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Issue 22 10.02.12

October 02, 2012 2:21 PM | Deleted user

Greetings friends! Happy Filipino-American Heritage Month! In its honor, we featured numerous events and articles in this issue! Don't miss out! To read the Senate Resolution passed last year, click here - Rebecca

FWN Announcements
Filipina Call to Action

Press Releases

In the News

Events and Meetings


Pinay Lifestyle

Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

Check out these cool photos from the Pinay Power Walk at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during the 9th Annual Filipina Leadership Summit! Click on photo to see larger version.


"Your Vote Matters! 2012", Asian Pacific American Legal Center's campaign to empower and mobilize community members to exercise their vote at the ballot box, is looking for volunteers. For more information or to get involved, click here for the website.

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon is announcing two public education campaigns in honor of October's National Anti-Bullying Prevention Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Click here to learn more about the two campaigns and get involved.

California Governor Brown vetoed both the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights and the "anti-Arizona" TRUST Act. If dissatisfied with his decision, call Gov. Brown at (916)445-2841 to voice your opinion.

Eve Ensler and Tony Stroebel's film "One Billion Rising" is gaining momentum. You can watch the trailer for the film here: http://onebillionrising.org/blog/entry/one-billion-rising-trailer. 


The Bayanihan Dance Company Returns to New York for Special Performance

New York City - At the invitation of the newly launched US-Philippines Society in Washington, D.C., the world-renowned Bayanihan, the national dance company of the Philippines, comes to the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, Time Warner Center, New York City on November 1 at 8:00 pm with a fabulous repertory to thrill the audiences once more. Tickets soon to be available at www.jalc.org. For more info, call the US-Philippines Society at (202)-525-3982.


History San Jose honors Filipino American History Month:
The entire month of October celebrates Filipino American History Month (FAHM). This year History San Jose (HSJ) will hold a series of events with activities for both families as well as adult education - Inquirer. Read more...

First-ever all-women opening of WSE:

Over 100 of Poland's women business leaders Tuesday joined Irene Natividad Corporate Women Directors International Chair  (the research branch of the Global Summit of Women) in opening the Warsaw Stock Exchange - The Warsaw Voice. Read more...

Filipina educator wins International Literacy Award:

Yvette Tan, a Filipino educator and researcher of the Education Development Center Inc. was one of the top six awardees during the International Literacy Day held in Washington D.C. on September 7 - Inquirer. Read more...


Events for Filipino-American Heritage Month
"Filipino-American Heritage Month" - The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) & SEIU Local 1021 Asian Pacific Islander Committee (APIC), October 12, 2012, Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - SEIU Local 1021 Union Hall, 100 Kansas St entrance, San Francisco, CA. RSVP to Mary Anne Ahtye (Secretary, SF Chapter APALA) at mahtye@gmail.com.
5th Annual San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival, October 12-14, 2012, Yoshi's Jazz Club, Oakland & San Francisco, CA. Click here for more info.
Reclaiming Our Stories, Creating New Images - Celebrating Filipino American History Month, October 27, 2012, Saturday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Empire Firehouse at History Park, 1650 Senter Rd, San Jose. Click for more info.
Filipino American History Day, October 13, 2012, Saturday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM - History Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA. Click here for more info.
2nd Annual Alameda Filipino American History Month Celebration, October 13, 2012, Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Harbor Bay Isle Community Center, 3195 Mecartney Rd, Alameda, CA. Click here for event info. 
Brewmaster Dinner "Filipino Feast", October 9, 2012, Tuesday at 7:00 PM - Social Kitchen & Brewery, 1326 Ninth Ave, San Francisco, CA. Click for info. 
FACINE/19: The 19th Annual Filipino American Cine Festival, October 12, 2012 at 6:00 PM - I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA. Click for event and ticket info. 
2nd Annual Celebration of Filipino American History Month in the SouthBay, LA Area, October 27, 2012, Saturday at 4:00 PM - SouthBay Pavilion, 20700 Avalon Blvd, Carson, CA. Click for more info. 
The 2012 TOFA-NY Awards Celebrating Filipino American History Month, October 27, 2012, Saturday at 8:00 PM - Weill Recital Hall, 57th St and 7th Ave, New York, NY. Click for event info. 


"Latino Heritage Month" - Mayor Edwin Lee together with Supervisors John Avalos, David Campos, & Christina Olague, Treasurer Jose Cisneros, District Attorney George Gascon, City Attorney Dennis Herrera, & The Latina Heritage Month Committee, October 9, 2012, Tuesday 5:30 PM - the Rotunda, San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco. RSVP to Luis Figueroa at Luis.Figueroa@sfgov.org by Monday, October 8, 2012.

NARAL Pro-Choice Signature Event - "Performers for Choice", October 11, 2012, Thursday 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Yoshi's Jazz Club, 1330 Filmore St, San Francisco. To register for the event or for more info, click here.

Best Practices for Supporting Immigrant Domestic Violence Survivors, October 29, 2012, Monday at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, SF Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room on the lower level, 1001 Larkin St (at Grove), San Francisco. To RSVP contact Jackie Ortiz at the District Attorney's Office (415)-558-2408.

The Center for APA Women - SF Community Reception, October 9, 2012, Tuesday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Kabuki Hotel, O Izakaya Lounge - Mezzanine Level, 1625 Post St, San Francisco. Click here for more information.

4th Annual Diversity Speakers Forum, December 18, 2012, Tuesday 5:00 PM -7:30 PM, San Mateo County History Museum, Old Redwood City Courthouse, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Click here to view invitation. 

Shared by Angie Louie (FWN100 '12):

SFFACC Small Business Expo, October 9, 2012, Tuesday at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Bechtel Conference Center, Public Policy Institute of California Building, 500 Washington St, San Francisco. Contact Angie Louie (President, SFFACC) at saramae888@aol.com to RSVP.

Washington D.C.

Women in Business Town Hall with SBA Administrator Karen Mills, Deputy Administrator Marie Johns, & NWBC Chair Donna James - October 18, 2012, Thursday at 10;30 AM - Eisenhower Room, Small Business Administration Building, 409 3rd St SW, Washington, D.C. For more info or to RSVP contact Chris Van Es at Christopher.vanes@sba.gov or (202)-205-7660.

New York

"An Evening with Dr. A. Gabriel M. Estaban", October 11, 2012 6:30 PM - Kalayaan Hall, Philippine Center, 556 Fifth Avenue, between 45th & 46th St, New York.
To RSVP contact Ms. Mae Ermita at (212)-764-1330 ext 336 or pcgnyevents@gmail.com


Check out the October Classes at Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center! Contact Cris Bautista (Program Assistant, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, SOMA) at cbautista@rencenter.org or call (415)-348-6227 for more info.

Idealist Grad School Fairs
To see a full list of locations, visit:
Social Media Consultant - Internship
Posted by: Atlas: DIY
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Stipend: $100 per week
Internship in Non Profit Management - Internship 
Posted by: Maidstone Foundation
Location: New York, New York
Salary: Credit Internship Program

Graphic Design - Internship
Posted by: Generation Hopeful
Location: Claremont, California; Los Angeles, California; Orange County, California


Balkan folk may soon enjoy PH fruits
The Philippines is looking at Croatia as a gateway for exporting bananas, pineapples, coconut and mangoes to the Balkan region, among other places. Read more...

Warning out on Newest SARS strain called "coronavirus"
The nation has been alerted to a new strain dubbed the “coronavirus,” which the World Health Organization (WHO) says belongs to the large family of viruses that cause the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Read more...


As you should already know, it is Filipino-American Heritage Month! But do you know how October became the official month to celebrate our Filipino roots? 
The lovely month of October, when the leaves start to turn from vivid green to the warmer shades of yellow, orange, and red, was initially established by the Filipino American National History Society (FANHS) in 1992. But in the year 2009, a law was passed officially recognizing October as Filipino-American Heritage Month. 
Fascinated and want to read more? Check out FANHS's website by clicking here! 
I hope you checked out the "Events & Meetings" section of this issue for upcoming events in honor of Filipino roots!
Comments or suggestions? Email me at epahayagan@ffwn.org
- Rebecca

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