International Women Artists' Salon is honored to announce Salonista writer Felicia Lin's fundraiser, Making History: The Story of Su Beng Crowdfunding Campaign. Closing in on goal of $15,000 by December 25th. Help make this story be preserved in the history annals.
Making History: The Story of Su Beng Crowdfunding Campaign Crowdfunding Campaign on IndieGogo.
October 26, 2013-December 25, 2013
A message from Felicia to you...
On October 26 I launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to complete the biography and short documentary of Su Beng, who is a nongenarian lifelong Taiwan independence activist, historian and would be assassin of Chiang Kai-shek. Su is a controversial, complex character, much like Malcolm X or Nelson Mandela. Su Beng's life is the story of the struggle of the people of Taiwan. It is about the fight for social justice for the people of Taiwan and the story of Taiwan’s transition from dictatorship to democracy. As Su Beng turns 95 this year, I have felt a greater sense of urgency to complete his biography.
My goal is to raise $15,000 to cover the expenses for me to spend 3 months in Taipei to:
1) Do the additional research needed to complete the book
2) Produce a short documentary about the life of Su Beng
Please support it by making a contribution on indiegogo at: http://igg.me/at/makinghistory
Here's how you can help get this project funded:
1) WATCH my crowdfunding video here: http://igg.me/at/makinghistory
2) SHARE and spread the word about this (I've included a written description below which you can cut, paste and share with other by email)
3) CONNECT me with an organization/business/individual who will be able to contribute to my campaign
4) MAKE a personal contribution or in-kind donation. I will need a place to stay during my 3 month stay in Taipei. So any referrals for low cost housing or sponsorship of housing would be most helpful. For in-kind donations email Felicia at: email@example.com
*Making History: The Story of Su Beng crowdfunding campaign ENDS December 25, 2013*
FELICIA LIN “discovered” Su Beng in 2003 after reading an article written by him that had been translated and published in the Taipei Times newspaper. She was intrigued to learn that he was a lifelong Taiwan independence activist who had spent seven years in China working with the Chinese Communists, tried to assassinate Chiang Kai-shek, and written TAIWAN’S 400 YEAR HISTORY.
In early 2004 Felicia contacted Su Beng, asking to interview him to write a novel based on his life. After six months of interviews and conversations with Su Beng, she decided to change course by collaborating with him to write his biography in English.
While living in Taiwan from 2001-2007, Felicia taught English as a second language at a college and university in Kaohsiung.
Now living in Manhattan, she and Su Beng continue to communicate via Skype. She plans to return to Taiwan to complete her research on Su Beng’s biography.
Felicia has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a master’s degree in Applied Psychology from New York University. She currently hosts the Talking Taiwan podcast, which is an audio magazine about interesting people connected to Taiwan and what they are doing
Making History: The Story of Su Beng crowdfunding campaign: http://igg.me/at/makinghistory
Felicia's website about Su Beng: www.aboutsubeng.com
Felicia's email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Story of Su Beng YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/StoryOfSuBeng