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Issue 42 4.11.13

April 11, 2013 3:23 PM | Deleted user

Round of applause to the beautiful cast and crew of V-Day FWN's The Vagina Monologues! Last Friday, April 5th, hundreds gathered at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco to witness an exquisite and moving performance to help spread awareness about violence against women and girls. This year, The Hand Pledge was led by San Francisco Supervisors Eric Mar, Norman Yee, and Scott Wiener. Hopefully you also picked up a copy of the latest issue of the V-Diaries, our anti-violence resource guide. If you didn't, you can view the magazine online, here: www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/v-diaries. Thank you to all who made this show a success!!!
Our very own Colonel Shirley S. Raguindin, Chief Diversity Officer for the Air National Guard and FWN100 '07, is featured in an article on Asian Journal. Click the link to check it out: http://www.asianjournal.com/galing-pinoy/59-galing-pinoy/19869-overcoming-hurdles-to-serve-others.html

Call for Support: Assemblymember Rob Bonta's bill AB 123 which would require the State Board of Education to ensure that state curriculum and framework include information on the role of Filipino Americans in the history of the farm labor movement. As you may know, the bill passed unanimously through the Assembly Education Committee. In order to continue pushing the bill through the legislative process, we are hoping that you could send support letters for AB 123 addressed to Assemblymember Gatto, Chair of the Appropriations Committee. 
If being sent from a formal organization, letters must be signed by an authorized representative of the organization and on formal letterhead. If from an individual, the letter simply needs to be signed by the individual writing it. All letters can be sent by email to An-Chi.Tsou@asm.ca.gov or faxed to (916) 391-2118.

Do you speak Tagalog? In honor of FWN's 10th Anniversary, the Tagalog version "Usaping Puki" will be produced. www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.

Reading audition by appointment only and to join the production cast/crew and/or editiorial group of the V-Diaries: Anti-Violence Resource Guide and Playbill: 

  • Saturday, April 20th, 1:30 pm. Rehearsal location will be provided when you make the audition appointment. Click here to sign up. 

Please reply to this email to indicate your interest and agreement to the expectations indicated:  

  • The 2013 scripts will be available upon receipt of your agreement and will be  provided at the audition. Let us know if you plan to also audition for the Tagalog "Usaping Puki".
  • The one-night-ONLY-shows schedule:
    • Usaping Puki: May 26, 2013, Sunday, 2:30pm @ Fort McKinley, 101 Brentwood Drive, South San Francisco, CA 94080. You need to be at Fort McKinley at 9:00 am for dress/tech rehearsals on May 26.


Name It. Change It. Releases New Research on Appearance Coverage of Women & Campaign Simulation
Washington, D.C. - Name It. Change It., a joint project of the Women's Media Center and She Should Run, released two new studies today that demonstrate the gender-based challenges women face from the media when they run for office. Read full text.

Syria Has a Massive Rape Crisis, According to a Women's Media Center Report Issued Today
New York - After one year of mapping how sexualized violence is being used as a weapon in Syria's war, the Women's Media Center Women Under Sieze project today released statistics that show rape is a devastating component of the conflict. Read full text.

LGBT Fil Ams await U.S. high court decision on same-sex marriage
From the way U.S. news media are covering two same-sex marriage cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and from statements of certain high court justices, it seems Jaime Geaga and his partner of 30 years, Gary Rhodes, "are getting closer to achieving equal rights as same-sex couple," Geaga, a Los Angeles resident, beams. - Inquirer. Read more...

The Global Campaign to Stop Stoning Against Women: Why Stoning Is Violence Against Women
Today, March 8th 2013, we celebrate International Women's Day amid the various forms of violence against women--attacks of regressive forces on women by state and non-state actors from India to Iran, from South Africa to Egypt. - Winwomenspeak's WeblogRead more...

The Buzz: Moving Up
Moving Up: Yes folks, reality shows are here to stay thanks to MTV's The Real World, first broadcast in 1992. - AsianWeek.  Read more...

FWN Celebrates 10 Yrs. Against Domestic Violence w/ Usaping Puki
Stylist Bongga Datiles stated, " Fabulous! Absolutely Fabulous!" This was the sentiment as hundreds of people gathered at the Herbst Theatre to watch as the Filipina Women's Network (FWN) has collaborated with V-DAY, empowering and celebrating women and their sexuality with a festival of a theatre, comedy and the spoken word. - SfNewsfeed. Read more...



Creativity Day in San Francisco, April 13, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - Children's Creativity Museum, 221 Fourth Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
PAWA and Arkipelago Books Presents An Evening of Conversation with R. Zamora Linmark, April 13, 2013, Saturday at 6:00 PM - Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission St @ 6th St, San Francisco. Click for info.

Gender Equality Challenge Press Conference,
April 15, 2013, Monday at 11:30 AM - San Francisco City Hall, Rom 416, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco. RSVP with name and affiliation to elizabeth.laferriere@sfgov.org.
AT&T Recruiting Event, April 16, 2013, Tuesday at 3:00 PM - University of Phoenix - Livermore Learning Center, 2481 Constitution Drive, Livermore. Click for info.
The Philippines: Asia's New Emerging Tiger, April 23, 2013, Tuesday at 10:00 AM - Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa. RSVP to president@cotifa.org
The 6th Annual Art of Aging Gracefully, April 25, 2013, Thursday at 9:30 AM - Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St, San Francisco. Click for info.
The 9th Annual Justice Awards, April 25, 2013, Thursday at 2:00 PM - African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St, San Francisco. Click for info.
Project Sentinel's 7th Annual Fair Housing Symposium, April 26, 2013, Friday at 8:00 AM - Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View. Click for info.
Ellis Events Presents "Women Rock," April 28, 2013, Sunday at 11:00 AM - Marriott Liberty Station, San Diego. Click for info.
Fems with Fervor, May 1, 2013, Wednesday at 7:00 PM - ROE, 651 Howard St, San Francisco. 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.
Shared by Nilda Valmores (FWN100 '12): My Sister's House Benefit: Believe In A Better Life, May 20, 2013, Monday at 7:00 PM - Crest Theatre, 1013 K St, Sacramento. Click for info.
FWN Professional Series - Session #3, May 28, 2013, Tuesday at 5:30 PM. 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.
3rd Annual San Francisco Peacemaker Awards, June 6, 2013, Friday at The City Club of San Francisco, 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.
New York
Asian Women In Business (AWIB) Spring Potluck, April 19, 2013, Friday at 6:00 PM - 12 West 18th Street, #3E (between 5th and 6th Ave), NYC. 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.
Asian Publishing Convention, July 11-12, 2013, Thursday - Friday, Manila. Click for info.


WEBINAR: ExportNOW 104: Doing Business in the Philippines: Are You Interested in the Opportunity?
Posted By: Women Impacting Public Policy
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11 AM ET / 8 AM PT

Job: Shambala Fellowship 2014-2015
Description: Work with international NGOs in Asia and raise funds to support OWW orphans
Posted By: The Shambala Foundation
Stipend: $500/month

WEBINAR: Public Benefits for Immigrant Survivors 
Date: April 19, 2013 at 12 PM PT / 2 PM ET.
Deadline to Register: April 15, 2013.

Scholarship Opportunity:
Filipino Advocates for Justice: Soledad Fernandez Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2013. http://www.filipinos4justice.org/2013/03/25/accepting-applications-for-the-soledad-fernandez-scholarship/

Dita Sandico Ong's 'banaca' is the new eco-chic
Once used to make common products such as slippers and rope, the abaca is repurposed into a luxury eco textile. - Read more...

If you were able to attend V-DAY FWN's The Vagina Monologues last Friday, April 5th, then you probably remember the part about Comfort Women. Not that your memory needs refreshing, Comfort Women consisted of women and girls "forced into prostitution corps created by the Empire of Japan." However, Japanese women were not the only ones forced into prostitution. In April 1993, 44 Filipinas came out claiming to be former comfort women during World War II for Japanese soldiers. Two of the Filipina women were Rosa Henson and Julia Porras, and claimed to be maids for the soldiers at an air raid shelter where they were forced to have sex with soldiers for months. Dozens of soldiers raped the women every day in a tunnel, where allegedly they were fed very little and given no clothing. These two women "represented the eighteen women by arriving in Tokyo to hold a press conference while speaking publicly about their experiences as comfort women." Henson and Porras also asked the Japanese government to include the history of the comfort women in school textbooks. Unfortunately, the claims of the Filipina women were "dismissed" by the Tokyo District Court on October 9, 1998. The women appealed, but again were rejected by the Tokyo High Court in December of 2000 (http://www.gwu.edu)
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- Rebecca

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