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June 25, 2014 2:18 PM | Deleted user


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Way to go Brenda Buenviaje (US FWN100 '09)!
Brenda's French Soul Food restaurant has been named one of the "21 Best Southern Restaurants Outside the South"! Click to read the full article.

In Memory of Edna Flores-Lagunte
, valued long-time FWN Member.
 Edna passed away on June 8, 2014 after suffering a heart attack while participating in the AIDS/Lifecycle. Please help her family with funeral and hospital expenses by making a donation by visiting http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/in-memory-of-edna-flores-lagunte/190241.


Hurry! Send in your  Global FWN100™ 2014 Nominations!

EXTENDED until July 1st (hard deadline)

Nominate an influential Filipina woman for the prestigious Global FWN100™ Awards to be honored at the 11th Filipina Leadership Global Summit (Oct. 5-8) at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in the Philippines.

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New Tool Makes It Easier to Identify and Assist Victims of Human Trafficking
NEW YORK - The landmark Trafficking Victims Protection Act made trafficking in persons a federal crime in 2000, but the greatest obstacle to assisting victims of human trafficking is identifying them. Read full text.


Filipina Ex-Sex Slaves Demand Justice From Japan

Filipina women forced into prostitution by the Japanese military during World War II marched Wednesday to the Japanese Embassy to demand justice and to criticize Philippine President Benigno Aquino III's silence on the issue during his visit to Japan. - ABC News. Read more.

UFW honors Filipino leadership in the Delano Grape Strike

UFW honored Filipino leaders in the Delano Grape Strike in remembrance of the 40th anniversary of Agbayani Village. - Inquirer.  Read more.

'Racist' Insurance Commercial featuring a 'Filipina maid' Draws Outrage in Hong Kong
An insurance commercial in Hong Kong has been deemed as racist by advocates of domestic workers and prompted outrage on social media. - TIME. Read more.



Dr. Jose Rizal's 153rd Birthday, June 26, 2014, Thursday at 6:30 PM - Philippine Consulate, 447 Sutter Street, 5th Floor Social Hall, 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.

FWN and Southland Macy's Fashion Show,
July 19, 2014, Saturday at 2PM - 1 Southland Mall Drive, Hayward, CA. Click for info.

Pistahan Festival & Parade,
August 9-10, 2014, Saturday & Sunday at 10:30 AM - Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. Click for info.
SF Giants Filipino Heritage Night II, August 15, 2014, Friday at 7:15 PM - AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco. Click for info.
Oakland A's 6th Annual Filipino Heritage Night, August 22, 2014, Friday at 7:05 PM - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland. Click for info.

New York

A Picture of You, a film by J.P. Chan,
Screenings from June 20-June 26, 2014 - 3rd Avenue @ 11th Street, Manhattan, New York.
Click for info.

Born to Lead: Beyond the Bamboo Ceiling,
June 30, 2014, Monday from 6PM to 9PM - McGraw Hill Financial, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York City. Click for info.

Job: Senior Program Manager
Posted by: Women's Policy Institute (WPI)
Location: San Francisco or Los Angeles, CA
Deadline: July 7, 2014


Filipina's critically acclaimed movie wins award in San Francisco

Nora Aunor's critically acclaimed movie "Thy Womb" had its official U.S. premiere in San Francisco and won the audience favorite film award at the New Filipino Cinema Festival. - ABS-CBN News.
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Tico designer founds furniture company to aid Filipino typhoon victims
Industrial designer sells furniture created with debris from Typhoon Haiyan, with the proceeds benefiting Filipino typhoon survivors in the Philippines. Read more.

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