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Shared by Maritessa Bravo Ares (FWN100 '12):
In partnerships with Accenture and the International Coach Federation, Green For All is excited to continue Business Mentoring and Coaching Program for Green Entrepreneurs-- with a special focus on identifying entrepreneurs of color and women. To help entrepreneurs grow their businesses and create good jobs, this program is offered at no cost.
Applications are currently being accepted for this year's program. They are due by Friday, February 1st. http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5379/t/0/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=1234382

Shared by Cynthia Rapaido (FWN100 '11):
The Filipino American Educators Association of California proudly announces the return of the FAEAC statewide conference. Our state’s capitol in downtown Sacramento will be the locale, and the Citizen Hotel will be the venue. The conference will present opportunities for experienced educators to collaborate with those new to the profession while
we collectively look to the past in order to determine our future. This year’s conference will include esteemed speakers such as Assemblyman Rob Bonta, Appoinment Secretary Mona Pasquil, FANHS President Mel Orpilla, and Award winning author Oscar Peñaranda.

Congratulations to our very own Al Perez!
Philippine President Benigno Aquino awarded The Banaag Award to Al Perez, San Francisco Entertainment Commissioner and president of the Filipino American Arts Exposition for his instrumental role in developing a sense of pride in Philippine cultural heritage among members of the Filipino American community in the San Francisco Bay Area and for his leadership initiatives that have resulted in a deeper appreciation of Philippine culture by members of the community at large.

Congrats to Marily Mondejar! San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee appointed Marily Mondejar to the Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure ("CCII"), the Successor Agency to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. Governor Jerry Browneliminated all redevelopment agencies in California in 2011.
CCII exercises land use, development and design approval authority for the Major Approved Development Projects which include Mission Bay, Hunters Point Shipyard/Candlestick Point and Transbay Terminal and manages the former Redevelopment Agency assets in Yerba Buena Center in place of the former San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Commission. These projects will create jobs, affordable housing, commercial space, parks and open space areas in Districts 6 and 10. 


Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights - Survey on Discrimination Against Women in Economic and Social Life - Make Your Voice Heard: 
the Working Group on Discrimination against Women invites you to contribute to its 2014 report by taking the survey on discrimination against women in economic and social life. Deadline for reply is March 1, 2013. http://www.wunrn.com/news/2013/

Ask Obama to Nominate a Woman for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair! Sign the petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/the-president-should-nominate-a-woman

SBA Extends SBW Awards Nomination Deadline:
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Baltimore District Office has extended the deadline for nominations for the successful small person who might become Maryland's "Small Business Person of the Year" for 2013 and compete for the national title during National Small Business Week Nominees are also being sought for several local Champion and Special Award categories. The new deadline for nomination submissions is Thursday, January 31, 2013. For more info: www.sba.gov/md

One Billion Rising
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.


AALDEF Obtains $1.2 Million Judgement for Filipina Human Trafficking Survivor

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) announced that Filipina immigrant worker Elizabeth Ballesteros, represented by AALDEF's Anti-Trafficking Initiative, has been awarded $1.2 million in damages in a human trafficking civil suit against Colonel Arif Mohamed Saeed Mohamed Al-Ali, a former student at the U.S. Naval War College's International Program from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Read full text.

SBA Announces Changes to Contracting Program for Women-Owned Small Business
On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program announced women-owned small businesses will have greater access to federal contracting opportunities as a result of changes included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA). Read full text.

Bonta Bill Includes School Instruction on Filipino Role in Farm Worker Movement

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) was proud to introduce AB 123 this week, a bill to require school districts to include within their social study instruction the contributions of Filipino Americans to the farm labor movement in California. Read full text.

Statement from Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) on the New York Times' Recent Article on Asian Americans and Philanthropy
Los Angeles, California January 18, 2013 – LEAP is enthusiastic by the New York Times’ recent publication of Mr. Kirk Semple’s article titled: “Asian-Americans Gain influence in Philanthropy” shedding light on an issue very little known and talked about in mainstream media: Asian Americans and their contributions to society.

While Mr. Semple points out that “the growth in philanthropy by Asian-Americans parallels a surge in the Asian population in the United States,” it is unfortunate that Asian Americans continue to be largely absent on the boards of the largest foundations and nonprofits in the country. According to our most recent reports, 71 percent of the top 100 foundations and 53% of the top 100 nonprofits lacked Asian and Pacific Islander (API) representation in their boardrooms.
2012 API Representation on the Top 100 Foundation Boards
In 2012, API directors held only 4% of board seats (44 out of 1,086) at 29 of the top 100 foundations, a decrease from 4.95% in 2010.

2011 API Representation on the Top 100 Nonprofit Boards
In 2011, API directors held 2.5% of board seats (78 out of 3,061) at 47 of the top 100 nonprofits.

At the time, Zero APIs lead ANY of these foundations or nonprofits in the role of executive director, president and/or CEO, an issue we must challenge.
We must not lose sight of how diverse boards with different experiences enable organizations, in this case, foundations and nonprofits, to develop unique strategies to accomplish their goals. Asian American directors bring rich and diverse voices that enhance boards’ ability to achieve their defined missions. At the same time, Asian Americans must be ready and willing to step into leadership roles and the Asian American community must advocate for Asian Americans to have seats at the decision-making table. Foundations and nonprofits must take the initiative to diversify their board membership and gain the advantages that diversity and inclusion bring.

'Make Me Asian' App Removed from Google Play Store
"Make Me Asian," a smartphone app that drew the ire of Asian-American activists for what they say are stereotypical depictions, is no longer available on the Google Play Store. - NPR. Read more...

Philippines typhoon affecting maternal health
With many health facilities damaged or destroyed in typhoon-affected Mindanao, experts have expressed concern about the state of maternal health care. - IRIN Asia. Read more...

Census shows Asians eclipse Latino arrivals in California
The face of new Californians - once predominantly Latino - is increasingly Asian American, census data show. - The Sacramento Bee. Read more...

Is Delhi So Different from Steubenville?
Gender violence is one of the worlds most common human rights abuses. Women worldwide ages 15 through 44 are more likely to die or be maimed because of male violence than because of cancer, malaria, war and traffic accidents combined. - The New York Times. Read more...

Asian American Vote Reveals Nuances
Over 70 percent of Asian-American voters cast their ballot for President Barack Obama in 2012, but a closer look at exit polling data reveals some nuances in a group that is often lumped together. - Voice of America. Read more...

Filipino-Americans in Napa Co. targeted in hate mail

A police investigation is under way and a North Bay community is trying to band together after some residents were targeted in racist hate-filled letters. - ABC7 News. Read more...



Small Business Outreach: SF Muni Central Subway  - Third Street Light Rail Project, January 31, 2013, Thursday at 9:00 AM to Noon - SF MTA Building, One South Van Ness Ave, San Francisco. Click for info.
Asian America Now: Immigrants, Asian Americans, and the Decline of Entrepreneurship in America, January 31, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Bechtel Conference Room, 500 Washington St, San Francisco. Click for info.
FAEAC Presents "Pamana Sa Kinabukasan, Legacy For Our Future" Conference 2013, February 1-3, 2013, The Citizen Hotel, Sacramento. Click for info.

Bay Area League Day,
February 2, 2013, Saturday at 9:00 AM to 2:10 PM - First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St at Castro, Oakland. Click for info.

Coming Together for Just Immigration Policies, February 4, 2013, Monday at 5:30 PM - City College Chinatown Campus - 4th Floor, 808 Kearny St, San Francisco. Click for info.
B2B Social Media Workshop, February 5-6, 2013, at 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM - East Bay & San Francisco. Click for info.

Mayor Ed Lee & ChinaSF presents U.S. Premiere of "Shanghai Calling", February 6, 2013, Wednesday at 6:00 PM - Letterman Digital Arts Center in the Presidio, San Francisco. Click for info.
2013 Books of Lists Party, February 7, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market St, San Francisco. Click for info.

Annual Mayors' Economic Forecast,
February 14, 2013, Thursday at 7:15 AM to 10:00 AM - San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 55 Fourth St, San Francisco. Click for info.
Most Influential Women in Business Awards, June 6, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O' Farrell St, San Francisco. Click for info.


Brand Yourself for Leadership and Business Success with Karen Kang
, January 31, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Beaverton City Hall, First Conference Floor Room, 4755 SW Griffith Dr., Beaverton. Click for info.

New York
Brand Yourself for Leadership and Business Success, February 28, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Microsoft, 1290 Avenue of Americas, 6th Floor, New York City. Click for info.

Submit your short story for the sequel to "7 Card Stud with 7 Manangs Wild"! 
- Short stories must reflect aspect of your life experience in the United States
-Short stories should be between 1,000-1,500 word count
-Short stories have to be writer’s own personal experience
-Writers must have Filipino ancestry, including blended backgrounds, 2nd-5th generation Filipino American, as well as Philippine-born and with the majority of your life in the United States
-No plagiarism
-No profanity
-No horror or graphic or gratuitous violence
-No disrespect towards any race, gender, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation
Email as PDF to sevencardstudwith7manangswild@gmail.com. Deadline is February 15, 2013 at Midnight. For more info, email Vangie Canonizado Buell at vangiec@berkeley.edu or Jeannette Gandionco Lazam at lazamjg@gmail.com.

CompassPoint NonProfit Services' Next Generation Leaders of Color leadership program for managers working in Bay Area health and human service organizations now seeking applicants! Applications due February 8, 2013. Apply here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1120932/NGLC-Application-Cohort-2013-2014

New America Media Launches 2013 Women Immigrants Fellowship - seeking 10 journalists to report on the intersection of immigration and gender. Applications due Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. http://newamericamedia.org/2013-nam-women-immigrants-fellowship.php

Job Position: CUNY Thomas Tam Visiting Professorship for 2013-2014 Academic Year in Asian American Studies
Organization: The City University of New York 
Applications Due: February 28, 2013.

Job Position: Executive Director
Organization: California Commission on the Status of Women
 Final Filing Date for Position: February, 15, 2013

Webcast: The Health Care Series
Everything You Wanted to Know About Health Care Reform* 
*And You Weren't Afraid to Ask
February 28, 2013 at 2 PM E.T. / 11 AM P.T.
Speaker: Gary Kushner & Co.

FREE Online Chat on Dealing with Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Workplace - January 31, 2013. 2 PM E.T.

Search is on for the first Pinoy astronaut
No less than famed NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin announced on Wednesday night in a private media event that a select group of 22 ordinary men and women from all over the world will get the chance of a lifetime to be flown out to outer space. And a Filipino will be one of them. Read more...

In Los Angeles, California, there stands a Filipino World War II Veterans Memorial that was unveiled six years ago. If you have not yet seen the memorial, then the next time you happen to find yourself in sunny Southern California, you must check it out. The memorial is comprised of five slabs of polished black granite designed by artist Cheri Gaulke. The monument stands in Lake Street Park, directly in the heart of Los Angeles' Historic Filipinotown. Each slab of granite commemorates the history of the Filipino veterans. Cheri Gaulke's book, "Valor: Filipino World War II Veterans Memorial", features pictures from the unveiling of the monument in 2006, as well as essays from relatives of some of the veterans. 

(image from elwoodandassociates.com)

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