IN THIS ISSUE:
Woohoo! Cora Aragon Soriano (FWN100 '12) has been featured in an article from Asian Journal. Check it out: http://asianjournal.com/lifestyle/monet-lu/20174-cora-aragon-soriano-shining-and-making-a-difference-.html
Do you speak Tagalog? In honor of FWN's 10th Anniversary, the Tagalog version "Usaping Puki" will be produced. www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.
AUDITIONS: open to FilAms only and can speak Tagalog. Although the show is in Taglish, fluency in Tagalog is important to understand the spirit of this activist show. Limited auditions on Saturday, April 27 at 1:30pm.
Go towww.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events to sign up - we will be at the Philippine Center's Social Hall, 447 Sutter St., between Stockton & Powell.
Please forward to your e-lists, networks, friends and family. Your support to continue our vigilance in FWN's anti-violence campaign in the Filipino American community is critical.
Usaping Puki is a one-day benefit performance ONLY:
- May 26, Sunday, 2:30pm (matinee)
- Fort McKinley Restaurant
- 101 Brentwood Drive, South San Francisco
Tickets are selling fast -
- $100 (VIP seating with Filipino Buffet Lunch and attend Cast After-Party);
- $45 (Preferred Seating with Filipino Buffet Lunch)
- $25 for General Admission (open seating).
- Tickets can be purchased at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events. Limited seating at Fort McKinley so reserve your tickets NOW.
Registration Now OPEN for: "Strengthening visitation response for adult victims and their children: A Collaboration between legal systems and community partners"
- When: Friday, May 17, 2013
- Where: California State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
Presented by the San Francisco Department of Public Health; Rally Family Visitation Services of St. Francis Memorial Hospital; La Casa de Las Madres
Half day Training for the Courts, Legal Community, Family Violence Advocates, Visitation Providers
Training is FREE, but due to limited seating registration is required. Registration deadline is May 8, 2013.
Bataan Legacy - Rediscovering the Role of the Filipinos during World War II through Literature and Theatre
San Francisco, CA - The San Francisco Public Library and Artis Mundi will present Bataan Legacy on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at 2PM at the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library located at 100 Larkin Street in San Francisco, CA. The event will also be supported by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center of the San Francisco Arts Commission. Read full text.
Alvarado Middle School to be Renamed After Filipino American Leaders in 2015
After months of heated discussions and rallies, the New Haven Board of Education approved a motion Tuesday night to rename Alvarado Middle School after Filipino-American leaders. - Filipino Advocates for Justice. Read more...
Filipinos across the U.S. Say Senate Immigration Bill Falls Short
In the wake of the "Gang of Eight" release of the U.S. Senate Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill, Filipinos throughout the country respond to the proposed legislation. - NAFCON. Read more...
Emergency Contraception Ruling a Win for Immigrant Women
Women's health advocates received welcome new earlier this month when a federal judge ruled that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must make the popular forms of emergency contraception (also known as the morning after pill) available for all women over-the-counter. - New America Media. Read more...
Delhi Rape Protests Focus on Policing the Police
Anger poured out on the streets of Delhi for the past few days as hundreds of protestors rallied against the lacking police response to the heinous rape of a 5-year-old girl on April 15 that left her hospitalized and needing life saving surgery. - WOMENSENEWS. Read more...
The New Rape Whistle: Electric Bras and Condoms with Teeth
A group of female engineering students in India has unveiled a new electrified bra to protect women from getting raped. - New America Media. Read more...
UC hospital workers allege unsafe working conditions
The first week in April was a rough time for Connie Salguero. - San Francisco Bay Guardian. Read more...
AB 241 Press Conference & Assembly Labor Committee Hearing, April 24, 2013, Wednesday at 7:30 AM - Sacramento State Capitol, Sacramento. Click for info.
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.
Store Blessing & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Island Pacific Seafood Market Pittsburg, CA Branch, April 26, 2013, Friday at 11:30 AM - North Park Plaza, 2100 North Park Blvd, Pittsburg. 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.
Susan B. Anthony Woman of the Year Celebration, April 28, 2013, Sunday at 4:00 PM - Urban Legend Cellars, 621 4th Street, Oakland. 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.
AT&T Retail Open House Event, May 7, 2013, Tuesday at 3:00 PM - University of Phoenix-Oakland Learning Center, 1200 Clay Street, 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.
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.
New Filipino Cinema 2013, June 5-9, 2013, Wednesday-Sunday, YCBA Screening Room, 701 Mission 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.
2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change, May 7, 2013, Tuesday at 5:30 PM - Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York City. RSVP by April 30. Click for info.
The Growing Numbers, Growing Impact: Mayoral Candidates Forum on Asian Pacific Americans, May 20, 3013, Monday at 5:30 PM - LaGuardia Community College, Mainstage Theatre, 31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, Queens. 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.
APACC Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Annual Meet & Greet, May 21, 2013, Tuesday at 6:00 PM - Lan Su Chinese Garden, 127 NW 3rd Ave, Portland. Click for info.
Asian Publishing Convention, July 11-12, 2013, Thursday - Friday, Manila. Click for info.
WEBINAR: Importance of Cultural Awareness in Social Movements
Posted By: Young SIETAR
Date: May 4, 2013 - space is limited.
Job: Director of Health Promotion Policy
Posted By: Center for Science in the Public Interest
Girls Circle Facilitator Training in San Pablo, CA June 20-21, 2013
Deadline for Early Bird Registration: May 23rd, 2013
Job: Police Officer (Entry Level/Academy Graduate/Lateral)
Posted By: The City of El Cajon
Deadline: Monday, May 6, 2013 by 5:00 PM.
2013 Executive Directors Leadership Program (EDLP)
EDLP is a three part, six month program designed to give Executive Directors the knowledge, skills, and support they need to effectively lead, manage, and more their organizations forward.
Applications Due May 17, 2013.
Job: Shambala Fellowship 2014-2015
Description: Work with international NGOs in Asia and raise funds to support OWW orphans
Posted By: The Shambala Foundation
The right to be free
Spring is about renewal. It is about new blossoms. Even relationships are renewed by road trips. Our camping trip took us to new detours, to new vistas of spring blossoms. - Read more...
CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
I'm sure you have heard of Wonder Woman, there is no doubt. But it was only until recently that I came across Darna, the Filipina superheroine in Filipino Comics. Darna, a female character created by Mars Revelo and Nestor Redondo, is Narda on Earth.
After spending some time reading up on Wonder Woman "Darna," I came across an article by Women's Media Center that talks about why the creation of Wonder Woman is so "unique" and "progressive," as well as the film "Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines".
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