Day of Remembrance

February 18th, 2018

On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the military to forcibly remove 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry (about ⅔ of whom were American citizens) from their homes and incarcerate them in 10 American concentration camps. This order stripped Japanese American citizens of their rights and civil liberties and has

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Happy Lunar New Year from TACL!

February 14th, 2018

In this Year of the Dog, TACL would like to wish everyone good health, prosperity, and happiness! Over the past few weeks, TAP Chapters from all over the country (TAP-LA, TAP-OC, TAP-SD, TAP-DC, TAP-NY) have rung in the Lunar New Year with festive banquets and events. Here are some pictures from those celebrations. If you

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TACL Celebrates Black History Month

February 10th, 2018

February is Black (African American) History Month – a time to celebrate and remember the achievements and contributions of Black Americans to our country and society. The long history of Black America is both vibrant and tragic, infused with a spirit of hope that has persevered through centuries of slavery, oppression, and institutional racism, and

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Convention Recap: Sky’s The Limit in San Diego, CA

January 28th, 2018

During Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend (January 12-14), leaders from across the country gathered in San Diego for the 2018 TACL National Winter Convention. Despite last minute flight cancellations and diversions due to heavy fog (the fog was no joke), attendees found other means to get to SD safely (shout out to LYF for

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Meet the New TACL National Board Members

January 25th, 2018

TACL National Board has doubled in size this year.  Get to know the new board members below. Alex Shih, TAP Liaison Previous TACL leadership positions: TAP-NY Cultural Chair, External VP, President What goals do you have for national board? Strengthen our TAP chapters both internally and externally, to touch and enhance the lives of as many Taiwanese

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Spotlight: New Presidents

January 25th, 2018

It’s a new year, and we have a LOT of new Presidents. Meet them all below! Brian Lin, LYF Previous position and years in position: Secretary (16-17) Boba drink of choice? Milk tea, no boba, 0% sugar What song do you currently have on repeat? App – My First Is a hot dog a sandwich? The word sandwich is

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Chapter Update: TAP Boston EDGE Mentorship Program

January 25th, 2018

TAP Boston launched another successful kickoff of the college mentorship program – EDGE – in September 2017. EDGE has grown to a total of 50 participants, with 25 professional mentors and 25 driven undergraduate students. To guide undergraduate students from local Boston colleges professionally, EDGE hosts a total of 4 workshops throughout the year. To

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Meet Our Newest Provisional Chapter: TAP-OC

September 28th, 2017

In September, TAP-OC obtained provisional chapter status to serve the wonderful TAs in Orange County in Southern California. Please give a big welcome to our newest family member! TACL conducted a short interview with Vincent Su, TAP-OC’s Founding President to learn a little more about him and TAP-OC. Here is what we found out. TAP-OC

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Celebrating PIP Class of 2017 & PIP’s 25th Anniversary

September 28th, 2017

On Saturday, August 5, 2017, TACL’s Political Internship Program celebrated its 25th anniversary and the graduation of TACL PIP interns, Class of 2017.  We are so proud of the interns’ accomplishments this summer and hope to see them continue to stay involved in the Taiwanese American community.  Here is a quick intro to our awesome

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Convention Recap: Round-Up in Austin, TX

September 27th, 2017

The Fall 2017 TACL National Convention (#TACLRoundUp) kicked off with a TAPpy Hour on Friday along Rainey Street. Saturday was filled with icebreakers, storytelling from keynote speaker Miss Louisiana 2016 Justine Ker, and a very special Ghost Town BBQ complete with live music, square dancing, and cowboy boots. Sunday offered programs time to share best

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