IN THIS ISSUE:
Please join us in wishing a very Happy Birthday to Dina Pimentel Guingona and Pearl Parmalee (FWN100 '11)!
FWN Roadshow KICK-OFF:
Team FWN is hitting the planes….then the roads to . . . . .
For the first time, we are travelling to where the FWN Members are – catching up with YOU and especially learn about the many accomplishments of our FWN100 Awardees (where are you and what are you doing now?).
- San Francisco - July 14, Sunday, 11am-1:30pm - hosted by Maya Ong Escudero (FWN100 '09) and brunch prepared by Chef Jessette Kalsi (RSVP now!)
- San Diego - July 31, Wednesday, 6pm hosted by Dr. Tess Mauricio of M Beauty by Dr. Tess (FWN100 '11)
- Los Angeles - August 1, Thursday, 6pm (location TBD)
- Las Vegas - August 15, Monday, 5:30 PM hosted by Gloria T. Caoile (FWN100 '07) and Rozita V. Lee (FWN100 '07)
- Washington DC (date TBD)
- If you want to host an event in your state, let us know so we can include you in the FWN Roadshow leading up to the FWN Filipina Summit on October 25-27, 2013 in San Francisco!
- Visit www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events to register.
Team FWN is preparing for the upcoming 10th Filipina Leadership Summit featuring the first Global100 on October 24-127, 2013 in San Francisco. Many, many thanks to our EARLY sponsors and advertisers.
We’re bringing FWN to you – so you know first hand the many exciting changes, alliances and innovative campaigns that we’ve been cooking up to advance Filipina women’s careers and status in the workplace. JOIN us!
Launch of the Global100 Search
Filipina Women's Network is going GLOBAL! We’re officially launching the worldwide search for distinguished and accomplished Filipina women leaders who ARE influencing change and making change happen in their communities, their industries, their professions, in the world. Africa. North America. South America. Asia. Australia. Antartica. Europe.
Do you know a Filipina woman in any of these places?
We’ve been told that Filipina women have migrated to many parts of the world and we want to know who they are, what they’re doing and how they’re influencing their communities. We need your help in our search for the Filipina women who are impacting their countries and their local communities with their work. We want to invite the Global100 to the Filipina Summit on October 25th this year to San Francisco. To register for the early bird pricing, go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events. Nominations now open.
Funding Request from BAYAN USA:
In 2006, the Philippine military killed an average of one activist every 36 hours. Seven years later in 2013, the human rights situation hasn’t gotten any better thanks to the influence of the US Counter-Insurgency Guide, American military advisors and hundreds of millions of dollars in US aid to the Philippine military, which continues to commit human rights violations with impunity. Even those attempting to “defend the defenders” journalists exposing the problem through their reporting, and lawyers providing counsel to activists imprisoned on trumped up charges have become targets of repression themselves, victims of extra-judicial killings, violent harassment, illegal detention and surveillance by a state desperate to silence dissent.
This summer, we have the chance to help the Filipino people turn the tide in favor of peace and justice. We’re writing to ask you to join us in making it happen by making a donation today.
In an effort to expand international attention on the human rights crisis in the Philippines and forge active solidarity toward lasting solutions, the International Conference on Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines will take place July 19-21. This conference will bring together survivors of human rights violations, human rights workers, and advocates from around the world to share their experiences with one another and develop strategies to resolve the root causes of the human rights crisis. Human and civil rights advocates, Filipino American organizations, churches, and others who believe in peace are mobilizing 40 people from the US to attend this conference.
But we need more support in order to bring delegates from the US to the Philippines, as well as to bring survivors of human rights violations from other parts of the Philippines to the conference, to ensure the success of this historic gathering. We hope you can help by making a donation today online by clicking here, or sending your donation by mail to: Filipino American Ministries, c/o BAYAN-USA/AYPAL, 1218 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA 94612 with “PSTF-ICHRP 2013” in the memo.
Message from Nilda Valmores (FWN100 '12), Executive Director of My Sister's House:
I/we have been working with the local domestic violence shelter and they are having a special panel on addressing API issues -- trying to figure out how to improve their services to the API community.I am having a hard time finding a Filipino community leader. Any thoughts or suggestions? This is a golden opportunity I hate to waste.
The person doesn't have to be an expert or even knowledgeable about domestic violence; preferably they know something about the local Filipino community though. If you could forward their email address and/or phone number it would be much appreciated.
P.S. Special thanks to our May 2013 shelter sponsor, Anonymous and our June 2013 shelter sponsor, LMT Consulting.
2 Time Sensitive Requests from WIPP
1. WIPP's Annual Leadership Meeting is coming up – October 9-10. We have a very special White House Briefing and Congressional Roundtable and Luncheon on the Agenda. We've had significant legislative achievements and a huge thank you is in store for you and the entire women's business community who helped make it possible. See below – please register yourself, and also I would appreciate you sharing it with your members. Policies matter.
2. Recently I let you know about several of the ChallengeHER events. The ones we have held have been tremendously helpful to those attending. We have 3 coming up pretty quickly in Denver, Atlanta and New Orleans, and I would greatly appreciate it if you could let your members in those areas know. The one in New Orleans is going to be pretty special and meaningful, as it is being held inSenator Landrieu's state. The WOSB Opportunity Forums allow attendees to have a unique opportunity to network with and learn from key procurement representatives as well as peer mentors who will offer first hand advice and resources.
- ChallengeHERundefinedDenver, CO, July 16
- ChallengeHERundefinedAtlanta, GA July, 18
- ChallengeHERundefinedNew Orleans, LA, July 26
- Visit http://www.wipp.org/ for more info.
CALL FOR FWN INTERNS!
Deadline EXTENDED to July 15, 2013.
FWN Internship Opportunity: The program is designed to provide students, recent graduates and motivated individuals seeking career development through involvement with the Filipina Women's Network (FWN) as well as an opportunity for increased learning of the programs and initiatives to advance the activities, careers and status of Filipina women in the United States.
The Internship Program lasts from six months to one year (for the cycle 2013-2014). The FWN Board will screen interested applicants to determine academic or personal interest in Filipino culture and women's issues, relevant experience and career development goals.
If you or someone you know is interested in the internship opportunity, please send resume with cover letter explaining why you qualify to Filipina@ffwn.org.
Experience with social media, technology, attention to detail, and a passion for social issues are preferred skill sets.
Photo Release - Susan Ople
US Secretary of State John Kerry hands over the “2013 Hero Acting To End Modern-Day Slavery Award” to OFW advocate Susan Ople in recognition of her outspoken advocacy on behalf of the millions of overseas Filipino workers during today’s recognition rites for this year’s Trafficking in Persons Hero Awardees held at the Benjamin Franklin Room at the US Department of State. Read full text.
World's 10 Biggest Companies By Market Cap: US Companies Top The List; No Chinese Companies In The Group
Chinese companies are no longer on top of the world. - International Business Times. Read more...
Filipino Domestic Workers Fled Syria, Returned Home to No Work
At Ninoy Aquino International airport in Manila, 85 Filipina women walk through the gate. They’re coming off the last leg of their journey back from Syria. - New America Media. Read more...
Scientist Katherine Luzuriaga 'very honored' that Filipinos are proud of her
When Dr. Katherine Luzuriaga discovered a cure for an HIV-infected infant, Filipino Americans also discovered that rare and distinguished scientist within their community. - The FilAm. Read more...
Asiana Airlines Plane Crash Lands at SFO Airport
An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crashed while landing at the San Francisco International Airport Saturday, July 6 (July 7 Manila time). - New America Media. Read more...
Family Movie Night of the Film GirlRISING, July 16, 2013, Tuesday at 4 PM - Charles Schwab, 211 Main Street, San Francisco, 1st Floor, Schwab Center. Click for info.
Conversation with Sophia Ahmed Sattar - Muslim Artist From Pakistan, July 23, 2013, Tuesday at 6:00 PM - 2076 Grove Street, San Francisco. RSVP to win@WINaction.org.
Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. 2013 Annual Leadership Awards Gala, July 25, 2013, Thursday at 5:00 PM - Omni Hotel, 251 South Olive Street, Los Angeles. Click for info.
The Asian Pacific Islander Committee of SEIU 1021 and Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Workers Rights Hearing, August 3, 2013, Saturday at 12:30 PM - SEIU 1021 Union Hall. RSVP to email@example.com.
2013 Kulinarya Competition - Qualifying Rounds, August 11, 2013, Sunday at 11:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
Oakland A's Filipino Heritage Night, August 16, 2013, Friday at 7:05 PM - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Click for info.
DESPEDIDA Dinner & Dance, August 17, 2013, Saturday at 6:00 PM - Crowne Plaza Burlingame, SF International Airport 1177 Airport Blvd, Burlingame. Click for info.
San Francisco Giants Filipino Heritage Night II, September 5, 2013, Thursday at 7:15 PM - AT&T Park, 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.
Chicana Latina Foundation Annual Gala Dinner, September 20, 2013, Friday at 6 PM - Marriott Marquis Hotel, 55 4th Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
2013 Kulinarya - Championship Round, November 23, 2013, Saturday at 10:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
2013 Americas NeuroLeadership Summit, November 5-8, 2013. Washington, D.C. 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.
Be the Next Kulinarya Champion: Now accepting contestants for the 2013 KULINARYA Competition. You are invited to participate and showcase your talent in cooking. http://www.kulinaryashowdown.com/
FWN Internship Opportunity
Posted by: Filipina Women's Network
E-mail resume & cover letter to Filipina@ffwn.org
Recruitment Announcement: 2013 Call for At-Large Commissioners
Posted by: Alameda County Public Health Commission
Racial Justice Senior Fellow
Posted by: East Bay Community Law Center's Clean Slate Practice
When women mean business
The ’90s Spice Girl buzzword, “girl power,” might just go from being a mere slogan thrown around by young women to becoming a battle cry of sorts for a better Philippines in the 21st century. - Read more...
CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
If you ask most kids nowadays what their favorite game to play is, they probably will answer with popular video game titles such as Mario Kart or Pokemon, or maybe even randomly spit out non-video game titles like "ball wall". With their once again growing popularity, toys like kendama and yo-yo might even slip out kids' mouths. The invention of the yo-yo by the way, is attributed Pedro Flores, a Filipino who immigrated to the United States in 1915.
Most kids in the U.S. however, are probably not familiar with the game "sipa," a traditional kids game played in the Philippines. Sipa can be played by one person, or with teams. Similar to the American "hackey-sack", sipa involves kicking a rattan ball or large coin with shredded paper or plastic into the air with the inside of the ankle. If you want to teach kids sipa, visit http://tagaloglang.com/Filipino-Culture/Filipino-Games/sipa-filipino-national-sport.html for more info.