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September 2019

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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$10

「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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Screening: Our Youth in Taiwan (St. Louis)

September 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Washington University in St. Louis
Free

Stories of bidding farewell to one’s youth and growing up are commonplace. The dream shared by the protagonists in the film is to build a better country by rebelling against the establishment. However, their fight becomes part of history in the turbulent relations between Taiwan and China. A Taiwanese student movement star, who fights against China, a celebrity Chinese student, who loves Taiwan, and I, a Taiwanese documentary filmmaker passionate about politics. Clashes should come between us, but we find…

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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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November 2019

North America Taiwanese Engineering & Science Association: 2019 UTHF Conference

November 9, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Hilton Santa Clara, 4949 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 94536 United States
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$10

Join 2019 UTHF Conference and learn WHAT YOU MUST KNOW on the latest trend of 5G and Intelligent Connectivity. You will learn what exactly is 5G? How much faster is it compared with 4G? And, what is 5G for? How 5G, combined with AI, IoT, will enable the next generation killer apps that will change how we work, live and play. Yet, all of the above is just the beginning. It’s time to learn more about 5G and exploit the endless innovation opportunities. Join us for a half-day conference to gain…

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December 2019

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

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

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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January 2020

Students: Apply by January 31 for the OFTaiwan Award

January 13, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

LAST UPDATED: JANUARY 12, 2020 The OFTaiwan Award, co-sponsored by TaiwaneseAmerican.org and the Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Student Association (ITASA) awards student organizations that host programming about Taiwanese heritage, culture, and identity. Recipient organizations will be selected based on their events’ and program’s impact, content, and engagement with attendees.  All high school and college student organizations planning events and programs about Taiwan or Taiwanese Americans are eligible. The organization does not have to be a Taiwanese American student group (for example,…

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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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April 2020

Census Day is April 1, 2020: Write in ‘Taiwanese’

April 1, 2020

Every 10 years, the United States counts every person living in the United States — citizens and non-citizens. The census shapes public policy and funding towards our communities. Counting everyone ensures fair and equal representation. We are calling all who identify as Taiwanese and Taiwanese American to check “Other Asian” and write in “Taiwanese” on the 2020 Census.  Please support the Write In Taiwanese Census Campaign by any of the following – 1. Purchase a Campaign Tshirt or a Sweatshirt…

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