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2015 NATWAII Scholarship Application for NATWA Convention

The 2015 NATWA Convention will be held at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley. The NATWA II Scholarship Application to attend the 2015 NATWA Conference is now open. Please apply here or fill out the form below to submit by Wednesday, March 25. Scholarship recipients will be notified by Friday, March 27.

You can now also register online for the 2015 NATWA Convention here.

2015 NATWA Convention Online Registration
Deadline: Monday, March 30, 2015
***NATWA II Attendees, please only purchase Meal Plan C (Saturday Night Dinner) if you plan on joining us for that meal.

2015 NATWA Convention Schedule & Mail-In Registration Form

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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.

F.Lin1

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.

NATWA II 2013-2014 Intern Program

Register for the NATWA 2013 Convention!

Come join the North America Taiwanese Women’s Association II (NATWAII) at 2013 NATWA 北美洲臺灣婦女會 Convention in Los Angeles, CA. This year’s theme is “Explore, Appreciate, Celebrate.”
NATWA 2013 Convention Registration Form (please write NATWAII on chapter)
http://natwa.com/link/forms/2013/Registration
(late charge for forms postmarked after March 18, 2013)NATWAII Travel Scholarship form
http://goo.gl/BBFhl
(due March 10, 2013)
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NATWAII Schedule
Friday, April 19th
6:30PM-8PM               Dinner (meal plan)
8:00PM-10:00PM      Arrivals, Introductions & Icebreakers (NATWAII)
10:00PM                        Free Time
Optional: Outing/Night on the Town
Saturday, April 20th
7:00PM-7:30AM         Morning Exercise (optional)
7:00PM-8:45AM         Buffet Breakfast (meal plan)
9:00PM-12PM                         Keynote Speech
       9:00-10:30AM      Formosan Genetic Heritage (in Mandarin with English summary)
                                    Speaker: Marie Lin, M.D., FCAP
       10:30-12PM         Going Beyond Your Comfort Zone!
Speaker: Charlene Chen
12:15PM-1:30PM        Lunch/Scholarship Presentation (meal plan)
1:45PM-3:00PM          Look Up and Forward: From a Young Overseas Taiwanese’s Perspective
Speaker:  Lily Wang, M.D.
3:00PM-5:00PM          NATWA roundtables
                                    “What ARE you? Navigating interracial identities and relationships.”
Speakers: Roselyn Hsueh, Grace Lynch Hwang, Monica Zarazua
5:00PM-6:00PM          Prep and get ready for NATWA/LA Night
6:30PM-8:00PM          Dinner (meal plan)
8:00PM-9:30PM          LA Night
9:30PM                        Free Time
Optional: Outing/Night on the Town
Sunday, April 21st
7:00PM-7:30AM         Morning Exercise (optional)
7:00PM-8:45AM         Buffet Breakfast (meal plan)
9:00PM-11:30AM       NATWAII Panel Speaker Session
“Taiwanese American Women Raising Awareness About Domestic Violence.”
Speakers:  Judge Deborah Chuang Servino, Grayce Liu, Jong-Ling Wu
11:30PM-12:00PM      Closing Ceremony
Optional: Sightseeing and lunch after NATWA Convention
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When making hotel reservations, please have the staff look  under the code “ATW”, “Taiwanese”, or “North American Taiwanese Women’s Association”. The reservation link is also available, as follow:
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/laxap?groupCode=atwatwa&app=resvlink&fromDate=4%2F18%2F13&toDate=4%2F21%2F13NATWA Hotel Room Rate: US$89 plus taxes & fee for 1-2 guests, additional person $10/person up to 4 persons.Feel free to contact natwa2admin@natwa.com for more information and questions.
www.natwa2.org
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NATWA II Scholarship Application Due 3-10

Link if you cannot see the form embedded below: 2013 Scholarship Application

Update on Almost Home: Taiwan

Last year, one of our NATWA II panelists was Victoria Linchong, Taiwanese American actress, writer, producer and director extraordinaire working in both theater and film. Victoria’s feature directorial debut–Almost Home: Taiwan, is currently in post-production. Asian Cinevision recently did interview with Victoria about the film sparked by a 2008 visit back to Taiwan.

Asian Cinevision Article

More about Victoria Linchong

Almost Home: Taiwan Blog

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