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Issue 50 6.6.13

June 06, 2013 12:09 PM | Deleted user

Woohoo Marisa! FWN100 '07 Marisa Marquez has super exciting news - her show "A Fallopian Fairy Tale" has been requested to be a part of FringeHigh. Read more of her great news, by clicking here!
Congratulations Marily! Our very own Marily Mondejar is being honored at the West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center's Distinguished Citizen Kapit Bisig Awards 2013. The attached artwork will appear on 25 Bus shelters in the Financial District, South of Market Area and all over San Francisco beginning Monday, June 3, 2013! To purchase tickets: http://uniqebuy.com/um/150/west-bay-non-profit-center/distinguished-citizen-kapit-bisig-award-2013.html
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This year we are reaching out to our Filipina sisters worldwide as we select the first Global FWN100 - Filipina women accomplishing good work leaving a global imprint through their communities and corporations. Previous FWN100 awardees are encouraged to nominate or be nominated again for this prestigious Global FWN100 A
wards which will be held at the beautiful Beaux-Arts Julia Morgan Ballroom.

REGISTER for early bird pricing AND your name will be entered to win a roundtrip ticket wherever Southwest Airlines flies with no black-out dates.  Go towww.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events to register.


Facebook Responds to Campaign, Cracks Down on Hate

In a historic victory for women's rights and online activism,  Facebook announced this week - in response to the massive social media campaign many of you participated in - that it would revamp its hate speech policy to better monitor images and messages of violence against women. Tens of thousands of you tweeted and emailed the world's largest social network - and its advertisers - demanding that they include gender-based hate speech in their definition of "hateful content" not allowed on the site. Not only has Facebook acknowledged their prior failures, but they are committed to including a coalition of women's groups in future decisions around hate speech.

This team effort to successfully challenge Facebook - led by Women, Action & the Media, The Everyday Sexism Project and Soraya Chemaly - was proof that each of us has something to contribute to this movement.

Thank you for taking action and once again displaying the power of our collective voice to influence change across society. Facebook has over 1 billion users worldwide, so the announcement itself - as it is shared and discussed across the internet this week - has major ramifications for women and girls everywhere. Furthermore, the fact that such a large corporation was forced to respond to sexism and misogyny, based on the online actions of feminists and their allies, should inspire us all to continue the work that we do daily.

Even before Facebook's decision, as a result of consumer pressure on Twitter, corporations as large as Nissan had decided to halt advertising on the social network until something was done about the images of violence against women that exist there. Like the success of #NotBuyingIt, the #FBrape campaign displays what's possible when we use our dollars to promote the positive and fight the negative. It's clear no battle is too big to win.

This week, as you decide what channel to watch, what shirt to buy or where to spend your time online, think about that product's or that company's impact on women and girls. And then remember the power you hold in your pocket. If they use sexism to sell, don't spend your money on it, and use Twitter to let them and your friends know that you're #NotBuyingIt!

Let's take the momentum of this week's progress to fuel an even greater commitment to using our voices to challenge sexism wherever and whenever we see it. Together there's no obstacle that we can't overcome on the road to gender equality.  


Please join us for another special Filipino Heritage Night with the Oakland A's. It's our 3rd year of Filipino Community Partnership! Let's show Pinoy Power!

$26 Filipino Heritage ticket includes: 
  • A commemorative Exclusive A's Filipino Heritage Scarf (redeem on day of game with your ticket stub)
  • A yummy traditional Filipino food item
  • Filipino Heritage Plaza infield seating
  • Additional discount for groups of 25 or more PLUS will be recognized on scoreboard (Call David Nosti at 510.563.2283 and make sure to mention FWN)
  • Ticket proceeds will benefit Filipino nonprofits including the Filipina Women's Network.
This year there is an extra incentive for those that place a 10% deposit towards planning a discounted group for this event. The group leader will receive the A’s Filipino Heritage collection (picture below – supply is limited), two tickets to another game, scoreboard message, an A’s group leader bag, and a GREAT rewards program for hitting 25, 100, and 300 tickets sold!. Feel free to contact David Nosti directly for more information at 510.563.2283.

To purchase tickets go to www.OaklandAthletics.com/Filipino
Questions? Call 415.935.4396

Asian American Voters Continue Decade-Long Trend, Add 500,000 New Voters
Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), and National Asian American Survey (NAAS) today issued the following statement on the release of census analysis on the voting participation rates in Election 2012. Read full text.

Ambassador Cuisia's Independence Day Message
The theme for this year’s commemoration is Kalayaan 2013: Ambagan Tungo sa Malawakang Kaunlaran. It is particularly appropriate in the context of the good news emanating from the country. Read full text.

Lenore Lim at Tally Beck Contemporary

Tally Beck Contemporary will present the 10th solo exhibition in New York of Filipina artist Lenore Lim.
Read full text.

Statement of H.E. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., Philippine Ambassador to the United States, on the Fatal Shooting of Filipina-American in Costco Store in Virginia
The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Mylene De Leon Scott, a member of the Filipino-American Community, who was shot dead by police officers responding to a reported disturbance inside the Costco Wholesale Store in Sterling, Virginia, on Wednesday, 29 May 2013. Read full text.

The Hate Map: A surprising map revealing where the most racist slurs toward Asians occur
Where they hate Asians most: The Hate Map reveals "hate tweets" from around the United States. - One Vietnam. Read more...
President Aquino signs amendments to overseas absentee voting law
President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed into law a consolidated bill amending the Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003, allowing more overseas Filipinos worldwide to cast their votes in Philippine elections. - The Voting News. Read more...
Murder verdict reinstated in abuse case
The state Supreme Court reinstated the murder conviction Monday of a man who fatally stabbed his former girlfriend in San Francisco after police mishandled her abuse complaint. - SF Chronicle. Read more...

Osaka Mayor Hashimoto is Not Welcome in San Francisco
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto is reportedly scheduled for a June visit to the United States, particularly California’s Silicon Valley, and to meet with San Francisco’s Mayor Edwin Lee and New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg. But, a U.S. official in Japan hinted that Hashimoto could find himself an unwanted guest. - New America Media. Read more...
PH Embassay seeks probe of Fil-Am woman's death
The Philippine Embassy has joined the Filipino-American community in questioning the use of “disproportionate force” in subduing a Filipino-American woman who was fatally shot by police after reportedly creating a disturbance inside a wholesale store in Virginia. - Inquirer. Read more...


Philippine Independence Day Celebrations

Mayor's Office of Protocol and the San Francisco-Manila Sister City Committee Flag Raising Ceremony, June 12, 2013, Wednesday at 10:00 AM - Mayor's Balcony, City Hall, Room 200, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco. Click for info.
Kalayaan 2013: Celebrating Philippine Independence Day in LA'S Historic Filipinotown, June 8, 2013, Saturday at 8:00 AM - 1740 W. Temple St, Historic Filipinotown, CA. Click for info.

115th Philippine Independence Day Celebration,
June 8, 2013, Saturday at 8:00 AM - Veterans Park, 2240 Moneta Avenue, Carson, CA. Click for info.

California State Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett to Celebrate Philippine Independence Day at the State Capitol,
June 13, 2013, Thursday at 8:45 AM - State Capitol, Room 313, Sacramento, CA. RSVP to Meriam Reynosa: 510-577-2310 or Meriam.Reynosa@sen.ca.gov.

Kalayaan 2013 Outdoor Celebration and Business Expo, June 15, 2013, Saturday - Union Square, San Francisco, CA. Click for info.


New Filipino Cinema 2013, June 5-9, 2013, Wednesday-Sunday, YCBA Screening Room, 701 Mission St, San Francisco. Click for info.
AACI Run for Wellness, June 8 ,2013, Saturday at 8:30 AM - Microsoft Corporation, 1065 La Avenida Street, Mountain View. Click for info.

Shared by Esther Lee (FWN100 '12): Legacy of Health, Wellness, and Education Symposium,
June 8, 2013, Saturday at 8:15 AM - Oracle Conference Center, 350 Oracle Parkway, Redwood City. LHWE Tri-Fold Brochure_3_21_13.pdf
Queen's Bench Annual Judges' Dinner, June 13, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Parc 55 Wyndham Union Square, 55 Cyril Magnin, San Francisco. Click for info.
Latitude | Longitude Emerging Markets Business Conference, June 14, 2013, Friday - Philippine Center, San Francisco. Click for info.
Health Impact Assessment Practitioners Summer Training Course, July 15-18, 2013 - TCE Oakland Conference Center, 111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland. Click for info.
FAJ's 40th Anniversary, June 20, 2013, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Lakeview Terrace, Kaiser Center, 300 Lakeside Drive @ 20th St, Oakland. Click for info.

West Bay 2013 Distinguished Citizens Kapit-Bisig Awards,
June 22, 2013, Saturday at 11:00 AM - Intercontinental San Francisco-Main Ballroom, 888 Howard St, San Francisco. Click for info.
PwC's Women of Color Event, June 24, 2013, Monday at 3:00 PM - Omni Hotel, 500 California 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. 

AACI 40th Anniversary Gala, September 7, 2013, Saturday at 5:30 PM - Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission Boulevard, Santa Clara. Click for info.
Women Veterans Employment Listening Session, June 19, 2013, Wednesday at 1:00 PM - The U.S. Department of Labor, Conference Room 6 (C5320), 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. Click for info.

2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit,
November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. Click for info.
Build live. The Solve! Sessions, June 19, 2013, Wednesday - The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston. Click for info.
New York
Be Your Own Boss! A Seminar to on Investing in a Franchise Business in the Philippines, June 20, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - Lobby, Philippine Center, 556 Fifth Avenue, New York. Click for info.

GlobalSolutions.org 2013 Conference: Volunteers for a Global Future,
July 27, 2013, Saturday at 8:00 AM - Hofstra University, 200 Hofstra University, Library 246, Hempstead. 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.
2013 AAPI Cultural Awareness Workshop, June 20-21, 2013, Thursday & Friday at 8:30 AM - University of Oregon in Portland White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch Street, Portland. Click for info.
Asian Publishing Convention, July 11-12, 2013, Thursday - Friday, Manila. Click for info.


Women Make Movies: Film by and about girls
Watch: A Girl Like Her

Job: Project Specialist, Evidence-Based Practice
Posted by: Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
Deadline: June 24, 2013.

Job: Walk San Francisco Executive Director
Posted by: Walk San Francisco

Job: Housing Policy Director

Posted by:
The Committee on Financial Services (Minority)
Description: The Committee on Financial Services (Minority) seeks a Housing Policy Director to guide and implement the Committee’s housing-related legislative and oversight agenda. The successful candidate is an experienced policy professional, with a minimum of 7 years of staff and project management experience. The successful candidate has a strong background in and familiarity with a variety of housing issues, including public and assisted housing programs, mortgage financing, sustainable housing, foreclosure prevention and housing counseling programs. Hill experience is a plus. Serious inquiries only please. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Please email resume and a writing sample to fscdemresumes@mail.house.gov. Use “Housing Policy Director” as the subject line. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Job: Writer/Editor & Development Director
Posted by: Hesperian

New York's Fairy Wedmother is Filipina
Even people who don’t believe in living happily ever after describe wedding planner and designer Lyna Larcia Calvario as a “fairy wedmother,” and not because they’ve had one too many of the wedding toasts. - Read more...


On June 12, 1898, the declaration of Philippine independence was led by revolutionary leader Emilio Aguinaldo. However, Spain nor the United States acknowledged the independence for the Philippines. In the 1898 Treaty of Paris, Spain ceded the Philippines to the United States, and when the U.S. tried to carry out the treaty, "a three-year conflict, now called the Philippine-American War, ensued." It was on July 4, 1946 through the Treaty of Manila that the U.S. finally granted the Philippines independence. However, June 12th was declared a public holiday in the Philippines by President Diosdado Macapagal on May 12, 1962. Want to learn more?



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