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A Letter to Our TAP-NY Family: Coming Together

TAP-NY Family Letter

Dear TAP-NY Family, This last week has undoubtedly been a rollercoaster. My inbox has been flooded with coronavirus updates as place by place reduced hours and announced closures, so I hope this letter may be a bright spot in your day. I wanted to update you on what TAP-NY is doing with existing events, but just as importantly, how we are refocusing our efforts to support you and communities most in need through a variety of virtual events and initiatives (scroll down for more information!). The Not-So-Fun NewsWhile we had a wait and see approach two weeks ago when we first cancelled our...

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Opening Reception: Against All Odds

Opening Reception: Against All Odds

In celebration of Women’s History Month, join Pearl River Mart at their new exhibit: AGAINST ALL ODDS: ASIAN WOMEN WHO DARED TO BE GREAT. The exhibit is curated by Kelly Lan, the Taiwanese American founder of Hello Prosper, and features stunning illustrations by Chinese German artist Bo Feng Lin. Pearl River’s next art exhibition presents the stories of six incredible Asian and Asian American women who strove against sexism, racism, adversity, and more to make their mark in history. The opening reception is on Saturday, March 14, from 5 to 7 pm, and will be catered by women-owned...

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Member of the Month: Kaitlin Yang

Member of the Month: Kaitlin Yang

For our March Member of the Month, we interviewed superstar member Kaitlin Yang! Read on to learn more about her. Tell us about yourself! It can be about anything – where you grew up, your professional background, your hobbies, etc. I grew up in Taiwan and moved to the states when I was 15. I didn’t grow up going to international schools, so please excuse any grammatical mistakes and awkward english in my responses (It took me years to stop calling my kitchen my chicken, so I’ve come a long way you see)  I graduated from WashU in 2018, and I am currently a Children’s Book Designer by...

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Chinatown Fire Relief Fundraiser

Chinatown Fire Relief Fundraiser

Join TAP-NY and numerous community organizations for a fundraiser to support the recovery and rebuilding process of five cornerstone organizations displaced by the devastating fire on January 23rd, 2020, at 70 Mulberry Street. Date/Time: Saturday, March 7th, 6pm - 10pmLocation: 301 Henry St, New York, NY 10002 For more details and to purchase a ticket, click here.If you cannot attend, but want to donate, click here. Your donation/ticket purchase grants you access to an upbeat, impactful evening including small bites and drinks from local businesses, music courtesy of local Asian American...

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Taiwanese American Lawyers Association Kickoff Reception

TA Lawyers Association

*Note that this event has been postponed until further notice due to coronavirus concerns. Join fellow Taiwanese American attorneys from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut as we launch the first bar association for Taiwanese Americans in the Greater New York metropolitan area. Come meet and network with fellow lawyers, business people, and other professionals as we take the first step in building a legal industry organization for the Taiwanese American community. Date/Time: Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6:30 - 8:30pmLocation: Cozen O'Connor, P.C. (277 Park Avenue,...

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Rock The Boat Season 4 Launch: Making Waves

Rock the Boat

*Note that due to coronavirus concerns, AABDC and Rock The Boat have made the decision to host the Season 4 Launch panel virtually as a live webinar. All of the panelists will participate and there will be a live Q&A after the panel. You will also be invited to the Rock The Boat Community Slack channel to connect with each other before and after the webinar. More webinar details further below. Rock The Boat, a narrative podcast about Asian Americans challenging the status quo, is launching Season 4! This season, they are highlighting Asian Americans who are making waves in their...

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Member of the Month: Kevin So

Member of the Month: Kevin So

For our February Member of the Month, we interviewed superstar member Kevin So! Read on to learn more about him. Tell us about yourself! It can be about anything – where you grew up, your professional background, your hobbies, etc. Hey everyone, I’m Kevin! I was born and raised right here in NYC. I moved to Philly for college for about 4-years, but ultimately came back to my roots in NYC after graduating. I’ve worked a ton of jobs over the years, but having studied engineering, originally pursued a construction career as a project assistant. After I got dropped from my former company, I...

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Rock the Boat Journaling Workshop: Navigating Emotions in The Workplace

RTB Journaling Workshop

Our emotions impact not only the quality of our work, but also how we perceive our jobs and careers. So why do we believe that emotions are “unprofessional” or uninformative? Why are we often taught to separate our emotions from the workplace? How can we better evaluate our emotions to make career path decisions aligned with our desires? Join Jess Song of Back to Self (www.backtoself.us) on a deep dive into the relationship between our emotions and our career paths.  THIS MIGHT BE FOR YOU IF: You are feeling frustrated, stuck, or misaligned at work You are considering different...

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TAP-NY Deal Alert: Asian CineVision Oscars Watch Party

Oscars Viewing Party

Join Asian CineVision to watch the Oscars and celebrate the progress that we've made in API diaspora storytelling and representation! When: Sun, February 9, at 7:00 PMWhere: M1-5 Lounge (52 Walker Street, New York, NY 10013)For more details and to buy tickets, please click here. Your ticket includes a glass of champagne, happy hour drinks, and games and trivia with fun prizes. The champagne toast will occur before the ceremony starts at 7:45 PM, so please arrive by then! TAP members get a special deal - buy three tickets for the price of two! On the ticket page, select the “Community...

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TAP-NY Deal Alert: MOCATalks with author Abigail Hing Wen: Loveboat, Taipei

Loveboat Taipei

Join the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) to meet and talk with author Abigail Hing Wen about her debut novel Loveboat, Taipei. It is a young adult Crazy Rich Asians, inspired by the actual cultural exchange program in Taipei attended by many Asian American teens since the 1960s. The romp is woven through with an immigrant girl’s coming-of-age story, of navigating family complexities, discovering identity in all its facets, and finding love. The program is moderated by Nancy Yao Maasbach, MOCA President. TAP members get a special discount for $10 tickets, which include the talk, wine,...

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