Not too long ago, I happened to be in NYC to see the preparations for the Annual New York Dominican Day Parade. People of all ages - from toddlers to teens, young adults to grandparents - were lined up along 6th Avenue, adorned with flags. Floats were on the side, getting ready to proudly drive … Continue reading More than just a Piece of Fabric
Dozens of passionate individuals stood together under cloudy skies and the threat of heavy rain in Times Square a few weeks ago on Saturday, September 13th to take part in the Keep Taiwan Free Rally 2014. This annual event – formally known as the United Nations for Taiwan Rally - has been going on for … Continue reading Keep Taiwan Free Rally 2014 – A Recap
We have an exciting week coming up! If you're in the area, please join us! Taiwan Aloud - Wednesday 9/10 Featuring The Hsu-nami and two bands from Taiwan, Manic Sheep and Olivia. Come out for a night of fun music and rock out with Hsu-Nami! Also, get a chance to find out why Taiwan matters … Continue reading A Big Week
Today marks the 51st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech - it was a speech about civil rights, a speech about freedom, a speech about being recognized. Although it may seem a bit of a stretch, while reading the excerpt of his speech, certain sentences stuck out to me, and … Continue reading We Have a Dream
We stumbled upon a blank white house made out of cardboard and was prompted with one seemingly simple question -- "What does home mean to you?"
"Taiwan is my country, pure and simple. Whatever your race is, Taiwan, as a diverse society, has gained the love of all its people. They all identify themselves with the idea of Taiwan." - Wang Yung-Hsiang (王雲祥) of Democracy Tautin This past weekend, OFT drove down to Central Jersey to attend a talk hosted by Rutgers Taiwan … Continue reading Inside the Legislative Yuan with Democracy Tautin
New Jersey native Jon Lee was shocked when he found out about the relationship between Taiwan and China. In our interview, we talk to him to learn about his journey from Rutgers to Taiwan advocacy in DC and beyond
Taiwan, a shining beacon of democracy in the East Asia region, is a country that struggles for self-determination. The scars from Taiwan's turbulent history has not held her back from becoming one of Asia's 4 Economic Tigers, from having a rich culture, or from excelling in healthcare, humanitarian causes, and much more. However, these scars have … Continue reading What We Do