Meet TAP-Atlanta & Wellington Tzou


Meet TAP-Atlanta & Wellington Tzou by: Jacqui Wu, TACL President In January, TAP-Atlanta was voted in by their peer TAPs and is now an official TAP Chapter. Congratulations and welcome to our newest family member! TACL conducted a short interview with Wellington Tzou, TAP-Atlanta’s Founding President to learn a little more about him and TAP-Atlanta. Here is what we found out: TACL: Tell us about yourself! It can be about anything – where you
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Happy Lunar New Year!


Happy Lunar New Year! Growing up in Taiwan, I always looked forward to the month-long celebrations of 新年 (“xin nian” or New Year) when family and friends visited and gathered at different houses to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Every morning, we put on a different red colored outfit and rehearsed our 吉祥話 (“ji xiang hua” or good fortune sayings). When we entered people’s homes, the first things to say were “恭喜恭喜” (“gong xi gong xi” or congratulati
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TAIWAN: The Great(est) Outdoors


TAIWAN: The Great(est) Outdoors By Jason Kuo, TAP-DC President When we think of Taiwan, we tend to think of familiar cultural elements: night markets, bubble tea, and stinky tofu. Taiwan however, is much more than that. Taiwan is an island that is home to farmers and tea shops and family-owned businesses, as well as mega-manufacturers and corporate titans. In the last two decades, Taiwan has also earned its spot on the international athletics fro
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Farewell Letter from the President


My journey with TACL began in the summer of 2005 as an intern in the TACL Political Internship Program. My experience taught me that I had much to learn if I wanted to be a leader one day, but it also inspired me to run for public office in the future. Most importantly, I’m happy to say that 9 years later those involved with the program are still my friends today. TACL’s impact on me that summer was immense to say the least and I’ve been looking
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From Interns to Advocates


TACL recently concluded the 2014 Political Internship Program. The program hosted interns in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. This year’s interns came from different universities from across the country, but all share a common passion for the Taiwanese American community. Many interns were referrals from Youth Camps, TAP Mentorship Programs, ITASA, and other partner programs. We look forward to watching these young leaders grow and continue
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New Kids on the Block


The word about TACL and TAP is spreading.  This year at National Convention 2014 in Washington, DC, expect to see a few new faces in the crowd.  We’ve got new board members coming out to represent TAP-Seattle, TAP-Atlanta, and TAP-Austin.  Here’s a spotlight on some unique things each of the chapters have been doing. Since we last saw our old friends from the Emerald City, they have had a number of events to continue building their chapter.  TAP-
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Bringing Together TA Youth Camps Nation-wide


Bringing Together TA Youth Camps Nation-wide It’s that time of year again — summer camp season!   And for many of us, our fondest summer camp memories are the ones we had at one of the many Asian-American youth camps across the country. We at TACL understand the immense value that these camps provide to both their youth and the entire TA community, which is why late last year, we kicked off a collaborative forum among 5 TA youth camps (incl
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Day in the Life of APAs


How many Asian-Pacific Americans are there around us?  How do all our lives coincide or differ as we assimilate or differentiate day-to-day in the US?  On May 10, 2014, the Smithsonian Institute is celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage month by aggregating videos and pictures posted on social media and Flickr using the hashtag #LifeAPA and selecting a collection to be curated and displayed on their website. Join TACL and the Smithsonian in
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Mid-Term Conference in Las Vegas


We held the Annual TACL Mid-Term Conference in Las Vegas, NV over the MLK weekend. We had 60+ leaders from throughout the US represented (Seattle, Atlanta, San Diego, San Francisco, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C.) and we also held our first national youth camps Google hangout at the conference with the following camps represented: TACL-LYF, TACL-LID, TAF, TANG, and WMACS. What an incredible experience! We held our conference in La
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