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A bilingual podcast featuring personal stories by people of Taiwanese heritage. 雙語訪跟台灣人、華僑、華裔訪談. Friendspiration Series: talking to friends about their creative endeavors. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook: @twdiaspora. Show notes: www.taiwanesediaspora.com. Email: hello@taiwanesediaspora.com. Support: https://ko-fi.com/twdiaspora. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/twdiaspora/support
 
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Who Keeps Us Safe?

PARISOL: Pacific Rim Solidarity Network

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Who Keeps Us Safe? is a podcast by Asian Americans living in Seattle that explores safety, policing, and abolition in our communities and beyond. Join us monthly as we speak with organizers in the Seattle area, and reflect on their work and learnings. We hope that our listeners will use this podcast to begin or supplement their own conversations about safety and policing in their own communities. This is a project of PARISOL: Pacific Rim Solidarity Network, a grassroots anti-imperialist, ant ...
 
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#56: 中華民國 112 年升旗典禮 2023 Taiwan R.O.C. Flag Raising Ceremony in Rockville, Maryland Happy New Year! Field recording from today's Flag Raising Ceremony on 1/1/23. (sorry about the wind) (3:15) Taiwan R.O.C. Anthem 唱國歌 (6:25) Remarks by 華府台灣同鄉聯誼會 (8:46) Remarks by 華府榮光聯誼會 (12:00) Remarks by 黃埔同學會 (15:34) Remarks by Ambassador Bi-khim Hsiao 蕭 大使 美琴 (p…
 
歡迎大家來參加今年十月一日跟二日的波士頓台灣影展 (Taiwan Film Festival of Boston, TFFB)! 今天很高興歡迎到兩位 TFFB 的共同會長 Annie 跟 Yu-Jou! << 買票 link to buy tickets >> --- (00:10) 介紹波士頓台灣影展 (3:25) 今年的主題:「裂縫與光」Crack & Light (4:25) 長片一: Grandma and Her Ghosts 魔法阿嬤 (7:55) 長片二: Eagle Hand 老鷹之手 (9:15) 長片三: Me and My Condemned Son 我的兒子是死刑犯 (11:00) 長片四: Enigma: The Chinese Crested Tern 尋找神話…
 
Annie, one of the three co-presidents of the 2022 Taiwan Film Festival of Boston (TFFB), joins us for a chat today about this year's event! This is the fourth annual TFFB event, and the first fully in-person event since the start of the pandemic. This year's line up includes 6 features films and 2 short films (link to 2022 program). The directors a…
 
我每次去 Madison, WI 就會到他們開的台灣小吃餐廳吃好吃的,享受店裡的風格。真的是我其中最愛去的地方!很高興有機會跟 Seven 跟 Christine 聊。Seven 跟 Kai 在美國的威斯康星州的麥迪遜城市開的台灣小吃餐廳。Christine 在 University of Wisconsin Madison 讀中國文學的博士。 What a fun conversation (in English and Mandarin) with Seven and Christine from Taiwan Little Eats, a restaurant featuring amazing food and a cultural space for arts and conver…
 
This is the second episode in the Friendspiration Series! Pretty thrilled that the turnaround on this one a week from when we recorded. I'm thrilled to have Bentley Brown as a guest today. I first met him a few months ago, actually a few nights before I ran the Boston Marathon, when he was in town for a film screening of his latest: "Revolution fro…
 
A couple weeks ago, MPOP (Massage Parlor Outreach Project) held a vigil in Seattle's CID to mark the anniversary of the tragedy in Atlanta, GA. We chatted briefly with some MPOP members to hear more about the event and what community safety means for us now, one year later. Content Warning: We briefly mention the physical violence and murder that o…
 
Our past episodes have focused on organizers in the greater Seattle area, but this month we follow the conversations we had with various organizers on the north eastern coast of the continent. We learn from other organizations as they share their stories around the similar work & struggles that they face concerning issues of safety, particularly in…
 
This is the first episode in the Friendspiration Series! We recorded this almost exactly a year ago in Feb 2021, a few months after Pamoja officially launched. I'm super excited to introduce you to Stephanie Evans, founder of Pamoja! We first met at a post-MBA program in Italy, and I'm so excited for her to share her journey in founding a leather g…
 
Announcement: I'm running the Boston Marathon in April -- will you help me fundraise for BCNC to support new immigrants Make a donation using this link (before April 30, 2022): https://www.givengain.com/ap/cynthia-lin-raising-funds-for-boston-chinatown-neighborhood-center-bcnc-/ *** About: Boston Marathon! Nonprofit: Boston Chinatown Neighborhood C…
 
公告:我四月分要跑波士頓馬拉松!希望你能幫忙捐款給幫助新移民的非營利。 捐款 (make a donation): https://www.givengain.com/ap/cynthia-lin-raising-funds-for-boston-chinatown-neighborhood-center-bcnc-/ 波士頓馬拉松 (Boston Marathon) 非營利 (nonprofit): Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) 波士頓華埠社區中心 訓練的過程 (training updates): https://www.instagram.com/twdiaspora/ *** Say hi! 來打招呼! Social medi…
 
#50: 用雇主或投資移民簽証到美國的步驟 / Employment Based Immigration Visa Process (episode is in English and Mandarin. 這集用英文跟中文聊) Want to immigrate to the US? There are many visa options. Mark (an immigration consultant) and Priscilla (an immigration lawyer) join us again for a conversation on the Employment Based Immigration Visa process (EB1 through EB5). They'r…
 
#49: Life After Competitive Table Tennis 當桌球選手之後的生活 Barbara Wei (魏欣芳) shares her journey on redefining herself after spending over half her life as a world table tennis champion. Becoming a table tennis world champion as a child and teen Encountering her biggest “moment of failure” and how that actually freed her up to play better Reflecting on how…
 
#48: Casual convo on expat childhood, graduating from college, favorite comfort food w/Judy Chen Pulled this from what I'll call the Time Capsule Series (recorded a while back, but not-yet-published interviews). This episode is from Summer 2019, after Judy graduated from Tufts University and contemplating next steps. We met up for a casual conversa…
 
#47: Disability Pedagogy and Accessibility Advocacy (殘疾教育和無障礙宣傳) Janelle Chu Capwell (朱自立) joins us for a conversation on: - Growing up in the San Gabriel Valley (the SGV) - Being a PhD candidate at the University of Arizona in English Composition and Rhetoric - Her research interests: disability pedagogy and hiring student workers with disabilitie…
 
#46: 追美國夢:台灣律師到美國讀法律 LLM (episode is in Chinese / 國語) Priscilla grew up in Taiwan having a fascination with foreign culture. After graduating with law school with a specialty in IP law in Taiwan, she enrolled at UPenn's LLM program. She'll share about how she landed a job at a US law firm, and how her first boss taught her so much more than being a…
 
#45: 回想十年前在美國當高中大學的留學生 (episode is primarily in Chinese / 這集大部分是用國語聊) Mark shares his experience as an international student from Taiwan attending high school and college in the US: dorm life vs homestay with an American family; learning English and practicing speaking through ESL, sports, writing love letters to his high school girlfriend, and jou…
 
As we continued exploring the topics of safety and policing, we knew that this conversation was incomplete without addressing incarceration. This month, we had the opportunity to have candid conversations with our friends Tien and Eric, who are formerly and currently incarcerated folks (respectively). They are connected with groups like FreeThemAll…
 
#44: Making it Count: Taiwanese American Identity on Pew Research Report w/ Christina Hu 胡若涵 (Director, Write in Taiwanese Census Campaign | Director of Civic Engagement, Taiwanese American Citizens League) Christina shares her journey this past summer working with the Pew Research Center on having the report corrected to reflect Taiwanese-American…
 
#43: Conversation w/organizers of Write in Taiwanese Census Campaign on Taiwanese Identity (台灣自我認同), US Census Data (人口普查), and Pew Research Center's Report on Asian Americans (亞裔的文章) "This is who we are. Keep making it count. 自己的認同繼續報" Christina Hu: Director, Write in Taiwanese Census Campaign | Director of Civic Engagement, Taiwanese American Cit…
 
In late June 2021, we caught word of a demonstration sponsored by the CID Coalition where they were protesting the opening of a building which houses high-value, luxury condominiums in the Chinatown-International District. We then got the chance to sit down with some members of the CID Coalition to talk more about gentrification and how this connec…
 
Psyched to share this snippet of convo with Ling -- recorded last fall in Sept 2020. We went to the same college at the same time, but somehow our paths didn't cross until an alumni event a few years ago. - MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI): the internships abroad program - Working at Pixar Animation Studios on Finding Do…
 
In our first episode, our crew explores the idea of safety by interviewing participants at a Chinatown / International District (CID) cleanup event, hosted by Seattle’s CID Coalition. We then head to the Rainier Beach neighborhood to talk with the Rainier Beach Action Coalition (RBAC) about the innovative projects community members have been organi…
 
Sharing this lunch and learn panel discussion from 7/6/21 hosted by Asian Women for Health https://www.asianwomenforhealth.org (Instagram: @asianwomenforhealth), featuring Boston-area podcasters of Asian heritage in a behind-the-mic scoop discussion about podcasting and content creation: Audrey Paek - From Resilience to Radiance Podcast (Instagram:…
 
[Nomadic Taiwanese (Nomadic 台灣廊) Series] Part 1 of 2 (中文). Blake Cheng 鄭瑋津 knew from a young age she wanted to leave Taiwan. 她從小就知道她想離開台灣到美國讀書。In elementary school, she went to Toronto, Canada on a school trip, an experience she recalls on with mixed feelings. She ended up doing her Master's degree in Chicago, Illinois, USA in arts management 藝術管理,…
 
Ray, Alan, and Renee discuss Eddie Huang's coming-of-age, basketball drama and why it resonated differently among the team. They talk about the unique perspective of the Black/Asian cultural interactions, how the basketball scenes were shot, and where this fits in the ranking of popular basketball movies. Hint: Space Jam is still the best. Links to…
 
#39: Together with family friends, Yvonne and Henry founded Legend Chicken 霸王别姬 (Flushing, NY) to highlight Taiwanese cuisine. Interview happened 2 years ago, a few months after they first opened the Taiwanese snack bar. Happy to finally be sharing our conversation! I was in NY a few weeks ago and made a special trip into Flushing just to eat 1) Le…
 
Hear from Francesca Chang 張思佳 about her journey turning the universe's curveballs into awesome opportunities: leaving a law practice shortly after passing the Bar, taking a tangentially-related-to-law tech job in the Bay Area, then life happened and she moved to Taiwan. She is now a travel blogger and vlogger promoting slow travel in Taiwan through…
 
Incredibly inspiring conversation with Michelle Wu 吳弭, City Councilor 市議員 and Candidate for Mayor of Boston 市長候選. (2:25) Campaign kickoff videos: 中文 / English / español. (4:56) Remarks recorded at a Boston neighborhood Town Hall (Sept 2020). (22:43) City Councilor Bio: https://www.boston.gov/departments/city-council/michelle-wu (25:00) Our intervie…
 
In episode 40, we sit down with Tik Tok creator Lily Lei as she shares her jourrney to obtaining Tik Tok fame over the last year. As we are all well aware, Tik Tok is an incredibly influential video platform. As a podcast interested in how Asian Americans portray ourselves across any creative medium, we were really fascinated by how Lily employed m…
 
It's our ANNIVERSARY! THANK YOU to all of our listeners and fans for your continued support! THANK YOU to our guests for lending your time and sharing your stories, and THANK YOU to everyone else who has contributed to the show! We've added a BONUS episode for our anniversary: Raymond Luu and Alan Duong from [The Reel Asian Podcast] (https://www.re…
 
It's our ANNIVERSARY! THANK YOU to all of our listeners and fans for your continued support! THANK YOU to our guests for lending your time and sharing your stories, and THANK YOU to everyone else who has contributed to the show! In this episode, Hon Hoang returns to talk about (what else) Wong Kar Wai's Days of Being Wild and some Haruki Murakami. …
 
Excited to share this episode where Grace Chou, where we chat about marathon running and podcasting, as well as her adventures living around the world (South Africa, Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, US). 我們聊跑馬拉松,做podcast,還有了解她當台灣外交官的女兒真麼在不同國家生長的故事。她住過南非,巴西,葡萄牙,西班牙,美國! 恭喜 Huge congratulations to Grace! 她最近出了podcast,歡迎大家收聽! She recently launched her …
 
(episode is in English) Honored to share this conversation with Jeff Tseng, centered around a post he wrote on social media (quoted below) in reaction to the recent spike in violence against Asians in the US. We discuss racism in the workplace and dating worlds, and reflect on how writing is a great way to process thoughts and feelings. Favorite li…
 
Director, writer, and professor Valerie Soe joins Sean to share her creative journey and the making of her newest documentary: Love Boat: Taiwan You can watch Love Boat here:https://vimeo.com/ondemand/loveboattaiwan and you can watch more of Valerie's activist-oriented films here: Picturing Oriental Girls The Chinese Gardens Notes: 1) Valerie gives…
 
Director Patrick Chen and Actor Perry Yung join Sean and Hon Hoang to talk about their upcoming film A Father’s Son: A 90’s Chinatown Noir Thriller based on the character’s from Henry Change’s Jack Yu crime novels. Kickstarter Patrick and Perry are long time filmmaking veterans. You can find some of Patrick’s shorts here: (I personally like Love Ex…
 
In Episode 35, I’m joined by legendary Taiwanese writer Kenneth Pai (白先勇). Professor Pai’s works pioneered the modern Chinese experience: including as waishengren (外省人) living in Taiwan (Taipei People, Crystal Boys) and as immigrants to America. (Pleasantville, Death in Chicago) In our conversation, we talk about: Professor Pai’s colorful backgroun…
 
(episode in English and Mandarin / 英文+國語) "I had good people around me and good people pushing me in the right direction." So excited to share this conversation with Bruce Chiang 江中翔 ! (4:15) 江中翔 的自我介紹. (7:00) 台灣出生,客家人,為什麼到俄勒岡州. (5:00) Bruce self-intro in English. He was born in Taiwan and grew up in Hood River, Oregon, where he didn't grow up arou…
 
(episode in English / 英文) William Wang is a law enforcement agent ("Mountie") with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP 加拿大皇家騎警) in Saskatchewan (薩斯喀徹溫省) and cohost of The Financial Classroom podcast. In our conversation today, he shares first about growing up in Kaohsiung and Vancouver (溫哥華), and then we chat about his passion for personal fina…
 
Welcome to Season 2! Happy Lunar New Year! 新年快樂! 새해 복 많이 받으세요 ! Chúc Mừng Năm Mới”! After reflecting for a few weeks I decided to dedicate more time on the show talking to AsAm/minority creators and focusing the conversation around their journeys and experiences. I hope this helps you understand about how to pursue your own creative passions and fu…
 
(episode in English / 英文) Fully-packed episode with David Tan, who became an educator after learning about educational inequities. He's on a mission to help third-culture kids discern identity. He was born in the US and attended international schools in Asia in his middle and high school years. He returned to the US to attend college at The Ohio St…
 
(bilingual episode in Mandarin Chinese and English / 中英) Fun episode with Cherry Lin 林璩茜! Cherry recently launched a cooking website geared towards students living on their own -- it includes recipes that helped her survive years of learning how to adult. Check it out at stucipe.live and let her know what your favorite dishes are! 她最近新開始了網站有學習下廚的食譜…
 
Merry Xmas and happy holidays to everyone! Akshay Singh returns to make good on the Xmas episode he promised us way back in episode 4. Akshay and I first determine where we will record our next Xmas special when the pandemic (hopefully) finally ends (7:04) before we get into how we celebrate Christmas as non-Christian minorities in America (13:17) …
 
(bilingual episode in Mandarin Chinese and English / 中英) Wellington Tzou discusses growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, key dates in the upcoming Georgia Senate Runoff Election, founding TASA at Emory University, and becoming Board President at the Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL). 喬治亞州參議院選舉 , 台美公民協會. --- Key dates and links for the Georgia Sen…
 
In Episode #29, Shannon Fong and Blake Lew-Merwin come back to revisit To All the Boys I've Loved Before: the 2018 high school Netflix romcom written by Jenny Han that notably features Lara Jean, a half-asian protagonist. After sharing our first reactions, Shannon, our resident asian drama expert (and the only one of the shares the movie's plot sim…
 
(bilingual episode) It's my great pleasure to speak with Chantelle Lin, CEO and Linda Chen, Head of Social Media from 愛睏娛樂 Aikhun Entertainment. Aikhun Entertainment has partnered with the Taipei Film Festival and the Asian World Film Festival to put on the Dream Flare Film Festival, going on right now through Nov 20, 2020. -- Virtual event accessi…
 
In Episode #28, we FINALLY get to the Wong Kar-Wai episode! Hon Hoang, photographer and director, joins me to talk about my favorite (and I suspect, one of his favorite) directors and his movie Fallen Angels. Hon starts by sharing his journey to become a visual artist (10:18) and where he gets inspiration for his stories. At (16:44), we start revis…
 
US 2020 Elections are around the corner. Are you ready to vote? -- More resources mentioned on the episode listed on the website 請到主網頁看更多相關資訊連結: https://taiwanesediaspora.com/podcast/episode-28 -- This topic of this episode was suggested by listeners. So we sit down with a few listeners and talk about voting in the upcoming 2020 US general election…
 
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