Heffernan Palo Alto Hires Anna-Liza Estoesta, Assistant Vice President
Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, recently hired Anna-Liza Estoesta to join its Palo Alto office as Assistant Vice President, focusing on mid-sized business opportunities in the Bay Area. View article.
Dance with Cheryl Burke for Black History Month
A Night of Song and Dance in Recognition of Black History Month
February 17, 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. (Friday)
1400 North Shoreline Blvd. #A-1, Mountain View, CA 94043
Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) 14th National Conference
Theme: "Resilience: A Filipino Legacy in a Global Community"
June 28-30 Marriott Hotel Albuquerque New Mexico
Submitted by Vangie Canonizado Buell (FWN100 ’07)
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
"Life Planning focus on your economic security: FWN Power Lunch" @ City Club, 155 Sansome St, 10th Floor on February 17, 12-2pm. Register at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.
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 @
APIAHF Commends HHS Rule that Requires Insurance Plans to Cover Birth Control and Other Preventive Health Services for Women at No Cost
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) commends the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) recent decision requiring insurance coverage for a range of women’s preventive health services, including birth control, at no cost. View details
IN THE NEWS
For battered immigrant women, fear of deportation becomes abusers’ weapon, but 2 laws can overcome that
The Washington Post
For victims of domestic abuse who come forward, there are two forms of relief that allow them to obtain legal status on their own. One is the Violence Against Women Act, enacted in 1994 and widely used in the past several years, which permits battered women to apply for work permits and later for legal residency. The other is the “U visa,” in use since 2007, which allows victims of sexual assault and other crimes to win legal residency if they cooperate with police and the judicial system to help prosecute the offender. View article.
San Jose, CA is the Best-Paying U.S. City for Women
San Jose, CA - Women in this West Coast city earn an average of $67,052 annually for full-time work. That’s more than twice as much as the worst-paying city for women–McAllen, Tex.undefinedwhere women earn a mean of just $31,287 each year. View article.
Komen Reverses Course
Public outcry this week over Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation's decision to cut off grants for Planned Parenthood, which funded breast cancer screenings and education, successfully pressured Komen into changing its position. The foundation said that Planned Parenthood would now be eligible to apply for grants. View article.
Oakland, California - The #1 U.S. City to Visit in 2012!
The New York Times
Oakland was included in The New York Times list of top destinations to visit in 2012. Oakland came in on the list at number five, right after London and ahead of Tokyo. Oakland's celebrated culinary scene, thriving nightlife and exciting entertainment were among the reasons why Oakland was chosen for this coveted list. View article
The Filipina who brought ‘lechon’ to Englishmen’s dinner table
Filipino entrepreneur Bernadeth Moss’s hospitality and love for cooking, especially of native lechon have brought her close to the hearts of not just Filipinos but from many British families in the outskirts of England who love to gather for special occasions. View article.
US judge set to sentence Taiwan official over mistreated, underpaid Filipina maids
Some Filipinos Do Fit In, But Not Without Strain
A federal judge in Kansas City is scheduled to sentence an official from Taiwan on a federal labor violation charge. View article.
Mati Wagner writes about the Israel-born children of Filipino migrant workers and their experience on cultural integration. View article.
Saudi bows to Philippines' demands over maids Agreement sets monthly wage and holiday for Filipina maids in Kingdom
Saudi Arabia has agreed to lift a one-year ban on hiring domestic servants from the Philippines after bowing to Manila’s demands to protect the rights of its workers in the largest Arab economy. View article.
Filipina stars in ‘Spring Awakening’ in Singapore
Actress Julia Abueva, the granddaughter of National Artist Napoleon Abueva, is starring in a Singapore production of the Tony-winning musical “Spring Awakening.” View article.
Lip-Shaped Urinals in Stones Museum Called Sexist
Women's rights campaigners are demanding the removal of urinals shaped like female mouths from the men's lavatory of a Rolling Stones museum in Germany. The owner denies the bowls are offensive and vows: "They're staying." View article.
EVENTS & MEETINGS
Book Event - Peter Jamero's "Vanishing Filipino Americans: The Bridge Generation"
February 15, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm (Wednesday)
San Jose State University's College of Engineering, Room 189
The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Santa Clara Valley Chapter in partnership with San Jose State University's Filipino-American student organization Akbayan will be co-sponsoring a book reading and signing of Peter Jamero's new book, "Vanishing Filipino Americans: The Bridge Generation." Special guest will be Robert Ragsac who will read excerpts from his essays.
About the author: Peter Jamero, the eldest son of Filipino immigrants, was born in 1930 in Oakdale CA and raised in a Filipino farm worker camp operated by his parents in nearby Livingston. Despite not speaking English until the first grade and without the benefit of affirmative action programs (yet to be enacted), he went on to a successful career as a top level executive directing multi‐million dollar health and human service programs in federal, state, and local government and in the private non‐profit sector. He also served on the faculty of the medical school at the University of Washington. Now retired, he lives in Atwater CA.
Contact: Ron P. Muriera, Administrator. FANHS Santa Clara Valley Chapter
E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
LOVE HURTS: Litquake Preps You for Valentine’s Day
February 13, 2012, 7:00 PM (Monday)
3225 22nd St. San Francisco, CA 94110
$10 in advance or at the door. Brown Paper Tickets
SF: October 5-13, 2012. www.litquake.org
Brooklyn: May 19 www.litcrawl.org
NYC: Sept. 15 www.litcrawl.org
Austin, TX: Oct. 27 www.litcrawl.org
Litquake commemorates the year’s most overrated holiday with guest authors tacking their favorite overwrought passages, including picks from Anne Rice, Harold Robbins, The Story of O, The World of Suzie Wong, and other delights.
1st Annual Imprenta Chinese New Year Party
February 16, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Thursday)
The Citizen Hotel, Ballroom 926 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Imprenta Communications Group, an award-winning public affairs, campaign, and ethnic marketing firm, invites you to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. View details.
11th Annual Asian Diversity Career Exposition
March 9, 2012 Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Penn Plaza Pavilion 401 Seventh Avenue on 33rd St. New York, NY 10001
Asian Diversity Career Expos are the nation's longest running career fairs of its kind and are specifically designed to connect top Asian American talent with U.S. and global companies. View details.
FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
California Domestic Workers Coalition
Urge Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act!
Thousands of children families and domestic workers took to the streets of Sacramento for a historic Children’s March to support the passage of AB 889, the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. This bill will provide equal pay for equal work for thousands of Californians who have been excluded from basic labor protections for decades.
Sign the petition to tell CA's legislators the time is NOW to pass AB 889.
From API Institute on Domestic Violence Take Action Today!
WORKSHOPS, SUMMITS, COMPETITIONS
Webinar on Meeting Survivors’ Needs through Non-Residential Domestic Violence Services & Supports
February 15th, 3:00-4:30pm EST (Wednesday)
February 24th, 2:00-3:30pm EST (Friday)
The Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence invites everyone to several webinar opportunities to learn about the findings of National Resource Center on Domestic Violence's latest study.
Register and view report.
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: February Webinars
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, which is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in youth relationships and offer safe strategies for community response. Everyone is invited to participate in several Federal awareness events sponsored by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) program. View details.
Asian and Pacific Islanders California Action Network Policy Summit: Video Contest!
Submit your entry at www.apisummit.org by March 31, 2012
Inspire APIs to get involved in the fight for social and economic justice - make a 1 minute video to encourage, inspire, or challenge APIs to get involved in community activism, post it on Youtube, get people to view it and send APIsCAN the link. The videos with the top three number of views* wins! Winners will receive prizes, free registration to the API summit, and tickets to the Gala dinner where the videos will be played for attendees. Download the flyer here for more information. http://apiscan.org
Urban Habitat's Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute Information Sessions
Join BCLI to learn about the nomination process for the 2012 cohort!
Come hear how the BCLI has empowered and supported the next generation of advocate commissioners working for and representing the needs of low-income communities and communities of color, and learn about the nomination, interview, and selection process. Alumni will be on hand to answer your questions and share their experiences. View details.
Oakland: February 16, 2012 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Richmond: February 29, 2012 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Berkeley: March 23, 2012 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
San Francisco: March 30, 2012 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
9th Annual California Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Policy Summit: iAdvocate
April 30 – May 1, 2012 Sacramento, California
Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility
2012 applications are now open
The Sloan Awards are part of When Work Works, a research-based initiative to highlight how effective and flexible workplaces can yield excellent business results and help employees succeed at work and in their personal lives. When Work Works is a partnership of the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). View details.
RESOURCES AND PUBLICATIONS
Alliance for Justice offers technical assistance on nonprofit rules and regulations
February 17, March 23 and April 20 10am - 12pm (Fridays)
1611 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 1006 Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 444-6070
One day each month, one of Alliance for Justice's attorney/trainers will be available by appointment for 30-minute sessions of free in-person technical assistance to answer your questions about nonprofit rules and regulations, as well as federal tax and election law rules and California disclosure rules governing nonprofit advocacy. Attorney/trainers are available by conference call for those outside the Oakland area.
To make a 30-minute appointment for free in-person technical assistance please e-mail Nayantara Mehta at email@example.com. Please indicate the date and time that you would like to reserve and some general information about the questions you have. AFJ website.
Shelter from the Storm: Immigration Relief for Abused Immigrants
Reeves & Associates Publications
Attorneys Robert L. Reeves and Sarah Dooley the purpose of The Violence against Women Act (VAWA) and the value of having competent legal counsel and representation when self-petitioning. View article.
CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
“The citizens of this country are Filipinos and women form one-half of our population. Our nation is created, not by one sex alone, but jointly by men and women. If it is to be presumed that the right of suffrage inheres in men solely because they are part of the “people,” the same right also inheres in women simply and solely because they are part of the people.”
Excerpt from “Philippine Women and the Vote,” an essay written by suffragist Trinidad Fernandez Legarda, editor of The Woman’s Outlook and President of the National Federation of Women’s Clubs (NFWC). NFWC led the campaign for suffrage in the Philippines in 1921. View full essay.