IN THIS ISSUE:
Filipina Call to Action
In the News
Events and Meetings
Connecting with Your Pinay Roots
Domestic Violence Advocates met on October 15 and discussed how the votes of the San Francisco Supervisors Avalos (D11), Campos (D9), Kim (D6) and Olague (D5) to reinstate Mirkarimi as Sheriff impact the community by sending the wrong message that it is okay to batter your domestic partner, the negative impact on the integrity of the current domestic violence programs, and the need for more public messaging and education campaigns. The overall question was, "How do we move forward?" Districts 6, 9 and 11 are the three districts that have the highest population of Filipinos in San Francisco. Watch for next steps.
Make some noise and participate at the Fil-Am Community Rally on October 30 at 5:30 PM at the One Ferry Plaza Restaurant to help elect Filipino American candidates running for public office this election cycle: Chris Mateo, Jennifer Ong, Joe Esteves, Rob Bonta, Rebecca Delacruz Ayson, Stewart Chen, Thelma Boac and Wendy Ho. RSVP at http://FilAms Rally.Eventbrite.com.
FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
October is National Anti-Bullying Prevention Month. The San Francisco District Attorney's office is sponsoring "Bye Bye Bullying," a video contest for middle and high school students in San Francisco. Deadline to submit is Nov. 7, 2012. Know any kids who might be interested? Please forward this message. Visit: http://sfdistrictattorney.org.
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.
Migration Nation: Imported and Exploited
Leviathan Lab's 2nd season continues with their newest project, Migration Nation: Imported and Exploited, an experimental theatrical experience that will take place on October 26th and 27th at Space on White in New York City. Migration Nation will feature 9 world-premiere plays from Leviathan's Women Writer's Group exploring the experiences of immigrant Filipinos who have taken jobs as overseas workers worldwide. Click for website.
APALC Provides Free Legal Assistance to DREAMers
Kim*, a 20-year-old Chinese woman, came to the United States illegally when she was 10 years old. Raised by her single mother, she started realizing the limitations of being undocumented in high school when she couldn’t get a driver’s license. Read full text.
IN THE NEWS
Forgotten Hero of Labor Fight; His Son's Lonely Quest:
Larry Itliong, a Filipino labor leader who played a pivotal role in the farm labor movement, continues to reside in history’s shadows. - New York Times. Read more...
(photo credit: leroychatfield.us)
Australia's Leader Meets Sexist Attacks Head On:
Australia’s first female prime minister, Julia Gillard, made international headlines last week with her fiery speech to the nation’s parliament in which she denounced the “sexism and misogyny” of the leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott. Read full text. - Women's Media Center. Read more...
UN Recognizes Filipina as 'Hero of Resilience':
Among the esteemed women recognized from all over the world, Senator Loren Legarda, a staunch advocate of the environment and women’s rights in the Philippines and South East Asia, recently received the 2011 Asian Leader Award of Excellence in environmental policy and climate change adaptation. - Tempo. Read more...
Photo exhibit chronicles Filipino-American history:
American Idol star Jessica Sanchez and boxing champion Nonito Donaire Jr. are featured in a photo exhibit that chronicles the lives and times of Filipino-Americans in the United States. - Examiner. Read more...
Events for Filipino-American Heritage Month
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, CA. Click for more 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.
Philippine Heritage Collection Open House at Echo Park Library, October 27, 2012, Saturday at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Echo Park Library, 1410 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA. Contact Caroline Lorenzo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818)-439-4708 for more information.
SAWIRA! The People's Kitchen dinner benefiting FACES! - October 27, 2012, Saturday at 6:30 PM - Cosecha, 907 Washington Street, Oakland, CA. Click for 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.
The Oakland Raiders 5th Annual Mabuhay Fiesta, November 4, 2012, Sunday at 1:05 PM - Oakland Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA. Click for info.
Golden State Warriors Filipino Heritage Night, November 10, 2012, Saturday at 7:30 PM - Oakland Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA. Click for ticket pricing.
Engaging Men to End Violence Against Women, October 25, 2012, Thursday at 5:30 PM - BlogTalkRadio and Webinar Sessions. Click here for more information on the session.
Fil-Ams Rally for Fil-Am Candidates, October 30, 2012, Tuesday at 5:30 PM - One Ferry Plaza Restaurant, San Francisco. Click for info.
The Level Playing Field Institute's Fairness Matters Forum, November 14, 2012, Wednesday at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Arillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford. Click for info.
igNITE 2012 Gala, November 16, 2012, Friday at 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM - After Party 9:30 PM to Midnight - The Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel, Menlo Park. Click for info.
Crowdsourcing for Marketing in Enterprise & Agencies, October 25, 2012, Thursday at 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Interactive Advertising Bureau, New York. Click for info.
Crowdsourcing for Media & Content, October 26, 2012, Friday at 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Interactive Advertising Bureau, New York. Click for info.
Migration Nation: Imported and Exploited, October 26-27, 2012 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - 81 White Street, New York. Click for info.
Asian American/Asian Research Institute 11th Annual Gala, November 15, 2012, Thursday at 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM - Jing Fong Restaurant, 20 Elizabeth St, New York. Click here for more info.
Always a first, and now in a post to make a change
Mariels Alemda Winhoffer is no stranger to bigger roles. At the age of 12, she was the youngest member of the Philippine badminton team that competed in the Southeast Asian games. Read more...
CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
Did you know...the barong Tagalog, an intricately embroidered, lightweight garment usually worn to formal events by men, has also become fashionable for women??
Designer Veejay Floresca infused Filipino culture with New York high fashion into his 2012 holiday designs collection during this year's Philippine Fashion Week. If you take a look at how Floresca designs incorporate the traditional barong, the beauty of the traditional barong style is still very much there. Floresca says,"'My collection is actually challenging every woman that you can still look chic wearing our national fabric.'" The fabric of the barong Tagalog is usually made from pineapple leaf fibers or banana silk. Read the article on Floresca's barong designs here: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/261159/lifestyle/design/how-women-should-wear-the-barong-tagalog
(photo credit: Philippine Fashion Week)
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