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SUPER early bird registrations now OPEN until March 31
  • 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.

Call for Volunteers for the SB 1193 Human Trafficking Community on April 5

Last week, the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women sent out 687 letters to businesses in San Francisco, informing them of their obligation under SB 1193 to post an anti-human trafficking notice, and included a copy of the poster.

Please join the department on April 5, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, as they fan out across the city to visit businesses and see whether the poster is up. Help spread the word about human trafficking and how businesses covered by SB 1193 can help. Sign up to be a part of the movement here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eae8HeFASaBrU2_P0YoCKjTw9DEUPNlRAR2au5fmLSw/viewform

Shared by Tahitia Dean: Fundraiser for De Anza High School in Richmond

Tahitia Dean, Law Academy Instructor at De Anza High School, needs your support in raising $20,000, to send about 16 students at $2500 each to go on the trip.  Most of the students are impoverished, have never been on an airplane or left Richmond.  An experience like this will forever change the perspective and world view of these students.

This program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most of our De Anza students to experience the transformative power of learning in our global classroom.
The activities planned are as follows:
  • Day 1: Arlington National Cemetery, Iwo Jima Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean Memorial
  • Day 2: Alexandria, Mount Vernon, White House, Washington Monument, Smithsonian Institution, FDR Memorial, MLK Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Pentagon Memorial and the Kennedy Center
  • Day 3: WWII Memorial, Capitol Hill Grounds, Chinatown, Little Italy, Rockefeller Center and Empire State Building Observatory
  • Day 4: Live taping of the Today Show, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Central Park, Fifth Avenue Walk, Times Square, Broadway Show
  • Day 5: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Wall Street and the Financial District, National 9/11 Memorial
Ideally, De Anza High School would love law firms or businesses to donate $2500-$5000, or sponsor one or two students.  Small amounts of $10, $20, $50 are also welcomed and appreciated as every dollar brings us closer to the goal.
FOR TAX WRITE OFF PLEASE MAKE CHECKS OUT TO:  WCCUSD or to De Anza Law Academy--and send the checks to Tahitia Dean at the school.

Support SF's Favorite Charity at the Taffeta Tea

The Princess Project is a San Francisco-based nonprofit that promotes self-confidence and individual beauty by providing free prom dresses and accessories to high school teens who cannot otherwise afford them. Founded in 2002, they have proudly served more than 20,000 teens through their three chapters in San Francisco, San Diego and Silicon Valley, and have recently been named "San Francisco's Favorite Charity 2013" in a community poll sponsored by 7x7 magazine and PG&E.

On April 13, they're hosting the annual Taffeta Tea fundraiser in San Francisco at Terra Gallery. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon tea, bid on silent auction items and hear heartwarming stories about the impact the organization has made on California youth over the past 12 years. 

Tickets are $100 individually or $900 for a table of 10; tea sponsorship packages are also available starting at $250. 

Further details, including information on how to purchase tickets, can be found at http://princessproject.org/taffetatea/. Tickets are available now through the end of March.


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.


Jose Antonio Vargas' Film 'Documented' Will Be in Theaters
Jose Antonio Vargas’ remarkable journey from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to leading undocumented activist is coming to the big screen. - Colorlines. Read more.



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.
SFIWFF 2014 Awards Reception & Global Shorts Program, March 29, 2014, Saturday at 1PM - Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco. Use festfriends14 at checkout for a buy 1 get 1 free deal. 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.

The Princess Project's Annual Taffeta Tea Fundraiser
, April 13, 2014, Sunday from 1pm to 3pm - Terra Gallery, 511 Harrison Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
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.


5 Pinay Scholars You Need To Know

In honor of Women's History Month, see this short list of Pinay scholars who are interrogating, challenging, and decolonizing the world with their groundbreaking research and activism. See more.

Searching for a book to add to your summer reading list? Dr. Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at UC Davis, has recently released her second book, "Asian America: Sociological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives." 
The book examines the "key sociological topics through the experiences of Asian Americans, including social hierarchies (of race, gender, and sexuality), work, education, family, culture, identity, media, pan-ethnicity, social movements, and politics.  Read more.

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