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ePahayagan Issue 9 - 03.05.12

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Filipina Call to Action
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Connecting with Your Pinay Roots


Marily Mondejar selected Local Hero by KQED.

Sweet news to share.  Our very own, Marily Mondejar, was selected San Francisco Hero by KQED (PBS/NPR) to mark Women's History Month. Please join us to celebrate:

  • March 22 Thursday, 6-8:30pm
  • KQED, 2601 Mariposa St. @ Bryant, San Francisco
  • Awards ceremony begins with live entertainment, followed by a reception and a tour of KQED Studios.
  • RSVP by March 19 to whmrsvp@kqed.org or 415.553.3330
  • Complimentary valet parking

KQED Women's History Month 2012

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Jessica Cox visits Esperero Canyon School

Eagle Angle Blog

Jessica Cox (FWN100 '09) visited Esperero Canyon School to speak to 8th grade students about kindness and about turning adversity into accomplishment.  View entry.


Filipina Women Who Could Be President Fellowship announced.  2012 sessions scheduled for July 27-29, Oct 12-14, Jan 25-27, 2013 and March 29-31, 2013. Applications open March 15.
V-Day 2012: The Vagina Monologues at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on Friday, May 25, 2012, 7:30pm.  One-Night Show only. Interested to audition? Email vday@ffwn.org.  Sponsorships available + show tickets + ads in the V-Diaries: Anti-Violence Resource Guide @ www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events
9th Filipina Summit: Pinay Power 2012 Reunion at the Stanford Court Hotel, San Francisco on August 30-September 1, 2012. Register early to take advantage of early bird rates @ www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events


First Ever Openly Transgender Woman Elected Chairperson in UP Diliman USC

Philippine Online Chronicles

In a historic moment in Philippine Campus Politics, the first ever openly transgender woman was elected Chairperson of the University Student Council (USC) of UP Diliman. View article.


Pinay mall magnate on Forbes list of Asia's most powerful businesswomen

GMA News

A lone Filipina made it to Forbes's inaugural list of Asia's Power Business Women, which honors noteworthy pathbreakers, many of whom have overcome significant barriers to become successful. View article.

Asian actress in trouble with FHM cover – again


The men’s magazine FHM has come under fire again after a saucy cover of Filipina actress Bela Padilla was claimed as racist. The cover shows fair-skinned Padilla coming forward of a group of dark-skinned Filipina models with the caption, “Bela Padilla stepping out of the shadows.” View article.


Stand with women on March 8th to build bridges of peace and hope for the future 

Women for Women International is calling for women and men, wherever you are, to add your voice for peace at an event or to organise your own. Whether there’s three of you or 300, every person standing on a bridge on International Women’s Day is helping to shape the future - of a more peaceful and equal world. Join me on the Bridge is the coming together of women and men around the world, united in taking a stand for PEACE and women's EQUALITY.


Featured events:

Boston, MA (Massachusetts Ave Bridge) – 10 a.m. -12 p.m.

New York, NY (Brooklyn Bridge) – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

San Francisco, CA (Golden Gate Bridge) – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

View bridge events worldwide.

Babaenihan 2012 – The Pinay Women’s Month Celebration
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Astig Girl Talk

March 8, 2012 – Filipinas Heritage Library - Nielson Tower Makati Avenue

6 p.m. – “Baht, Boots and Gandhi” book launch by Gayle Certeza, Gina Verdolaga and Mo Francisco

7 p.m.  – Astigirl Talk

View facebook page.


Women’s Film Festival

March 9 & 10 - U-View Theater, Fully Booked - Bonifacio High Street

Featured films: “The Black Balloon” (Elissa Down), “Rain” (Christine Jeffs), “Elegy” (Isabel Coixet), “The Kids Are Alright” (Lisa Cholodenko), “First Love” (Claire Gorman).

Celebrate International Women's Day with Women’s World Banking (WWB)
International Women’s Day Breakfast: Investing in Women for a Sustainable Future
March 8, 2012, Thursday, 8-9:30 a.m.

The Yale Club 50 Vanderbilt Avenue New York, NY 10017
View details

2012 International Women’s Day Summit
March 9, 2012, Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Westbay Community Conference Center 1290 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA

The panelists come from around the world including Paris, Afghanistan, and Mexico. View details.

America’s Opportunity Fund Benefit Reception
March 10th, 2012, Saturday, 7:00pm- 8:00pm

Ming’s Restaurant 1700 Embarcadero Road Palo Alto, CA 94303

Please join The Honorable Norman Y. Mineta and the Honorable Barry Chang to support America’s Opportunity Fund.  View details.

Bindlestiff Studio Co-Presenting at SF Int'l Asian American Film Festival

Woman in the Septic Tank
March 11 (Sun) at 2:30pm

SF Film Society | New People Cinema 1746 Post (at Webster) San Francisco, CA

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Prison Dancer: The Interactive Web Musical
March 15 (Thurs) at 7pm and 9:15pm

SF Film Society | New People Cinema 1746 Post (at Webster) San Francisco, CA
Click here for tickets

In 2009, the spellbinding YouTube video “Dancing Inmates of Cebu” introduced the public to the orange-jumpsuited prisoners of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC), a maximum-security prison in the Philippines. Inspired by this pop culture phenomenon, the cutting-edge musical internet series Prison Dancer paints a fictional portrait of the people behind the scenes, producing a multipronged digital experience that is so dynamic and forward-thinking it all but guarantees a viral sensation of its own. Click here for more info...

California Asian Pacific Islander Policy Summit 2012 - iAdvocate
April 30 – May 1, 2012

Sacramento Convention Center - Sacramento, California

Everyone is invited to the 9th Annual California Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Policy Summit, a project of the Asian & Pacific Islanders California Action Network, the Asian American Education Institute, the California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, and the California Commission on Asian & Pacific Islander American Affairs. This year, our theme of iAdvocate recognizes the empowered individuals who make up over 5.5 million Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) in California. 

Last day for Early Bird Registration is Friday, March 16th, 2012. View details.

For more information regarding program content, please contact
Andrew T. Medina at (916) 319-3686 or andrew.medina@asm.ca.gov.

For more information regarding payment and registration, please contact
Wendy Chiu at (213)553-1810 or wchiu@ssgmain.org.

American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) 2012 International Conference & Exposition
May 6-9, 2012

Denver, CO

Here is your chance to learn about the latest tools and technologies in the industry, and have nonstop networking opportunities. View details.


Submit Nominations for the 2012 Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Awards!

For this year's celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, three awards will be presented to honor distinct achievements in advancing education that have lasting impact benefiting the Asian Pacific American community in San Francisco. Nominations are open until March 9, 2012. View details

Calling for Nominations for The Purpose Prize

The Purpose Prize®, now in its seventh year, is the nation's only large-scale investment in people over 60 who are combining their passion and experience for social good. The Prize awards up to $100,000 each to five people in encore careers creating new ways to solve tough social problems.


The Prize was created in 2005 by Civic Ventures with funding from the John
Templeton Foundation
and The Atlantic Philanthropiesto showcase the value of experience and disprove notions that innovation is the sole province of the young. It’s for those with the passion to make change and the experience to know how to do it. Nominations accepted until March 30, 2012.

Participants Needed for Survey of Executive Filipina Women

Constance Leyland, an International Business doctorate student at Argosy University is conducting a survey with the purpose of identifying differences between women executives from the Philippines and the United States values and if the differences affect their leadership styles.  This exploratory study will examine the intersection between the two independent variables- values and leadership.  A comparative analysis between the executive women from the Philippines and the United States leadership and values commonality will be used to discover where if the gap exists. View details and survey.

Researcher: Constance Leyland, cjleyland@yahoo.com, (703) 444-5350


The City of Oakland invites applications for the position of Police Officer Trainee
Deadline: March 5, 2012
View posting.

Gubernatorial Appointments Available

Governors Brown's Appointments Office contacted California Women Leadlooking for women to apply for positions within his Administration.  Specifically, they are looking for women willing to work in Sacramento in a paid position within various agencies of state government.  The most pressing positions they are looking to fill are attorneys for various agencies.  These positions require that you work in Sacramento. View details.

 California Women Lead is also hosting the following Appointments Training Workshops with Appointments Secretary Mona Pasquil to answer any questions you may have about a political appointment:

Tuesday, March 13th, Walnut Creek (Download  flyer)
Wednesday, April 25th
, Riverside (Save the Date)
Wednesday, May 9th
, Santa Ana (Save the Date)


Why the Gender Gap Won't Go Away
Korn/Ferry Institute Briefings

Progress in the pipeline is not translating to progress in the workplace as women still represent just three percent of Fortune 500 CEOs and less than 15 percent of corporate executives and board members at top companies worldwide. View article.


Women’s Month to focus on role of women in combating climate change
Philippine Information Agency

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) will once again spearhead the country’s celebration of Women’s Month this March, this time focused  on the role of women in combating climate change . View article.

New documentary exhibits Filipino artists in US comics
Philippine Online Chronicles

The little-known influence of Filipino artists on US comics is the focus of an upcoming documentary by filmmaker Levi “Pepper” Marcelo. View article.

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