FAPA-YPGFAPA-YPG -- Jan 2012
Chapter Report:San Francisco
by Jonathan Lee
In the Bay we’ve been focused onstrengthening our membership. We heldour ﬁrst Thanksgiving Potluck inNovember featuring home-made dishessuch as Jap Chae, Congee, TaiwaneseFried Noodles (
), andTaiwanese Meatball Soup (
)witha special appearance by FAPA-YPG NJmember Albert Tseng.In December, we were lucky to haveChia-chun Chung and Herbert Changvisit as part of the “Dear Taiwan” (
)tour. FAPA-YPG teamed up withTAP-SF to screen the ﬁlm in the SouthBay at the San Jose Taiwanese AmericanCenter to more than 100 people and inSan Francisco to 40 people.As I’m sure most of you know, Taiwan just completed its 2012 elections inJanuary. The day after, YPG membersgathered over hotpot to discuss the resultsand implications for the future of Taiwan.To lighten the mood, we again teamed upwith TAP-SF for a closed screening of “You are the Apple of My Eye” (
) in February.And of course to commemorate 228, weworked with ACT to host a paneldiscussing itsimplications ondemocracy and Taiwantoday.Stay tuned our fellowYPGers because thefuture is full of events aswe’re planning to hostthe “Why TaiwanMatters” series in Marchand April reviewing theaptly namedCongressional hearings.To continue the social/cultural aspects we’ll be organizingviewings of
when they come to theaters. Untilnext time…Good Night and Good Luck!
Chapter Report:Gainesville, FL
by Wenya Wang
We had two meetings/parties at Dr.Steve Lin's house -- Sincere thanks toDr. and Mrs. Lin for kindly invitingYPG members and new students!The ﬁrst one was a potluck party onNov. 6, 2011. We shared theexperience of attending the YPGadvocacy conference
with membersand friends. Later we watched the ﬁlm
.The second one was a BBQ party onJan 29 Sun to celebrate Lunar NewYear. More than 20 people showed up.We made new friends and caught upwith old ones.
We also discussed thedate and venue for a new event whichwill be co-host by TWSA at UF andYPG in Gainesville. The new eventwill be a panel answering questionsregarding how Taiwanese studentsﬁndjobs in the US. The date will beon March 17.
by Alan Luo
Some members of the Seattle group areinvolved in American Citizens forTaiwan, which continues to improve thecontent and user experience of the ACTonline campaign website, as well asproducing action alert emails. ACT willsoon launch a
mobile version of our ACTwebsite.
Starting from this year ACT has producedtwo action alert emails, one on supportinga fair presidential election in Taiwan, andthe current one supporting Taiwanesehigh-ranking
ofﬁcials to visit the U.S.ACT also produced an article about the228 Massacre asking U.S. citizens to helpprevent such an event in the future.We ask you to make sure you sign up forthe ACT mailing list athttp://americancitizensfortaiwan.org, and tellyour friends and family as well. Togetherwe can make a difference in inﬂuencingmembers of Congress via the ACT tool.