2017 Young Artists and Authors Showcase

The theme this year: “We’re Going Places”


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  • 05


    3:00 pm-6:00 pm

    Spain and Benjamin Franklin’s influence to Support the American Revolution

    Join us for an event related to the important relationship between Spain and the USA! The high point of the day will be an examination of Benjamin Franklin’s Influence on Spain to support the American Revolution presented by Dr. Thomas E. Chavez.

    Dr. Chavez will discuss Benjamin Franklin from his early correspondence with the Prince of Spain through his election as an honorary member of the Spanish Royal Academy of History. Franklin, whom the Spanish always referred to as Dr. Franklin, corresponded and negotiated with Spanish officials and intellectuals. The success of Franklin’s encounters with Spain led directly to the establishment of the United States and effectively hid the record of his efforts from common knowledge. A whole new and refreshing side to the story is housed in the archives of Spain.


    Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 3:00 to 6:00 PM

    Rice University – Herring Hall, Room 100
    6100 Main St,
    Houston, TX , 77005

    Self-paid parking, Central Campus Garage, under McNair Hall (Jones School of Business)

  • 14


    4:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Art – Poetry – Essays – Film – Photography

    You are invited to compete in one, some or all of these Youth Talent Showcases.

    Deadline: 5pm, Friday, April 14, 2017

    Houston Grand Prize: $300
    National Grand Prize: $1,000

    Deadline for the National competition is May 1, 2017.

    Find more information about the national competition at www.sistercitiesinternational.org

    Sister Cities Houston pays national competition fees and delivery costs for Houston grand prize winners.

    Contacts for for questions and submissions for each competition category:

    Young Artists, Young Authors, Young Filmmakers, Photography.

  • 15


    10:00 am-4:00 pm

    Friends and family are welcome to the Taiwan “night” market style festivities in Houston.

    Where: 5885 West Point Drive, Houston, Texas 77036

    Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017

    Time: HTS members aim to be there at 11:00 AM if you wish to join former HTS president, Jackson Chang for a brief intro of this popular Taiwanese experience (meet at building entry), but actual festivities are from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

    Additional information: Carpooling is recommended, no RSVP is needed, no admission fees. For more info visit www.taiwanyeshouston.com (info also on the HTS website www.houstontaipeisociety.org).

  • 20


    11:30 am-1:00 pm


    The Asian American Bar Association has invited members of the Houston-Taipei Society to join them for a luncheon and panel discussion on non-profits and public sector boards. Panel includes: Danielle Bartz, Director, Boards and Commissions Mayor’s Office; Becky Jasso, Director, United Way of Greater Houston, Claudia Gee Vassar, Claudia Gee Vassar Consulting. Moderated by Mark Lee, Deputy General Counsel, AIG (invitation letter and flyer attached)

    Where: 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, Texas 77007

    Date: Thursday April 20, 2017

    Time: 11:30 AM Registration; 12:00-1:00 PM Luncheon and Panel Discussion

    Please RSVP directly at: http://aabahouston.com/rsvp.php?eid=358&nopay=true so headcount can be provided for the free luncheon (info also on the HTS website www.houstontaipeisociety.org ).

  • 22


    8:30 am-8:30 pm

    The Republic of China on Taiwan’s success by the 21st Century as a vibrant post-industrial and progressive society is the result of successful innovations in political, economic, and social regimes. Despite obstacles in diplomacy and international relations, the country’s survival and prosperity have been the result of design and in response to Taiwan’s regional and international environment. Fourteen specialists on Taiwan affairs from across the United States and Taiwan will chronicle these processes, discuss how each is interlocked, and present near-term scenarios for Taiwan’s domestic development and relations in the region and with the United States.

    Visit the Houston-Taipei Society website for more details: http://www.houstontaipeisociety.org/