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Rocio Nuyda (Chairman of FilAm Arts and Hope After Haiyan, US FWN100 '12) invites you to a high profile benefit dinner at the home of Edwin and Lani Racquel on Sunday, June 1 @ 4PM. The home was formerly the Mary Pickford Estate.

Guests of honor include: White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford, The Mother Subprioress of the Missionary of Benedictine Sisters, Sister Lydia Villegas, Loida Nicolas Lewis, and other government and Hollywood dignitaries.

The dinner is for the benefit of the Missionary of Benedictine Sisters of Tacloban Leyte, Philippines. Under the auspices of FilAm ARTS, and embracing one of its core values of “KAPWA”, the benefit dinner aims to help.

The Missionary of Benedictine Sisters was founded in Germany in 1885 and arrived in the Philippines in 1906. At present, they run 11 schools all over the Philippines and a hospital in Tacloban, Leyte. True to their guiding principles Ora et Labora (Pray and Work), the Benedictine Nuns operated the only hospital that remained standing in Tacloban, Leyte amid the Haiyan ruins, and providing medical assistance to the typhoon victims. Their school was leveled to the ground, displacing the nuns and hundreds of health sciences college students who are now holding residence and classes in temporary lodging and classrooms, without the benefit of medical laboratories that are of utmost importance to the studies. But, these setbacks have only intensified their commitment to healthcare and education for the underprivileged.

Find out more at http://www.hopeafterhaiyan.net/. Contact Rocio Nuyda directly at rocion@msn.com for more.

Pinay Power 2.0: Getting Appointed to Boards & Commissions - Wednesday, April 30, 5:30pm @ Academy of Art University

Join confirmed speakers Mona Pasquil (US FWN100 '07, Director or Appointments, Office of California Governor Jerry Brown, (former) Supervisor Sophie Maxwell D10, Nicole Wheaton (Director of Appointments, Office of San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee), and Catherine-Mercedes Judge (Associate Director, Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute.

Next steps in achieving full leadership potential for Filipina Women:
  • Civic engagement: Where do I start? How do I get involved with the decision making organizations that influence my life: transportation, housing, land use, health and jobs?
  • Culture, leadership, presence: how to navigate the nuts & bolts of the appointment process
  • Lessons from the trenches: words of wisdom from our esteemed speakers
  • The state of the world at the local level: how it affects our families and communities and why we should get involved

Free for FWN Members (dues current) if you bring a guest. RSVP at www.filipinawomensnetwork.org/events

It's our 7th year of Community Partnership with the SF Giants! Get your tickets now for Filipino Heritage Night with the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park, Monday, May 12 @ 7:15PM! See the flyer below for more info. For tickets visit, click here.

Asian American Survey

Undergraduate student Jia Min Gao and doctoral student Julia Tran from Clark University would you like to assist them in a research study regarding Asian American's social-political belief and behavior by filling out an online survey. The survey should take no more than 15-20 minutes. Visit https://clarku.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_72qP4T9MsxBOzZP.


Spanish 'The Vagina Monologues' Goes Off-Broadway

NEW YORK - Eve Ensler's groundbreaking play "The Vagina Monologues" is going back to an old home but with a new accent. Read full text.


California Adds 8 Languages, including Tagalog, to Voter Registration System

California's system of online voter registration launched in English and Spanish in 2012 - has been expanded to allow votes to register online in eight additional langues: Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese. - Rappler. Read more.

Fil-Am elected as Bellflower mayor

Another Filipino has been elected to a key city council position for a quaint suburban city in Southern California. - Asian Journal.  Read more.

More 'Yolanda' bodies found
Five months after Supertyphoon "Yolanda" leveled large swathes of the Eastern Visayas, dead bodies continue to turn up. - The Inquirer. Read more.

Video Going Viral Tells Men the 'Rapist is You'
Most rapes are committed by men who know their victims, a fact at the heart of this April 20 video by the young cultural provocateur Yousef Erakat. - Women's eNews. Read more.



101 Vagina Exhibition Tour in San Francisco, April 19-27, 2014, Saturday - Daily from 12PM to 5PM - Opening Night: Saturday, April 19 @ 6-9PM - Goforaloop Gallery & Studios, 1458 San Bruno Avenue, 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.

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Fest Screening of "The Delano Manongs,"
May 9, 2014, Friday at 7:15 PM - the Tateuchi Democracy Forum, Los Angeles. Click for info.

Manilatown Heritage Foundation Screening of "The Delano Manongs"
, May 10, 2014, Saturday at 1PM and 3PM - the International Hotel's Manilatown Heritage Center, 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.


Oakland Rising hiring 40 paid canvasssers
Applicants should bring completed application to hiring events, at 4pm sharp on Monday, May 5th and Tuesday, May 6th.
For more info, call (510)-261-2600 or email jobs@oaklandrising.org
Job Description: DT App Spring 2014.doc

Job: Youth and Family Therapist - Tagalog Speaker Posted by: Daly City Youth Health Center
Deadline: April 25, 2014

AT&T Retail Hiring Events in the Bay Area - Next Month
• Peninsula - April 22
• San Francisco - April 23
• North Bay - April 24
• Tri Valley - April 30

Apply for the Filipino American Youth Leadership Program
When: July 24-27, 2014 in Manila, Philippines
FYLPro application form 2014.docx
FYLPro Sign Up Poster-2.pdf

Female College Grads Enter Lifetime of Wage Gaps

Young women graduating from college this spring can expect, a year from now, to be earning significantly less--almost 20 percent on average--than those male counterparts who are also tossing their caps into the air.
Read more.

Philippine novelist wins US book award amid cancer and 'Yolanda'

In July, the United States-based Gina Apostol was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer and underwent surgery and chemotherapy. At the same time, Apostol's 2012 novel, Gun Dealers' Daughter, published in the US by W.W. Norton & Co., received the prestigious PEN Open Book Award. But when one looks closer, the connections are event more striking. Read more.

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