Taiwanese activism in New York City. Co-presented…

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Oslo Freedom Forum in New York

October 23, 2019
The Town Hall, 123 W 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036 United States
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Missed the Oslo Freedom Forum in Taipei, Taiwan? Join us on October 23 for an afternoon of inspiring talks and performances featuring some of the world's bravest activists — a masterclass in the struggle for freedom around the globe. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster today. Confirmed speakers include: *Masih Alinejad, irrepressible Iranian journalist and women's rights activist founder of My Stealthy Freedom, an online movement opposed to the mandatory dress code, and the #whitewednesdays protest campaign. *Thae Yong-Ho, the highest…

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December 2019

Taiwan! Let’s Get Married (Screening/Discussion)

December 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Prof. Larry Tung will screen and discuss his 2018 documentary, Taiwan! Let's Get Married, and 2019 follow-up documentary, A Big Fat Taiwanese Same-Sex Wedding Banquet. Taiwan! Let's Get Married! (2018, RT 17:44) On May 24, 2017, Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage, setting a 2-year deadline for the legislature to make new or amend existing laws to make it a reality. This landmark ruling is setting the stage for the island to become the first country in Asia to…

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February 2020

2020 ITASA East Coast Conference: Recognize to Reconnect

February 6, 2020 - February 9, 2020

ABOUT ITASA The Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association (ITASA) is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that connects, inspires, and empowers the Taiwanese American student community. ITASA’s annual East Coast Conference (ECC) attracts nearly 400 undergraduates nationwide who attend workshops led by prominent Taiwanese American speakers, social events to meet fellow students, and interactive discussions about culture, identity, education, and leadership. OUR VISION Identifying with our Taiwanese heritage can be challenging because of Taiwan's limited visibility, unique history, and continuing political…

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