TACL 2017 Winter Convention in Seattle

February 28th, 2017

Twice a year, board members from TAP and TACL programs around the nation convene for a weekend to develop leadership skills, explore Taiwanese American identity, and discuss how to engage as citizens of our communities. The weekends also feature social events that strengthen our friendship/network across the country. TACL’s Winter 2017 Convention, “Power Up!” was

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TACL Condemns President Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration and Pledges Alongside 200+ Asian American Organizations to Resist Discriminatory Actions

February 5th, 2017

On Friday, January 27th, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order that suspended immigrant and non-immigrant entry into the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen – for 90 days; suspended all refugee admissions through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days; and suspended admission of Syrian

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TACL Stands with the AAPI Community: Watters and Fox News’ Tongue-in-Cheek “Humor” is a Cloak for Racism

October 7th, 2016

In a recent Fox News segment, “Watters’ World,” host Jesse Watters conducted “man on the street” interviews with individuals in New York City’s Chinatown. While “Watters’ World” is known for its attempts at comedy, the interviews in this particular segment consisted of questions that TACL, like many other groups, condemns as racist and offensive. Attempts

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Election Day is Nov 8th

October 3rd, 2016

Election Day is upon us and we would like to encourage all TACL friends and family to get to the polls and exercise your right to vote – remember the A (for American) in TACL! Below is a brief FAQ for common questions or concerns you might have on this day. I’m not registered. What

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Chapter Update: 6 Highlights from the TAP-ATX Night Market

October 3rd, 2016

TAP-ATX hosted its first ever Night Market event at the Asian American Resource Center (AARC) on August 20, 2016. Despite the rainy weather, the turnout was amazing with approximately 1500 people showing up to the event. It was a night to remember with plenty to do and people to meet!   Didn’t make it? Don’t

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TACL 2016 September Convention in Boston

October 3rd, 2016

Labor Day weekend is often described as the last weekend of the summer here in the United States. Many groups of friends and families around the country will take advantage of the long weekend to travel a bit and see the country. Others will stay home and enjoy the weather and maybe host a BBQ

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Program Update: PIP 2016 Recap

October 3rd, 2016

This past August, TACL’s Political Internship Program (PIP) celebrated its successful relaunch in Los Angeles, where the program started 24 years ago. With an intimate closing ceremony that featured a keynote speech by Congresswoman Judy Chu, a long-time friend of the Taiwanese American community, this year’s program proudly recognized the achievements of its three interns.

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Chapter Update: 6 Ways TAP-Austin Was Jammin’ @SXSW with TAP Jam

July 6th, 2016

Every March, SXSW takes over downtown Austin with one of the largest music festivals to showcase music from various genres and countries. SXSW hosted an official “Taiwan Beats” night, where we got to listen to the entire lineup from Taiwan. To increase exposure for these artists, TAP-Austin hosted a separate day-show, TAP JAM. Here are

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LYF Camp 2016: When LYF Gives You Lemons

July 6th, 2016

Two weeks ago, TACL-LYF successfully held its weeklong Taiwanese American summer camp, having so much fun in the sun with over 120 campers and 45 staff. The theme for this year’s LYF Camp was “When LYF Gives You Lemons,” and the campers worked on their problem-solving skills and leadership skills, while exploring Taiwanese American culture.

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Your Summer Checklist for the 2016 General Election

June 26th, 2016

With the 2016 primary season winding down, the major party nominations will soon be made. The road to the general election is sure to be eventful and it is important that every voice in each generation in our community is heard. Voter registration guidelines vary from state to state and can be confusing. Make sure

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