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Issue 57 7.31.13

July 30, 2013 3:07 PM | Deleted user

Check out Cris Comerford (FWN100 '12) in these articles: 
Way to go Dr. Estela Matriano (FWN100 '11)! Dr. Matriano sent us an update. Currently, she is taking care of Women of Influence in San Diego (WIN), whose main mission is elect Filipina candidates to high political positions. WIN is currently campaigning Mitz Lee, a Filipina City Council San Diego candidate for District 6. 

Woohoo! Check out Rozita V. Lee (FWN100 '07) in an article posted by Asian Journal: "Advocating for Asian-Americans in the US"

Fundraiser to Help Ragasa Family:

FWN Roadshow

Team FWN is hitting the planes….then the roads to . . . . . 

  • San Diego - July 31, Wednesday, 6pm hosted by Dr. Tess Mauricio of M Beauty by Dr. Tess (FWN100 '11) at 9999 Mira Mesa Blvd, Ste 103, San Diego. Click to RSVP.
  • Los Angeles - August 1Thursday, 6pm hosted by Rachel Buenviaje of Nike, Inc. Click to RSVP.
  • Las Vegas - August 15, Monday, 5:30 PM hosted by Gloria T. Caoile (FWN100 '07), Rozita V. Lee (FWN100 '07), and Liza Ochiai, Owner, Aloha Kitchen. Click to RSVP.
  • Walnut Creek, CA (East Bay) - August 22, Thursday, 6pm hosted by Natalie Aliga (FWN100 '12) of CSAA Insurance Group. Click to RSVP.
  • 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.

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. 

Nominations now open. Go to 
NOMINATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Global100 is the next step to our Pinay Power 2012 vision which began in 2006 with a dream to inspire, inform, and advance Filipina women leaders. The FWN100 awardees provide a critical pathway for successful women who care about advancement, achievement, and significance; influencing the Filipino community’s future.

Shared by Blesilda Ocampo:

Deadline EXTENDED! Apply now.

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.

ETA News Release: US Labor Department awards more than $64 million to states to help expedite the re-employment of Unemployment Insurance beneficiaries
WASHINGTON undefined The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded approximately $64.3 million to 38 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia to implement or continue re-employment and eligibility assessments for individuals who receive unemployment benefits. Read full text.

Obama names next envoy to Philippines
United States President Barack Obama has nominated a State Department intelligence official for the next United States ambassador to the Philippines. - Inquirer. Read more...
Family-Based visas To Change with Immigration Reform

Asian American citizens trying to bring overseas family members to the States may face setbacks under proposed immigration reform changes. - New America Media.

Senior KTVU Staffers Fired in Wake of Asiana Racist Names Scandal
Following an in-house investigation, KTVU has dismissed three high-ranking producers involved with misreporting the names of four Asiana pilots with Flight 214, which crash landed upon arrival at San Francisco International Airport. - New America Media. Read more...
Is 'Rape Culture' the New Normal?
About 89,000 rapes are reported annually in the United States, according to statisticbrain.com. Yet an estimated 60 percent of rapes are never reported to the authorities; 95 percent of college rapes are not reported; and 38 percent of rapes are committed by someone the victim considers a friend or an acquaintance. - New America Media. Read more...



Manilatown Heritage Foundation Writer's Showcase & Open Mic, August 1, 2013, Thursday at 7:00 PM - I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny St, San Francisco. Click for info.
I-Hotel Eviction Commemoration, August 3, 2013, Saturday at 6:00 PM - I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny St, San Francisco. 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 ocampoblesilda@yahoo.com.
Shared by Theresa Lum (FWN100 '12): Itliong Vera-Cruz Fundraiser at Frederico's, August 8, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - Frederico's Tapas and Wine Bar, Union Landing Shopping Center, 30971 Courthouse Drive, Union City. Contact Tracie Noriega at tracie_noriega@yahoo.com for questions.
Lumpia 10th Anniversary Movie Screening, August 9, 2013, Friday at 7:30 PM - Century 20 Daly City Theatre, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd, Daly City. Click for info.
2013 Kulinarya Competition - Qualifying Rounds, August 11, 2013, Sunday at 11:00 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
How Women Lead, August 15, 2013, Thursday at 6:00 PM - Miller Starr Regalia, 1331 N California Blvd, Walnut Creek. 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.

Melissa Morgan at Piedmont Piano, August 23, 2013, Friday at 8 PM - 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland. Click for info.
Women's Equality Day, August 24, 2013, Saturday at 9:30 AM - African American Art & Culture Complex, Hall of Culture, 762 Fulton St, San Francisco. Click for info.
Balikbayod "Making Waves" Fundraiser, August 25, 2013, Sunday at 3:00 PM - I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny St, San Francisco. 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.
Global Women's Leadership Network Leader of Impact Award Ceremony, September 18, 2013, Wednesday at 4:30 PM - EMC All Stars Conference Room, 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.
Advancing Justice Conference 2013, November 14-16, 2013, 1145 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles. 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.
New York

2013 Women's Media Awards,
October 8, 2013, Tuesday in New York City. More details to come. 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.
AAPI Appreciation Award Banquet, October 11, 2013, Friday at 5:00 PM - Portland Hilton Hotel, Portland. Click for info.


Job Opportunity: IT Operations Support Administrator
Posted by: San Francisco City Attorney's Office

2013 Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) Nominations
Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2013.

Webinar: Medication Policy for Domestic Violence Shelters
When: August 7, 2013, Wednesday at 12:00 pm PST.
Registration Website: http://ncdvtmh.webex.com

Webinar: Alcohol & Other Drug Issues in the Context of Sexual Assault
When: August 8, 2013, Thursday at 12:00 pm PST.
Registration Website: http://ncdvtmh.webex.com

FREE National Training for Counselors & Mentors (NT4CM) Webinar
Date & Time: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM EDT.

Webinar: Concrete Strategies for Reflective, Strengths-based Supervision: Organizational Supports for Trauma-Informed Domestic Violence Services and Organizations
When: August 28, 2013, Wednesday at 12:00 pm PST.
Registration Website: http://ncdvtmh.webex.com

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

Hundred Islands restoration starts
The Alaminos City government under Mayor Arthur Celeste has started its massive restoration of the Hundred Islands National Park (HINP) to bring back its old glory as the number one tourist destination in Pangasinan if not in Northern Luzon. - Read more...

The annual Pistahan Festival & Parade is coming up on August 10 & 11 at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco, and what better way to connect with your Pinay roots than by attending this wonderful event? Put on by the Filipino-American Arts Exposition each year to celebrate and share our achievements, history, traditions, and talents. 
Throughout the streets of downtown San Francisco, the Pistahan Parade will kick-off the celebration and fill the city with beautiful floats ripe with our Filipino culture. Afterwards, there will be a wonderful lineup of cultural performances, eating contests, and even a zumba flashmob! Excited yet?
Join the fun, and stop by the FWN booth while you're there!
For more info, visit http://www.pistahan.net/.
- Rebecca

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