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ePahayagan Issue 8 - 02.27.12

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Events & Meetings
Filipina Call to Action
Job Opportunities
Summits and Symposiums
Recommended Reading
Connecting with Your Pinay Roots


Marily Mondejar is speaking at the UN Conference of the Commission on the Status of Women to be held from February 27 thru March 9, 2012 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.  The 2 sessions are:

  • The Pursuit of Work-Life Balance Among Korean, Filipina and American Women
    • Monday, February 27, 2012, 6:15pm
    • Chapel on 1st Floor, UN Church Center
    • 777 United Nations Plaza (corner of 44th St and First Ave)
    • New York
  • Winning Strategies for Economic Participation of Rural and Indigenous Women
    • Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 4:30pm
    • Chapel on 1st Floor, UN Church Center
    • 777 United Nations Plaza (corner of 44th St and First Ave)
    • New York
Please join us.  There is no fee to attend but you will need credentials to enter the UN Bldg.  For more information visit: http://www.unwomen.org/csw/csw56/
Follow @UN_CSW on Twitter and join the Twitter conversation using #CSW56!


Filipina Women Who Could Be President Fellowship announced.  2012 sessions scheduled for May 4-6, July 27-29, October 12-14 and March 29-31, 2013.
V-Day 2012: The Vagina Monologues at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on Friday, May 25, 2012, 7:30pm.  One-Night Show only. More info @ www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events
9th Filipina Summit: Pinay Power 2012 Reunion at the Stanford Court Hotel, San Francisco on August 30-September 1, 2012. Registrations now open @ www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events


Visit the San Lorenzo Ruiz Chapel
378 Broome Street New York, NY 10013-3706

The Roman Catholic Chapel of San Lorenzo Ruiz, the only Filipino Chapel in the East Coast, was formerly known as the most Holy Crucifix Church and founded in 1925.  The three-story building is located in the vicinity of Little Italy and nearby China Town, in downtown Manhattan. Download press release.


Arab Women in Revolution: Reports from the Ground

From uprisings that overthrew colonial powers to modern revolutions waged on the streets and online, women in the Middle East have been at the frontlines of the region's every decisive moment. And yet they are often left to the footnotes of history books and in the margins of media stories. Women's eNews makes them the focus.

Part I: Lebanon Protesters Take Aim at Family Law System

What are Republicans thinking?
The continuing obsession with limiting contraceptive access shows how out of touch GOP politicians are


Foster Friess, Rick Santorum surrogate and bankroller, made inappropriate comments as he offered women a solution for saving money on contraception in lieu of President Obama’s plan to cover it fully. View article.


Join API Leaders in Support of Dr. Jennifer Ong for Assembly - March 1st
March 1, 2012, Thursday, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Peony Restaurant Pacific Renaissance Plaza, 388 9th Street, Suite 288, Oakland, CA 94607

Join Carl Chan, Stewart Chen, Arnie Fong, Margaret Fujioka (Mayor of Piedmont), Hon. Alice Lai-Bitker, Vice Mayor Evan Low and C.C. Yin for a campaign and fundraising event in support of their friend and colleague Dr. Jennifer Ong, Candidate for the 20th Assembly District. View details.

Building the Next American Revolution: A Celebration and Tribute to Grace Lee Boggs
March 3, Saturday, 1-4pm

Chinese Culture Center Auditorium 750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108

Chinese Culture Center partners with Chinese Progressive Association in bringing the inimitable Grace Lee Boggs to Chinatown. Grace Lee Boggs will reflect on Asian American activism and the movement during the current political times and key issues affecting the world today. View details.

Women's History Month Awards Ceremony & Reception "Women's Education - Women's Empowerment"
March 6, 2012, Tuesday, 3:30pm-6:00pm

San Francisco City Hall 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102
Awards Ceremony at Board of Supervisors Legislative Chamber, Room 250

Reception immediately follows at North Light Court

Every year the Mayor and the San Francisco Supervisors honor amazing women in their respective districts and The City to celebrate Women's History Month. View details.

30th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, March 8-18, 2012

The Center for Asian America Media presents the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) every March. The SFIAAFF is the largest and most prestigious showcase for new Asian American and Asian films in North America, annually presenting approximately 120 works in San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose. SFIAAFF also features the best in Asian American music and digital and interactive media. CAAM Connect.

Honoring Women Worldwide - 5th Year Birthday Party, Create Your Roadmap to Success
Uniting Women Globally to Thrive in Our World

March 15, 2012, Thursday 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Midland Hills Country Club 2001 Fulham Street St. Paul, MN 55113
Cost: $29 Members/$39 Non-members

Celebrate Honoring Women Worldwide’s 5th Year Anniversary and learn the Art of Honoring to build your Roadmap to Success and discover new ways to expand your leadership capabilities. View details.

Save the Date - 3/30/12 - Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles Induction
March 30, 2012, Friday, at 7:00 p.m.

May Flower Chinese Restaurant 679 North Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join FACC-LA at the Induction Ceremony of the 2012 Officers and promote your business or organization by placing an ad on their Step and Repeat (aka Red Carpet Backdrop) which will be featured on all FACC-LA upcoming events including the March 30 Induction of Officers.

For more details, download PDF flyers:
Event Details
Placing an Ad


Help pass the CA Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (AB889) by taking action
Join the California Domestic Workers Coalition’s work in pushing for the
passage of the California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights by taking a few actions over the next two months:

  • Send the petition & other calls to action to your email lists to build a strong network of supporters in California that can be informed about this important piece of legislation and take action to support it.
  • Support the Domestic Worker Movement through a donation.

"Fighting for our Lives": State Legislators Take Leadership on Women and HIV/AIDS Policy

The Center for Women Policy Studies is proud to share the Policy Resolution on Women and HIV/AIDS prepared by the women state legislators who participated in the 2011 National Summit for State Legislators on Women and HIV/AIDS:  “Fighting For our Lives” in the 21st Century – Promoting Woman-Centered HIV/AIDS PolicyEveryone is invited to endorse the Resolution by sending an email to: cwps@centerwomenpolicy.org. View resolution and details.

Help API Women and Girls in Arizona

Anti-choice advocates and legislators have started to use a deeply offensive tactic that squarely targets the bodies of Asian American women in their quest to deny women the right to abortion care. Abortion bans that target so called “race-selective” and sex-selective abortions have been introduced in Congress and in 15 states across the country. In Congress right now, the deceptively named Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) actually tries to amend our country’s civil rights laws to ban abortion. PRENDA singles out Asian-American women and other women of color for attack, and National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) has been playing a lead role in fighting it.

If you know API women in Arizona that may be interested in being involved, please let NAPAWF know. Contact: Shivana Jorawar, NAPAWF’s RJ Fellow, sjorawar@napawf.org or 202-470-3170 x11.


Position Openings from the California Diversity Local JobNetwork

Caregivers/Resident Assistants Needed for EPMI
Job Location: Walnut Creek, CA
View posting

Contracts Paralegal for Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Job Location:
Foster City, CA
View posting

Marketing Specialist III for Underwriters Laboratories
Job Location:  Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; San Francisco, CA
View posting

Regional Director, Network Management for Scan Group
Job Location: San Mateo, CA
View posting.

Senior Manager, Outsourced Manufacturing for Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Job Location:
Foster City, CA
View posting

For more postings: www.sanfranciscodiversity.com

Patent-Strategy Intern Opening

Fernandez & Associates, a Silicon Valley patent-strategy firm, is looking for entrepreneurial intern(s), preferably with strong business and engineering/science backgrounds, for researching and strategizing early-stage digital media, biotech, and semiconductor technology/business ventures. Download details.


Berkeley Law Spring 2012 Symposium
Addressing Gendered Violence against African American Girls and Young Women:  What is the Role of the Anti-Prison Movement?
March 8, 2012, Thursday, 6:00 p.m.

Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley School of Law

Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law presents Angela Y. Davis, 2012 Robert D. and Leslie-Kay Raven Lecturer on Access to Justice. View details.

National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) Region 8 Community Empowerment Summit and the Friends of the Filipino American Community (FFAC) Meet and Greet/Fundraiser event
March 16, 2012, Friday

Hana Zen Pier 39, M209 at Pier 39 Beach and Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94133

4:00pm to 6:30pm - NaFFAA Region 8 Community Empowerment
Theme: How do we become stronger advocates in building community empowerment?
Keynote Speaker: Alice "Tita Alice" Bulos, Godmother of Filipino Political Empowerment and Educator

6:30 to 9:00pm FFAC Meet & Greet Reception for Vice Mayor Rob Bonta, Vice Mayor Chris Mateo, and County Commissioner Dr. Jennifer Ong, candidates for the California State Assembly and FFAC fundraiser.

Visit http://bit.ly/FilPower for details. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by February 29, 2012.

For more information about the two events, please call Jose Pecho at (925) 286-6607.
For sponsorship information, media and social media questions, please call Lorna Dietz at (415) 508-5326.

Women in Leadership Symposium 2012

California Diversity Council will bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues will educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to advance within their organizations. View details.

San Diego – March 13th
Los Angeles – March 14th
San Francisco/Bay Area – March 15th (morning)
Silicon Valley - March 15th (afternoon)
Sacramento – March 16th

2012 UniPro Summit on Saturday, June 2 in NYC
Meet other Pilipino leaders and community organizations from the Tri-state area, West Coast, Midwest, London, the Philippines and other parts of the world.

Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro) will host its second annual Multinational Forum for Pilipino Young Adults, Students and Youth, also known as the “the UniPro Summit”. The goal for UniPro is to outreach to the Multinational Pilipino Community and create a safe space & open forum for regional issues and facilitate cultural workshops. View details.


HER Health Minute - Positive Emotions and Heart Health

In this episode of EmpowHER's "HER Health Minute", Dr. Connie Mariano discusses a study that claims that positive emotions may lead to a healthier heart. View video.

Five Lessons Learned From A Day I Spent With 1000 Women Entrepreneurs

A guest blog post by Thomas Korte, Founder and Managing Partner of AngelPad, a San Francisco based startup mentorship program. Korte shares his experience as a judge of the Women 2.0 PITCH Competition and how it was different than other tech/startup events he has attended. View article.


The Filipiniana: Pride of Philippine fashion
Philippine Online Chronicles

Lorraine Mancio Cueva discusses the different types and origins of Filipiniana fashion from the terno, baro’t saya, Maria Clara and Balintawak. View article.

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