NATWA II National Convention 2014 Hosted in New Orleans

Join the North America Taiwanese Women’s Association II (NATWA II) at the 2014 NATWA Convention in New Orleans, LA! The annual gathering brings together hundreds of Taiwanese Americans and Canadians from the 1st through 3rd generations in support of women’s issues.

Dates: Friday, April 18, 2014 – Sunday, April 20, 2014
Location: Hilton New Orleans Airport
Address: 901 Airline Drive, Kenner, LA
Website: http://natwa2.org

Convention registration forms are available at: NATWA Newsletter and Registration Form. (Note that there is a late charge for forms postmarked after March 17, 2014)

Travel scholarships are available for those in need: http://bit.ly/1fbMMo8. (Due March 9, 2014)

Note that there are separate tracks/schedules for the 1st and 2nd/3rd generations. The NATWA II students and young professionals English-speaking program will be available shortly.

Feel free to contact natwa2admin@natwa.com for more information and questions.

The purpose of NATWA II is three-fold:
(1) to establish a network consisting of 1.5- and 2nd-generation Taiwanese American and Canadian women
(2) to cultivate and promote talents among young Taiwanese American and Canadian women
(3) to preserve Taiwanese culture and promote Taiwanese American and Canadian identity.

SAVE THE DATE: NATWA 2014 Annual Convention

The NATWA 2014 Annual Convention Meeting will be from April 17-22, 2014 at the Hilton New Orleans Airport in New Orleans, LA.

Please stay tuned for the NATWA II Schedule!

“Out of Taiwan” Photography Exhibit in SoCal

Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum
Address: 695 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA

The NATWAII SoCal group will be visiting the Out of Taiwan: Shared Connections in the Pacific exhibit at the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum. Photographs by Danee Hazama.

The Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum (PIEAM) presents “Out of Taiwan: Shared Connections in the Pacific” exhibit October 26, 2013 to April 20, 2014 in Long Beach, California. Through the artistic lens of photographer Danee Hazama of Tahiti, French Polynesia, the shared cultural heritage between the people of the Pacific Islands and the indigenous people of Taiwan becomes apparent. Hazama will make a special appearance at the exhibit opening.

The origins of Pacific Islanders have been the subject of interest and controversy for many decades. Significant Western research in archaeology, historical linguistics and molecular genetics shows common patterns with the indigenous Taiwan people and the peoples of the Pacific Islands.

Admission Pricing:
General Admission: $5
Seniors (62+): $3
Students with ID: $3
PIEAM Members (Join Now): Free
Children under 12: Free
Current NATWA/NATWAII members will be comped. But you’re more than welcome to donate to this museum.

Info can on PIEAM can also be found on their website at http://www.pieam.org/

Feel free to contact us at natwa2admin@natwa.com, and visit our Facebook event page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/241874192659017/

NATWA II HOLIDAY POTLUCK

When – Sunday, December 15, 2013

Time – 11:00am until 2:00pm in PST

Where – The Savoy (Sports Cafe), 100 S. Alameda Street Los Angeles, CA

white elephant

Come one, come all to NATWA II’s annual holiday potluck and optional White Elephant gift exchange. Come join us with your favorite dish, drink or dessert to share with others. If you are interested in participating in a gift exchange, bring a wrapped gift ($20 max) and join the fun.

We will also be fundraising and selling our Taiwan cookie cutters and books by female Taiwanese American authors. Great gifts just in time for the holidays.

The Savoy is located on Alameda Street, between 1st and 2nd Streets in the Little Tokyo section of downtown Los Angeles. Street parking is free on Sundays. There are also parking lots around Little Tokyo that cost approximately $5. To get in the building, call Deana Chuang on the directory to be buzzed in. We will be in the Sports Cafe.

RSVP on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/470512679732736/

 

Making History: The Story of Su Beng (史明) crowdfundi​ng campaign

Dear NATWA II,

I’m writing because I have some major news about the biography of Su Beng!

On October 26 I launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to complete the biography of Su Beng which I began working on in 2004.  I have felt a greater sense of urgency to complete the biography of Su Beng (史明), as he turns 95 this year or 96- as it would be counted in Taiwan.  

Su Beng t-shirt
Su Beng’s life is the story of the struggle of the people of Taiwan, and, now more than ever before, I believe that telling his story will bring greater international awareness to the situation in Taiwan.
So I have decided that I need to take three months off and to go back to Taiwan to gather the remaining research needed. When I thought about this late last year, I wasn’t sure how I was going to make this happen until I realized that I should reach out to the community and the world at large for support on this. So I decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for me to complete this project.

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My goal is to raise $15,000 to cover the expenses for me to spend 3 months in Taipei 1) to do the additional research needed to complete the book and 2) to produce a short documentary about the life of Su Beng.
Here’s how you can help:
1) WATCH my crowdfunding video here: http://igg.me/at/makinghistory
2) SHARE and spread the word about this (I’ve included a written description below which you can cut, past and share with other by email)
3) CONNECT me with an organization/business/individual who will be able to contribute to my campaign
4) MAKE a personal contribution at: http://igg.me/at/makinghistory or in-kind donation. I will need a place to stay during my 3 month stay in Taipei. So any referrals for low cost housing or sponsorship of housing would be most helpful.
*To make an in-kind donation please contact me at: subeng.biographer{at}gmail.com

My two major expenses are airfare, and 3 months of accommodations in Taipei, so instead of a monetary donation you can make an in-kind donation such as:

1) a discounted flight ticket from New York to Taipei
2) sponsored accommodations for the entire duration or a short portion of my stay in Taipei 
3) suggestions for low cost housing options in Taipei
Important links/contact information
Making History: The Story of Su Beng  crowdfunding campaign: http://igg.me/at/makinghistory
Felicia’s website about Su Beng: www.aboutsubeng.com

Su Beng is a nonagenarian Taiwan independence activist, former undercover Chinese Communist agent, would be assassin of Chiang Kai-shek, historian and author of the book, Taiwan’s 400 Years of History. This encyclopedic, 2000 page plus book, which took about 18 years to write, is the one of the first most comprehensive books on this topic.

It has and still continues to influence generations of Taiwanese activists.

To contact Felicia Lin directly, email her at subeng.biographer{at}gmail.com or call
her at 937-696-9868.
Sincerely,
Felicia Lin

Kristina Lin: 2013-2014 NATWA II Intern

Welcome to our NATWA II family Kristina!

Kristina

Kristina Lin is the 2013-2014 intern for NATWA II. She also serves as the Administrative Director for the website TaiwaneseAmerican.org, and is the West Coast Director for the Global Leadership Organization. A junior at the University of California, Berkeley, Kristina is studying Molecular Cell Biology with an emphasis on Medical Physiology. She is currently also a co-leader for InterVarsity Cal Christian Fellowship’s Asian American Focus Group on campus.

Kristina is an explorer at heart and loves to work on creative projects, tutor, watch movies, plan events, go on gourmet food quests, and travel back to Taiwan where she spent her high school years. She can be found cafe hopping when not in class and always craves authentic bubble tea and sushi.

Intern Application Deadline Extended to 9/4!