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We are calling for a Special Reading Audition to join the cast of a ONE-night only benefit show of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues at Herbst Theatre April 5, 2013! 
Do you speak Tagalog? In honor of our 10th Anniversary, the Tagalog version "Usaping Puki" will also be produced. Reading audition is by appointment only. If interested in auditioning, email filipina@filipinawomensnetwork.org.

A wonderful article on HR 5050 appeared in Vol. 9, No. 6 of Enterprising Women Magazine (www.enterprisingwomen.com) and is being reprinted with permission from the publisher (our friend and colleage, Monica Smiley). 
"Heroines: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" - http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.wipp.org/resource/_heroines

Jessica Cox, Fil-Am motivational speaker and FWN100 '09, gets married! Watch the YouTube video from TFCBalitangAmerica here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIyLQ6o4GB4

Shared by Richard Gervais: Richard Gervais Collection - Basket & Bamboo Sale - 40 % Off 
  • Where: The Souk, 1465 Custer Ave., San Francisco. (415)-642-1056
  • Souk Members: 
    • Christian Armstrong Collection - South/East Asian Art
    • Inside Asia - Asian Antique Furniture
    • Living Green - Plantscapes Design
    • Thierry Chantrel - Decoration Florale
    • Vogt - Antiques / Artifacts / Fabrics
  • Website: RichardGervaisCollection.com


Help Domestic Workers Fight for Bill of Rights:
Two days from now, hundreds of domestic workers from across the country with gather at 9 am at the Los Angeles State Building to launch the CA Domestic Workers Coalition 2013 Bill of Rights. Your donation of $15, $25, or $50 will make it possible for domestic workers to make their voice heard in every district and in Sacramento. 

U-Visa Certification and Law Enforcement Response to Calls from Immigrant Victims:
National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project (NIWAP) is seeking your help with a survey that seeks to document immigrant crime victims experiences with U-visas and U-visa certification, to learn more about law enforcement response with immigrant victims call for help, and to document the extent to which law enforcement assistance is language accessible for immigrant victims living in urban and rural communities across the U.S. To take the survey, visit: www.surveymonkey.com/s/Certification-and-Law-Enforcement-Response
Survey responses due Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

'Communications X-Change' from Futures Without Violence:
Communications X-Change is an innovative website and digital library that calls on organizations and activists throughout the world to find, share, and learn from campaigns and content focused on ending violence against women and children. Help us build it!http://xchange.futureswithoutviolence.org/

Rename Alvarado Middle School after Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz:
One of five students in New Haven Unified School District are of Filipino descent. One out of three Union City residents are Filipino. 

As community outreach efforts escalate in reflecting the diversity of Union City's constituents, an online petition is being circulated to garner support for the re-naming. To sign the petition, visit: www.ipetitions.com/petition/support_the_renaming/

Update from Superintendent Kari McVeigh:
The room was filled with students and families in support of the renaming of Alvarado Middle School to Itliong-Veracruz Middle School. The New Haven Unified School District Board announced at the meeting that only 10 speakers from each side speaking for or against supporting the renaming of the school would be allowed to speak even though 50 people from the audience signed up to speak. Protests from various FilAm members in support of the renaming (only 10 attendees signed up speaking against the renaming) identified this ruling as a violation of our first amendment right as well as the Brown Act because of a lack of previous notification of the process. The Board will be making a decision on March 19.
Meanwhile, PASE organizers at Union City would like to encourage hand written letters to be sent the Board members of New Haven Unified School District or electronic letters which are not template or format letters between now and March 19. Anyone who is able to approach their elected officials and leaders of various organizations (Filipino or otherwise) to send their words of support should do so prior to March 19. 
Contact Information: New Haven Unified School District, 34200 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City, CA 94587


Women's History Month Calendar Honors California Women Pioneers in STEM fields

SACRAMENTO--In honor of Women's History Month, the California State Library and Commission on the Status of Women and Girls have created a colorful online weekly calendar of women from California history who have achieved success in science, technology, engineering or math - the STEM fields. Read full text.


House passes Violence Against Women Act after GOP version defeated
An expanded Violence Against Women Act won bipartisan approval on Thursday from the U.S. House after Republicans failed to pass their own proposal due to a party split on an issue important to women and minority groups - CNN. Read more...

Prosecutors Appeal to High Court To Reinstate Conviction In Domestic Violence Slaying
A state laywer asked the California Supreme Court in San Francisco today to reinstate the second-degree murder conviction of a man who fatally stabbed his former girlfriend 13 years ago after a two-year history of domestic violence. - SF Appeal. Read more...

Comelec reinstating 238,000 overseas voters
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is reinstating over 238,000 overseas Filipinos voters who were earlier delisted for failing to beat the deadline to manifest their intent to vote in the midterm elections. - ABS-CBN. Read more...
Filipinos survive attack
"They are alive and kicking," so claimed the spokesman of the Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III after Malaysia launched air strikes and mortar attacks on Tuesday against nearly 200 Filipinos occupying a Borneo coastal village. - Inquirer. Read more...



"Yes, And..." A Special Workshop in Building Leadership and Communication Skills, March 7, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - Bindlestiff Studio, 185 6th St, San Francisco. Click for info.
Spring is in the Air, March 9, 2013, Saturday at 7:30 PM - Bindlestiff Studio, 185 6th St, San Francisco. Click for info.
Women Veterans Make History, March 20, 2013, Wednesday at 5:00 PM - California State Library, 900 N Street, Sacramento. RVSP by Friday, March 15, to Catherine Banks at Catherine.Banks@calvet.ca.gov
29th Annual San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame, March 22, 2013, Friday at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St, San Mateo. Click for info.
Train-the-Trainers on Because We Have Daughters (BWHD) Program, March 28-29, 2013 - The California Endowment Conference Center, Oakland. Click for info.
Greenlining's 20th Economic Summit Vision 20/20:Our Legacy Our Horizon, May 17, 2013, Friday at 9:30 AM - the Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason 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.
Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence 2013 National Summit, June 30 - July 2, 2013, San Francisco. Click for info.  
Washington, D.C.
2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
WOCN's Economic Policy and Leadership Southern Regional Forum, April 18-19, 2013 - New Orleans. Click for info.
APALA 2013 12th Biennial Convention, August 15-18, 2013,  Bally's Las Vegas, 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas. Click for info.
The Next Big Thing: Economic Empowerment Conference - Asian American Entrepreneurs Network, March 28, 2013, Tuesday at 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM - CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York. Click for info.
APPAC March Workshop: Business credits, deductions, & protecting yourself from identity theft, March 13, 2013, Wednesday at 5:30 PM -  APPAC Community Room, 1125 SE Madison St. Suite #103B, Portland. Click for info.
APPAC and PDC Present: Business & Lenders Connect: Make Connections to Grow Your Business, March 28, 2013 Thursday from 2-4:00 PM - PDC Commission Room, First Floor, 220 NW 5th Avenue, Portland. Click for info.
Asian Publishing Convention, July 11-12, 2013, Thursday - Friday, Manila. Click for info.

Job: Fiscal Services Supervisor
Posted By: Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco
Final Filing Date: 4:00 PM, March 25, 2013

SBA-Visa Export Contest: Are you a Small Business Exporter?
Tell your story for a chance to win $10,000. 
Click for more info: http://exportvideo.challenge.gov/

SBA e200 Emerging Leaders Registration Now Open: 

Congresswoman Jackie Speier calling for Volunteers for Speier Corps Day! - http://speier.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=909

Coast Colleges District Job Opportunity: http://www.cccd.edu/employment/

4 types of 'adobo,' 'lechon' belly, 'balbacua'--authentic Filipino heirloom reciples
Myke "Tatung" Sarthou finds it hard to say no to people. When he started cooking--born out of passion and family history than a formal education--for friends at his home in Quezon City, splendid tales of his dishes spread like wildfire, chiefly among acquaintances, and later, ladies who lunch, politicians, power players, and soon, strangers. Read more...

Since it is Women's History Month, I find it only fitting to feature a Filipina whose life and work has made positive contributions to society. Filipina pediatrician, and first woman to be admitted as a student of the Harvard Medical School, Fe del Mundo was a remarkable woman. She garnered international recognition with her pioneering work in pediatrics, receiving the Elizabeth Blackwell Award in 1966, the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1977, and the 15th International Congress of Pediatrics Award in 1977. In addition, she founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines. Fe is also credited with studies that led to the incubator and a jaundice relieving device. 
If interested in reading more about Fe del Mundo, you can visit: www.rmaf.org.ph/Awardees/Biography/BiographyDelMundoFe
Want to read up on more women inventors? Click here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marlo-thomas/mothers-of-invention

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- Rebecca

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