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FWN CEO Marily Mondejar, with invited speakers San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and former SF Mayor Gavin Newsom, will be attending and representing both the Filipina Women's Network and the Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women at the Parallel Event for CSW 58 "Sustainable Cities and Women's Human Rights" at the United Nations on March 13, 2014. http://www.iawrt.org/parallel-event-csw-58. For more info on the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY, visit http://www.ngocsw.org/

Check out the awesome photos from 1 Billion Rising in front of San Francisco City Hall on February 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/87584866@N00

SAVE THE DATE! FWN is going to the Philippines for the 11th Filipina Leadership Global S
ummit (Oct. 5-8, 2014)
*** SUPER early bird registrations now OPEN until March 31***

FWN is thrilled to share the news!  For the first time in the history of the Filipina Women's Network, we're convening the Filipina Leadership Global Summit outside of the United States.  We're going back to our roots, our home country, the ***Philippines*** 

We have re-purposed the mission of the Filipina Women's Network: A Filipina Woman Leader in every sector of the ec

First stop - "home" - to our roots, our home country, to re-visit, re-capture, re-invigorate the values and the indomitable spirit of being Filipina. So, home is where our hearts are - the Philippines.
  • SAVE THE DATE - October 5-8, 2014.
  • Plan ahead and register NOW for the 2014 Filipina Leadership Global Summit!
  • SUPER early bird rates are available now until March 31. Click here to register or go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.
  • HIGHLIGHT of the Filipina Summit is the book launch of "Filipina Global Leaders" (working title) - the leadership competencies of Filipina women leaders, their secrets, their challenges, - stories of how they have thrived and navigated the global workplace.
  • We also plan a post-summit trip to Tacloban City so we can visit our Tacloban sisters and check their progress as they rebuild their lives with the help of our Economic Livelihood Projects we've launched - the Micro Enterprise Revolving Loan Fund and the Marsha Garces Williams Solar Job Skills Training.

Open Call for School Award Nominations: Educators to be honored for promoting diversity at the 10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration

Nomination Criteria:
For individuals (administrators, faculty, educators and staff), nominees must be of Asian descent and demonstrate exemplary commitment to promoting cross cultural diversity and awareness in their campus and/or community (e.g. diversity showcase, foods day, etc.)  All Bay Area public and private schools K-12 are eligible to apply. Schools may nominate more than one individual. The AsianWeek Foundation will select at least 4 winners total.

Nomination Process and Awards Announcement:
The nomination period is from now until April 4, 2014.

Forms can be filled out online:
2014 Hill Physicians AHSC School Awards Nomination Form.

Winners will be notified by April 28, 2014, and will be expected to attend the 10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration on Saturday, May 17 to receive their award on stage in an hour long ceremony inside the Asian Art Museum's Samsung Hall. There will be a reception with light refreshments and food for honorees and friends from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.

For more info visit: http://asianfairsf.com/2014/02/open-call-for-school-award-nominations

Ms. Tina Monzon-Palma, Program Director of Bantay Bata to visit California from April 23 to May 4, 2014
Ms. Monzon Palma and Bantay Bata would like to gather for a morning, afternoon, or evening for two hours with coffee and sandwiches to share the success and changes of Bantay Bata as it continually evolves to remain relevant in its commitment to the Filipino children. Please coordinate with the following ABS-CBN Foundation personnel:
• Alma Madsombol, US Coordinator: almamagsombol@gmail.com
Redwood City Office: 650-508-6126
• Manila Resource Mobilization Officers:
Jennifer Damian: jennifer_damian-cti@abs-cbn.com, +632-0923-2964147
Celeste Apa: celeste_marcelo-cti@abs-cbn.com, +632-0916-5917842


Global Fund for Women and International Museum of Women Merge

In a bold move to increase awareness and action on vital global issues for women, Global Fund for Women and the International Museum of Women (IMOW) announced they have merged. Read full text.

Facts for Features: Women's History Month: March 2014
National Women's History Month's roots go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women's Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn't until 1981 that Congress established National Women's History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. Read full text.


Eden: a sex slave's story
Wearing just their underwear, the girls line up with their backs to the wall, arms by their side, heads down, frozen to the spot. They dare not move. - Investik8. Read more.
Fil-Am anchor quits on air due to Ukrainian crisis

On March 5, a Filipina-Hungarian-American news anchor from Moscow-funded news network, Russia Today (RT) quit on air, due to "ethical and moral" challenges she faced while working for the network. - Asian Journal. Read more.

Asian American Organizations and ABC Network Hold Successful Meeting About Kimmel Skit
According to a Filipino community leader, two officials confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now looking to meet with Filipino groups regarding the Philippine’s request for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). - See more at: http://asianjournal.com/news/dhs-to-discuss-tps-with-pinoy-groups-on-feb-27/#sthash.ie9Y252T.dpuf
Several representatives from Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations collaborated to share their concerns regarding the October "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" skit that used hate speach. - Asian Fortune News. Read more.
PG&E hikes spending on Asian-owned business and other diverse suppliers
Live musical performances, modern art and food-inspired films make up for an impressive lineup of events for this year's program. "Jazz In Love" is the only Filipino directed film featured this year. - AsianWeek. Read more.



Mary Elizabeth Inn Speaker Series: Public Talk with Honorable Teresa Cox, March 13, 2014, Thursday from 12PM to 2PM - Metropolitan Club, 640 Sutter Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

Asian Women's Shelter's Drink For A Cause, March 14, 2014, Friday at Manor West, 750 Harrison Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

6th Women in Military History: Honoring Women in the Military,
March 15, 2014, Saturday from 12 to 3PM - Twin Towers United Methodist Church, 1411 Oak Street, Alameda. RSVP by March 7 by phone (510)-748-6881 or by email at womeninmilitary@yahoo.com.
2014  Hall of Fame Awards Dinner: Honoring Women Who Make a Difference in Contra Costa County, March 20, 2014, Thursday at 6:30 PM - Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Dr., Concord. Click for info.
Anita Documentary Opening in the Bay Area, March 21, 2014, Friday at Landmark Embarcadero Cinemas, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level, San Francisco & Landmark Shattuck Cinemas, 2230 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley. Click for info.

Living the Legacy: Celebrating 130th Anniversary of AAUW San Francisco,
March 22, 2014, Saturday from 12:30PM to 3:30PM - Presidio Private Golf Club, 8 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco. Click for info.

API IDV Webinar: Shelter Access for LGBTQ Survivors
, March 27, 2014, Thursday at 2PM to 3PM EST. Click for info.

10th Annual Capitol Internship Award, Scholarship Fundraising & Installation Gala,
April 5, 2014, Saturday at 5:30PM to 10:30PM - Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento. Click for info.

Theatre of the Oppressed and Mindfulness Training,
April 5-6, 2014 from 9:30AM to 4:30PM each day - Wildcat Studios, 2525, 8th St., Berkeley. Cost is $200 for the weekend. Early bird discount for $150 if registered by March 10. Click for info.

Robyn Magalit Rodriguez's Book Launch,
April 12, 2014, Saturday from 2PM to 4PM - Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library. For info contact rrodriguez@ucdavis.edu.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Asian Law Caucus - 42nd Anniversary Dinner
, April 25, 2014, Friday at 6PM to 9PM - Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O' Farrell Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

Asian Women's Shelter 26th Annual Gala Event "Rebuilding Dreams",
May 23, 2014, Friday from 6PM to 9PM - Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

2nd Annual Kapit Bisig Awards
, June 28, 2014 at the InterContinental Hotel, San Francisco. Now accepting nominations. Contact Rudy Asercion, Executive Director at admin@westbaycenter.org. Vivian Araullo, Director of Communication (FWN100 '12) at (415)-431-6266.


Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
, May 5, 2014, Sunday from 11:45AM to 5PM at the Seattle Center Armory, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle. Admission is free. Click for info.


API Equality-Northern California Summer Internship
Deadline: March 14,, 2014

Nonprofit Leadership Program for Asian & Pacific Islander Women Executive Directors
(Los Angeles, CA) - http://www.leap.org/empower_nlp.php
  • Part 1: March 31 - April 4
  • Part 2: Ongoing Coaching
  • Part 3: Board Governance
  • Part 4: August 25-27

Pharrell Williams 'Happy' - Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan

Filipinos are clapping along. Check out this version of Pharrell Williams' song 'Happy' filmed in Tacloban City. See more.

Pinatubo eruption photo listed among '32 Heart Stopping Moments' on HuffPost
An iconic photo captured during the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991 was recently featured by Huffington Post as one of the 32 Heart-Stopping Moments You Can Only Experience Thanks to a Camera.  Read more.

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