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  • May 27, 2014 2:24 PM | Deleted user
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle
    Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Congrats Alicia Fortaleza (US FWN100 '12)!
    FWN Board Member Alicia will be inducted as President of the Philippine Nurses Association of Northern California on June 7th. Please join FWN in celebrating and supporting her at the PNAN Induction of Officers at Embassy Suites for dinner and dance. Click for info.

    Shared by Sherri Burke (US FWN100 '09):
    Sherri's daughter Cheryl with PhilDev will be holding a fundraiser in the Bay Area to help people in the Philippines. Come for an evening filled with music, dance, and entertainment on Friday, June 6 at the Cheryl Burke Dance in Mountain View, CA - http://abc7news.com/entertainment/cheryl-burke-to-hold-fundraiser-to-help-people-in-philippines/75853/. Click to download the flyer.

    Join us in New York!
    RSVP by clicking here.



    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ (May 31 deadline)


    The Filipina Women's Network invites nominations for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ (Global FWN100™). The worldwide search builds on the energy and momentum that was created in 2006 recognizing Filipina women doing meaningful work in their communities and organizations.


    If you belong on this prestigious list, of it you know of a Filipina woman who deserves to be named one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World™, submit your nominations before May 31. Online submissions only - go to http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/nominate.



    The FWN Global100™ awardees will be profiled in a special issue of the FWN Magazine, and they will be honored at a Gala Awards Celebration at the 11th Filipina Leadership Global Summit on October 5-8, 2014 to be held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in Manila, Philippines. Register today for the Summit at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Get Ready to Vote (June 3)! Easy Voter Guide - For New Voters and Busy Voters


    Stay INFORMED:
    How will we choose our next Governor? What are the two state propositions? In the June 3, 2014 election, voters will decide on two proposed state laws (Propositions 41 and 42) and also choose which candidates get voted on in the November election.
    About Prop 41: http://bit.ly/Prop41

    About Prop 42: http://bit.ly/Prop42

    Candidate Info: www.smartvoter.org

    Nationwide Fil-Am candidates for the November election:

      PRESS RELEASES

    Comcast Redesigns Microsite for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

    During the month of May, customers have free access to thousands of hours of Asian-Pacific movies, shows and music across all devices. Comcast also announced it has redesigned its Xfinity Asia website. Read full text.

    Filipinos in US Urged: Help Sustain Economic Momentum of the Philippines By Registering for 2016 National Polls

    The Philippine Embassy is urging Filipinos in the United States to help sustain the economic transformation taking place in the Philippines by registering as overseas voters and participating in the presidential elections in 2016. Read full text.

    Notice of Registration and Election to all Filipino Citizens

    The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco is pleased to announce that the Overseas Absentee Voting Registration for the 2016 Presidential Elections have started. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS

    Campus Killings Set Off Anguished Conversation About the Treatment of Women

    The fatal rampage in Southern California on Friday night has set off an anguished conversation about sexual violence that has reverberated around the country. - New York Times. Read more.

    Restaurant Owner's Epic Response to Sexism

    When an online reviewer asked servers at a West Virginia restaurant to "show more skin" last week, owner Daniel McCawley found a clever and powerful way to respond: more skin. - Business Insider.  Read more.

    Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

    A literary voice revered globally for her poetic command and her commitment to civil rights has fallen silent. - CNN. Read more.

    Asian Americans Shifted Most Strongly Toward Democrats Since 2000

    Asian Americans have shifted most strongly toward the Democratic Party out of all racial or ethnic groups since 2000, according to a new report from Gallup. - New America Media. Read more.

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Happyness Photo Exhibit, May 30, 2014, Friday from 6PM to 9PM - Philippine Consulate General, 447 Sutter St, 6F, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Free and Low Cost Resources for Your Business
    , June 4, 2014, Wednesday from 9AM to 11AM - 455 Market Street, Suite 600, Francisco. Click for info.

    Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon
    , June 6, 2014, Friday at 12PM - City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco. RSVP to caitlin.jacobson@sfgov.org.

    4th Annual San Francisco Peacemaker Awards
    , June 6, 2014, Friday from 8:30AM to 1PM - The City Club of San Francisco, 155 Sansome St. Click for info.

    Chapter 14B Community Meeting,
    June 11, 2014, Wednesdsay from 6PM to 8PM - Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Women Serving on Non-Profit & Corporate Boards - How to Lead, Elevate Your Position,
    June 12, 2014, Thursday from 5:30PM to 8PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Women's Small Business Seminar,
    June 13, 2014, Friday from 8:30AM to 11:30AM - Eventbrite Headquarters, 155 5th St, 7th Floor, 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.

    New York


    UniPro Summit 2014: Your Move
    ,
    May 31, 2014, Saturday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM - John Reeves Great Hall, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th St, New York City. Click for info.

    Procurement Opportunities Conference for Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WMB
    ),
    June 3, 2014, Tuesday from 8:30AM to 3PM - BNY Mellon, 101 Barclay St, 10th Floor, New York City. Click for info.

    National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA) Presents: A Night of Learning & Networking with the CIA
    ,
    June 12, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 8:30PM - Duane Morris LLP, 1540 Broadway, New York City. Click for info.

    Washington DC

    Current Matters: Exploring the Lives of Water in Asia,
    May 31, 201, Saturday at 2PM - Freer Gallery, Meyer Auditorium, The Smithsonian. Click for info.
    Canada

    The Philippine Women Centre of BC - History, Rupture and Continuity: Creating and Nurturing Our New Path
    ,
    May 31, 2014, Saturday from 8AM to 5PM - YWCA Health + Fitness Centre, 535 Hornby St, Welch 1 & 2, Vancouver, BC V6c 2E8. Click for info.


    OPPORTUNITIES
    WEBINAR: Expanding Language Access in the Courts: Innovative Training Solutions from New Mexico
    CCI - June 9th at 12PM PT / 3PM ET

    https://courtinnovation.ilinc.com/register/pcmchxz

    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

    PINAY LIFESTYLE

    UN Women of Achievement

    This series of portraits spotlights women and girls who have made it in their respective fields--often in uncharted territories--by overcoming barriers and beating the odds to reach their goals. Although far from the limelight, their struggle, passion and work inspires all who know them and they are role models for many.  Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS

    Reviving the art of Filipino tribal tattoos

    The Spanish conquistadors who landed in 1521 dubbed the Philippines the Islands of the Painted Ones after the heavily tattooed locals. Nearly 500 years on, tribal tattooing is almost extinct. For more than eight decades, Whang-Od has been inking the headhunting warriors and women of her Kalinga tribe. - BBC.
    Read more.


  • May 20, 2014 2:17 PM | Deleted user
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle
    Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Way to go FWN Board Member, Alicia Fortaleza (US FWN100 '12)!
    Alicia will be inducted as President of the Philippine Nurses Association of Northern California on June 7th. Please join FWN in celebrating and supporting her at the PNAN Induction of Officers at Embassy Suites for dinner and dance. Click for info.

    Pinay Power!
    So proud of Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales (Global FWN100 '13) who will be honored at FAJ's 41st Annual 'Flashback Friday' in San Leandro on May 30! Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon (Global FWN100 '13) will be the emcee this year! For more info, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/638931.

    Woohoo, Marily
    ! Our awesome CEO, Marily Mondejar will be one of the panelists at the Bay Area Women Leaders Network "Global Women Taking Charge in Business and Philanthropy" Dinner. Join Marily and other awesome women leaders for an informational panel at Orrick Auditorium in San Francisco. Buy tickets at http://bit.ly/1v6hCtE.


    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ (May 31 deadline)


    The Filipina Women's Network invites nominations for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ (Global FWN100™). The worldwide search builds on the energy and momentum that was created in 2006 recognizing Filipina women doing meaningful work in their communities and organizations.


    If you belong on this prestigious list, of it you know of a Filipina woman who deserves to be named one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World™, submit your nominations before May 31. Online submissions only - go to http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/nominate.



    The FWN Global100™ awardees will be profiled in a special issue of the FWN Magazine, and they will be honored at a Gala Awards Celebration at the 11th Filipina Leadership Global Summit on October 5-8, 2014 to be held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in Manila, Philippines. Register today for the Summit at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
    URGENT ACTION: Oppose Recent Release of Isidro Rodriguez & Demand Justice for Filipino Trafficked Teachers on May 21 - WANTEDIsidro.pdf

    Since 2003, batches of teachers have been illegally recruited and trafficked to the U.S by Philippines-based recruitment agency owner Isidro Rodriguez. Case complaints have been reported to Philippine Embassy officials in the past as well as to the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA). However, the response from the Philippine government has been inadequate and unsatisfactory.
    1. Prosecute Isidro Rodriguez and Investigate Philippine Government Institutions NOW
    2. Just reparations for trafficked victims! Cancel teachers' high interest loans NOW
    3. Hold accountable loan sharks in cahoots with Isidro Rodriguez
    4. Immigration Relief for trafficked victims in the U.S.

    Phone and fax barrage to the Office of Ambassador Jose Cuisia and the consulate/embassy responsible for you area of residence.

    Office of the Ambassador (ambassador@philippineusa.org)
    H.E. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.
    Tel: 202-467-9366
    Fax: 202-467-9417


    The Representation Project: Why We Need More Diversity in Newsrooms


    On Wednesday, Natalie Nougayrède, the first female editor-in-chief of the prestigious French newspaper Le Monde, stepped down, citing "personal and direct attacks." Later that same day, Jill Abramson, the first woman to be executive editor of the The New York Times, also left her position after management deemed her too "pushy" - which some suggested was a result of her request to be paid equally with her male predecessor.[1] When women are given the chance to lead, they're more likely to make equality a priority. Yet too often, when powerful women do speak out, they're criticized and punished for using their voice. Furthermore, though less than 25% of worldwide news stories are about women, studies have found that when more women are present in the newsroom, more of their stories are told.[2] And though Abramson was replaced by Dean Baquet, the first African-American to hold the top position, the Times and most major newsrooms worldwide remain lacking in diversity across the board. 

    The desire and need to hear a wider spectrum of stories is what drives our work here at The Representation Project. From the documentaries we create, to the campaigns we lead, it's all with the intention of amplifying marginalized voices and illuminating our common humanity. You can see some of the recent highlights of that work below. Yet, as this week's stories remind us, when even the most powerful women in the media must deal with blatant sexism at work, there is clearly much more work to be done. 

    Pitch in $10 today
     
    to help us continue that work.Thank you for your ongoing support and help in building a culture where all of of our stories are heard, and all of our voices - regardless of gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation or circumstance - are equally respected and represented.

    Onwards,
    Jennifer Siebel Newsom



    Get Ready to Vote (June 3)! Easy Voter Guide - For New Voters and Busy Voters


    Stay INFORMED:
    How will we choose our next Governor? What are the two state propositions? In the June 3, 2014 election, voters will decide on two proposed state laws (Propositions 41 and 42) and also choose which candidates get voted on in the November election.
    About Prop 41: http://bit.ly/Prop41

    About Prop 42: http://bit.ly/Prop42

    Candidate Info: www.smartvoter.org

    Nationwide Fil-Am candidates for the November election:

      PRESS RELEASES

    Comcast Redesigns Microsite for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

    During the month of May, customers have free access to thousands of hours of Asian-Pacific movies, shows and music across all devices. Comcast also announced it has redesigned its Xfinity Asia website. Read full text.

    Filipinos in US Urged: Help Sustain Economic Momentum of the Philippines By Registering for 2016 National Polls

    The Philippine Embassy is urging Filipinos in the United States to help sustain the economic transformation taking place in the Philippines by registering as overseas voters and participating in the presidential elections in 2016. Read full text.

    Violence Through the Lens of Lesbians, Bisexual Women and Trans (LBT) individuals in Asia

    The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) have just released a study on violence against lesbians, bisexual women, and trans people in Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, and Sri Lanka. Read full text.

    Notice of Registration and Election to all Filipino Citizens

    The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco is pleased to announce that the Overseas Absentee Voting Registration for the 2016 Presidential Elections have started. Read full text.

    2014 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas - Deadline for Submission of Nominations: May 31

    The Commission on Filipinos Overseas respectfully reminds the public that the deadline for submission of the nominations for the 2014 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas is on May 31, 2014. Read full text.


    IN THE NEWS

    Asian Dem solons press GOP to bring immigration bill to floor

    Asian American lawmakers in the US House of Representatives appealed to House Republicans on April 29 to "stop kicking the can down the road" and to join them in enacting comprehensive immigration reform into law. - Inquirer. Read more.

    Rob Bonta, first Fil-Am California state solon running for a second term

    Rob Bonta is the first Filipino to be elected to the California Legislature and has thrown his hat in the ring for a second run at the California Assembly from District 18 in the East Bay. - The Inquirer. Read more.

    Ethnic Voters Want Environmental Protections, But Do Their Lawmakers?

    Ethnic minorities in California strongly favor environmental protections, yet their elected representatives -- for the most part -- don't share the same values. - New America Media. Read more.

    Report shows San Francisco's AAPI residents experience high poverty, chronic disease rates

    Contrary to stereotypes, the Asian Pacific Islander Council's report reveals that in San Francisco, 14% of Asian Americans live in poverty, lower than other racial groups. - Reappropriate. Read more.

    Language Diversity: Slate, You're Doing it Wrong


    There's a map that Slate made recently that shows the top language in each state other than English or Spanish, and AAPI Voices found a few problems. - AAPI Voices. Read more.



    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    HUBZone and Women Owned Small Business Program Certifications, May 22, 2014, Thursday from 9AM to 10AM - 455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, 94105. 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.

    DOL's Women's Bureau Regional Forum
    , May 27, 2014, Tuesday from 1PM to 4PM - Milton Marks Auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Happyness Photo Exhibit,
    May 30, 2014, Friday from 6PM to 9PM - Philippine Consulate General, 447 Sutter St, 6F, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Free and Low Cost Resources for Your Business
    , June 4, 2014, Wednesday from 9AM to 11AM - 455 Market Street, Suite 600, Francisco. Click for info.

    Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon
    , June 6, 2014, Friday at 12PM - City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco. RSVP to caitlin.jacobson@sfgov.org.

    4th Annual San Francisco Peacemaker Awards
    , June 6, 2014, Friday from 8:30AM to 1PM - The City Club of San Francisco, 155 Sansome St. Click for info.

    Women Serving on Non-Profit & Corporate Boards - How to Lead, Elevate Your Position,
    June 12, 2014, Thursday from 5:30PM to 8PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell 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.
    New York


    6th Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration,
    May 24, 2014, Saturday from 1PM to 5PM - Vajiradhammapadip Buddhist Temple and Thai Cultural Center, 110 Rustic Road, Centereach, New York. Click for info.

    UniPro Summit 2014: Your Move
    ,
    May 31, 2014, Saturday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM - John Reeves Great Hall, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th St, New York City. Click for info.

    Procurement Opportunities Conference for Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WMB
    ),
    June 3, 2014, Tuesday from 8:30AM to 3PM - BNY Mellon, 101 Barclay St, 10th Floor, New York City. Click for info.

    National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA) Presents: A Night of Learning & Networking with the CIA
    ,
    June 12, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 8:30PM - Duane Morris LLP, 1540 Broadway, New York City. Click for info.

    Washington DC

    Current Matters: Exploring the Lives of Water in Asia,
    May 31, 201, Saturday at 2PM - Freer Gallery, Meyer Auditorium, The Smithsonian. Click for info.
    Canada

    The Philippine Women Centre of BC - History, Rupture and Continuity: Creating and Nurturing Our New Path
    ,
    May 31, 2014, Saturday from 8AM to 5PM - YWCA Health + Fitness Centre, 535 Hornby St, Welch 1 & 2, Vancouver, BC V6c 2E8. Click for info.


    OPPORTUNITIES
    WEBINAR: Expanding Language Access in the Courts: Innovative Training Solutions from New Mexico
    CCI - June 9th at 12PM PT / 3PM ET

    https://courtinnovation.ilinc.com/register/pcmchxz

    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
    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    ABC's New Sitcom Wants to Challenge One of TV's Biggest Stereotypes

    The last time an Asian-American family had their own Amercan sitcom was in 1994. Next season, an Asian-American TV family will make television history by helming the first Asian-American-focused sitcom since Margaret Cho's All-American Girl. - PolicyMic.  Read more.


    What "Fresh off the Boat" means to Asian-Americans

    The term "Fresh off the Boat" is usually used to describe immigrants who haven't yet grasped the customs, the language, or culture of the county they're immigrating to. Is it offensive? Racist? - Vox. Read more.
    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS

    Who Says There Are No AAPI Civil Rights Heroes?

    In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus is releasing a 16-part series of short videos profiling AAPI civil rights heroes, from Wong Kim Ark to Larry Itliong to Japanese American internment dissenters. - Angry Asian Man.
    Read more.


  • May 14, 2014 11:39 AM | Deleted user
    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle
    Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Woohoo, Marily
    ! Our awesome CEO, Marily Mondejar will be one of the panelists at the Bay Area Women Leaders Network "Global Women Taking Charge in Business and Philanthropy" Dinner. Join Marily and other awesome women leaders for an informational panel at Orrick Auditorium in San Francisco. Buy tickets at http://bit.ly/1v6hCtE. Click photo to enlarge.




    Way to go Michele Bumgarner (Global FWN100 '13)! At the Pro Mazda Championships Presented by Cooper Tire, Michele shows her skills! Check out the Pit Report at the Barber Motorsports Park from Michele by clicking here.



    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ (May 31 deadline)


    The Filipina Women's Network invites nominations for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ (Global FWN100™). The worldwide search builds on the energy and momentum that was created in 2006 recognizing Filipina women doing meaningful work in their communities and organizations.



    If you belong on this prestigious list, of it you know of a Filipina woman who deserves to be named one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World™, submit your nominations before May 31. Online submissions only - go to http://summit.filipinawomensnetwork.org/nominate.



    The FWN Global100™ awardees will be profiled in a special issue of the FWN Magazine, and they will be honored at a Gala Awards Celebration at the 11th Filipina Leadership Global Summit on October 5-8, 2014 to be held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in Manila, Philippines. Register today for the Summit at www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
    Get Ready to Vote (June 3)! Easy Voter Guide - For New Voters and Busy Voters

    Stay INFORMED: How will we choose our next Governor? What are the two state propositions? In the June 3, 2014 election, voters will decide on two proposed state laws (Propositions 41 and 42) and also choose which candidates get voted on in the November election.
    About Prop 41: http://bit.ly/Prop41

    About Prop 42: http://bit.ly/Prop42

    Candidate Info: www.smartvoter.org

    Nationwide Fil-Am candidates for the November election:

      PRESS RELEASES

    Notice of Registration and Election to all Filipino Citizens

    The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco is pleased to announce that the Overseas Absentee Voting Registration for the 2016 Presidential Elections have started. Read full text.

    2014 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas - Deadline for Submission of Nominations: May 31

    The Commission on Filipinos Overseas respectfully reminds the public that the deadline for submission of the nominations for the 2014 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas is on May 31, 2014. Read full text.

    Giants Call on Fans to Assist with Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Relief Effort and raise $120k

    The San Francisco Giants asked their fans to join them in assisting with the ongoing relief effort in the region of the Philippines that was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) and raised $120,000 in partnership with the SF Giants Filipino Heritage Game Organizers: Filipina Women's Network, Filipino American Arts Exposition, Manilatown, and Six Hundred Hands. Read full text.

    Trafficking Survivors and Supporters Hold Summit on Human Trafficking and Demands for the Prosecution of Isidro Rodriguez

    Queens, New York - On Saturday, May 10, 2014 over 100 people gathered for the Summit on Human Trafficking: Communities Mobilizing Against Modern Day Slavery organized by St. James Episcopal Church and the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns, with GABRIELA USA and ten other organizations co-sponsoring the summit. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS

    Fil-Am woman fills West Windsor-Plainsboro school board seat

    Rachel Puno Juliana was unanimously appointed to fill a deceased member's seat at the West Windsor-Plainsboro school district. - New Jersey Times. Read more.

    Teenage pregnancy among today's Filipino youth

    The National Youth Commission, supported by the Department of Health and the World Health Organization, convened the 2014 National Summit on Teen Pregnancy last April 24. This summit, delivered a clear message. - The Inquirer. Read more.


    Filipinos targeted by Fulham loan shark

    A 49-year-old woman admitted to illegally lending and laundering money to members of Fulham's Filipino Community. - Get West London. Read more.


    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California


    SBA Class: How to Start a Mobile Food Venture
    , May 15, 2014, Thursday from 9AM to 11AM - 455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Ambassador Jose Cuisia, Jr. at The Commonwealth Club: Prospects and Challenges of the Philippine Economy in 2014 and Beyond
    , May 16, 2014, Friday at 11:30AM - 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco Commonwealth Club Office. Click for info.

    Asian Heritage Street Celebration + Free Asian Art Museum admission courtesy of Target
    , May 17, 2014, Saturday at 11AM to 4PM - Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    The Rockefeller-Aspen Diaspora Program
    , May 19, 2014, Monday from 6PM to 9PM - Social Hall, 5th Floor, Philippine Consulate General, 447 Sutter St., San Francisco. Click for info.

    HUBZone and Women Owned Small Business Program Certifications
    , May 22, 2014, Thursday from 9AM to 10AM - 455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, 94105. 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.

    Minnesota

    Special Presentation of The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers, May 17, 2014, Saturday at 6PM to 7PM with preceeding 7:30 performance of BANDARA - Teatro del Pueblo & Pangea Wold Theater, Old Arizona Studio, 2821 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis. Click for info.

    New York


    6th Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration,
    May 24, 2014, Saturday from 1PM to 5PM - Vajiradhammapadip Buddhist Temple and Thai Cultural Center, 110 Rustic Road, Centereach, New York. Click for info.

    UniPro Summit 2014: Your Move
    , May 31, 2014, Saturday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM - John Reeves Great Hall, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th St, New York City. Click for info.

    Washington DC

    Current Matters: Exploring the Lives of Water in Asia, May 31, 201, Saturday at 2PM - Freer Gallery, Meyer Auditorium, The Smithsonian. Click for info.

    Canada

    The Philippine Women Centre of BC - History, Rupture and Continuity: Creating and Nurturing Our New Path
    , May 31, 2014, Saturday from 8AM to 5PM - YWCA Health + Fitness Centre, 535 Hornby St, Welch 1 & 2, Vancouver, BC V6c 2E8. Click for info.


    OPPORTUNITIES
    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


    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Tagalog widely spoken in California, Hawaii, and Nevada

    In California and Nevada, Filipino or Tagalog is the next most widely spoken second language at home after Spanish, while in Hawaii, Tagalog comes next to English as the most widely spoken language, according to a report on Slate. - Rappler. Read more.


    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Filipino food The next big thing in Asian cuisine?

    The forecast of national culinary trends shows a clear movement on its radar: Filipino food is poised to become the latest craze. Celebrity chef Alan Zimmern declared as much in People magazine...other publications have made similar pronouncements, including USA Today. - The Sacramento Bee. Read more.
  • May 06, 2014 11:21 AM | Deleted user

    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle
    Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS 
    INVITATION: Filipina Women Who Picnic (May 10)

    Meet FWN President Susie Quesada and learn what FWN is up to in 2014! Network with other awesome Filipinas in Oahu and connect with other FWN members.
    • When: Saturday, May 10, 2014 @ 12:30PM
    • Where: At the Flores de Mayo Festival Ramar Foods Booth
    • How: Susie Quesada will be on the side of the Ramar Foods Booth. Introduce yourself as part of the FWN Roadshow. 
    • Lunch will be sponsored by Ramar Foods, with Magnolia Ice Cream dessert included of course!

    Way to go Marily!
    FWN CEO & Founder, Marily Mondejar will be on the 'Beyond the Headlines: APA Roundtable' show in celebration of APA Heritage Month. The show will be moderated by Kristen Sze and will air Sunday, May 11, 2014. Tune in on ABC7 (KGO-TV) to catch our awesome Marily!


    Woohoo!
    White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford (US FWN100 '12)
    received admiration and special mention from President Obama's speech in Manila - He even boasted that he and his family 'enjoy the occasional lumpia and adobo' in the White House. Read the full article here.


    Congrats Dr. Jennifer Ong (US FWN100 '09)!
    Dr. Ong is being honored by the Hayward Education Foundation as the "Hero of the Day". Dr. Ong is a devoted optometrist who provided much needed health care at the Cherryland Elementary School; she is a Filipina shero that 'has gone above and beyond the call of duty to enrich the lives of Hayward's students.'

    Dr. Ong will be honored on May 8th, 5:30-8pm, at Golden Peacock Banquet, 24989 Santa Clara Street in Hayward, CA. For tickets, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hayward-hero-dinner-tickets-10897830705. Click here to view the event invitation. Congratulate Dr. Jennifer Ong personally at ongforcommunity@gmail.com.




    Filipina Disruption - Way to go Fil-Am MMA fighter Ana "the Hurricane" Julaton (US FWN100 '09)! Ana wowed fans as she fought her way to victory in Manila during her mixed martial arts bout against her opponent. Read more by clicking here.


    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.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
    Buy A Great T-Shirt for $20 to Support Women Veterans at https://www.booster.com/support-women-veterans

    The Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women is raising money for the Service Women's Action Network (SWAN). Purchasing this t-shirt will help fund SWAN which provides services & benefits needed by women veterans. Wearing this shirt at the Valor Games Far West on May 30-June 2 will help show your support for disabled women veterans competing at the games at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, CA.

    Support women veterans in two meaningful ways!

    1) BUY a t-shirt highlighting two women’s organizations that support women veterans: The Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women (AlamedaCSW.org) and Service Women’s Action Network* (servicewomen.org)

    2) WEAR your t-shirt between May 30-June 2 at the Valor Games Far West at Coast Guard Island** in Alameda, Ca to show support for disabled women veterans competing at the games

    *All proceeds from t-shirt sales go directly to SWAN. SWAN transforms military culture and ensures high quality care and benefits for women veterans and their families.


      PRESS RELEASES

    Southwest Airlines Continues Proud Tradition of Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage During the Month of May and All Year Long

    Southwest proudly shows its commitment to the Asian Pacific American (APA) community through its celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage month in May. Read full text.

    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.

    IN THE NEWS

    Fil-Am women are asked to join study on why breast cancer is on the rise among them

    Breast cancer rates are on the rise among Filipina women, as much as 6.5 percent over a five-year period, so researchers are asking the Filipino community for help in identifying possible cause for this upward trend. - Inquirer. Read more.

    Filipina authors shortlisted for the 2014 Scholastic Asian Book Award

    With works spanning from realism to fantasy, it seems that Asian literature is thriving and vibrant, as proven by the 2014 Scholastic Asian Book Award Shortlist. - GMA News. Read more.

    Court decision could open door to immigrant rules

    The U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to review a Nebraska city's ordinance that bans renting homes to immigrants living in the country illegally could open the door to similar laws elsewhere, supports said Monday. - Asian Journal. Read more.

    My daughter, Malala

    Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth many don't want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala. - TED. Read more.

    Fil-Am science teacher chosen for national 'green school' training program

    San Pedro High School science teacher Jennifer Cheng was named a faculty fellow at a prestigious program of the Green Schools Alliance and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. - Inquirer. Read more.


    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    APA Poetry Reading: Do Poets Dream of Electric Enjambments? - May 8, 2014, Thursday at 6PM - Google Hangout. 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.

    Filipino Heritage Night with the San Francisco Giants,
    May 12, 2014, Monday at 7:25PM - AT&T Park, San Francisco. Click for info.

    SBA Class: Mobile Marketing
    , May 12, 2014, Monday from 10AM to 12PM - 455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco. Click for info.

    SBA Class: Starting a Business in San Francisco
    , May 13, 2014, Tuesday from 8AM to 10AM - 455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco. Click for info.

    NAWBO-SFBA: Bank of America Expand Your Network Event
    , May 14, 2014, Wednesday from 5:30PM to 7:30PM - The Maritime Museum, 900 Beach St, San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park. Click for info.

    SBA Class: How to Start a Mobile Food Venture
    , May 15, 2014, Thursday from 9AM to 11AM - 455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Ambassador Jose Cuisia, Jr. at The Commonwealth Club: Prospects and Challenges of the Philippine Economy in 2014 and Beyond
    , May 16, 2014, Friday at 11:30AM - 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco Commonwealth Club Office. Click for info.

    Asian Heritage Street Celebration + Free Asian Art Museum admission courtesy of Target, May 17, 2014, Saturday at 11AM to 4PM - Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, 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.

    New York


    6th Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration,
    May 24, 2014, Saturday from 1PM to 5PM - Vajiradhammapadip Buddhist Temple and Thai Cultural Center, 110 Rustic Road, Centereach, New York. Click for info.

    UniPro Summit 2014: Your Move
    , May 31, 2014, Saturday from 8:30AM to 5:00PM - John Reeves Great Hall, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th St, New York City. Click for info.

    Washington DC

    Current Matters: Exploring the Lives of Water in Asia, May 31, 201, Saturday at 2PM - Freer Gallery, Meyer Auditorium, The Smithsonian. Click for info.


    OPPORTUNITIES
    Facebook Now Accepting Submissions for Grace Hopper Scholarship! The scholarship will benefit 25 women studying computer science or are looking to impact the tech world. For info, visit http://bit.ly/Sxo7XT.

    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

    PINAY LIFESTYLE

    How (And Why) We Should Celebrate Mother's Day

    There's one day a year set aside to honor mothers, and instead of flowers and cards, writer Tania Lombrozo prefers 'a day that's long with pleasure and short on vexation, a day to both experience and remember, a day with all the joy and all the fun' of parenthood.
    Read more.


    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Happy May! It is officially Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month! If you're wondering why May was chosen as the official month, then ponder no more! May was chosen to 'commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.' Read more.

  • April 29, 2014 12:05 PM | Deleted user

    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle
    Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS 
    Please welcome Gizelle Covarrubias Robinson! Gizelle is FWN's newest board member, and joins us as the VP of the FWN Communications Committee. Coming from Charles Schwab & Co. as their Managing Director IT, Gizelle is an award-winning information technology leader with global experience across multiple industries and was named as one of the ten 2013 Professional Business Women of California Industry Leaders. Woohoo - another awesome Filipina!


    There's Still Time to Register! 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.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
    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.


      PRESS RELEASES

    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.

    IN THE NEWS

    Obama Vows Support for Philippines But Won't Counter China

    US President Barack Obama on Monday assured the Philippines of his government's support in the latter's territorial dispute with China - but it's not the support the public was expecting. - New America Media. Read more.

    Obama hails WWII heroine

    At 94, World War II heroine and retired nurse Carolina Garcia Delfin has seen it all. - PhilStar.  Read more.

    Women Are Prepping to Run, Win and Take Office

    On the sidelines of all the primary campaigns going on right now we also have a less-visible but important nationwide effort focused on gender equality in political office. It is aimed at women who have not considered running for political office as well as those who have been thinking about it and need encouragement to declare. - Women's eNews. Read more.

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    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.
    Washington

    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.


    OPPORTUNITIES

    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
    http://www.idealist.org/view/job/nxFF4CSB4n2D/

    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
    http://connect.att.jobs/bay-area/retail

    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
    PINAY LIFESTYLE

    'Stop Telling Women to Smile'

    Fed up with street harassment towards women, one female artist created an ongoing public art series entitled "Stop Telling Women to Smile" that addresses the issue. Her portraits have been seen in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Have you seen them? P.S. Check out Ocean Beach, San Francisco.
    Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Filipino Films to get special spot at LA Asian Pacific Film Festival

    The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) this year is devoting a special category to showcase new works from the Philippines called "New Faces of Philippine Cinema". Read more.

  • April 22, 2014 11:32 AM | Deleted user

    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle
    Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS 
    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.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION
    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.


      PRESS RELEASES

    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.

    IN THE NEWS

    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.

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    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.
    Washington

    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.


    OPPORTUNITIES

    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
    http://www.idealist.org/view/job/nxFF4CSB4n2D/

    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
    http://connect.att.jobs/bay-area/retail

    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
    PINAY LIFESTYLE

    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.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    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.

  • April 15, 2014 12:39 PM | Deleted user

    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle
    Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS 
    Support Edna Flores-Lagunte! From June 1-7, 2014, Edna is taking off for her 13th AIDS/LifeCycle ride. It's a 7-day, 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to make a world of difference in the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS. Her fundraising goal is $10,000 this year and it is the largest fundraising goal she has set for herself in all her years of riding. Donate to support Edna, or join her team! For more info, visit http://www.tofighthiv.org/site/TR?px=1168574&pg=personal&fr_id=1630&et=loVuP8RE23hEzBwNKkXx9A&s_tafId=75665. Way to go Edna!

    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.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Stalking Legislation (AB 1982) Hearing Scheduled: April 22nd

    The hearing before the public safety committee will occur on April 22. Come and help persuade members of the committee to vote in favor of the legislation to changing stalking from a specific intent crime to a general intent crime. AB 1982 will make stalking a crime if the stalker's actions had the effect of putting the victim in fear for their safety, rather than whether or not the stalker intended to put a victim in fear for their safety. This nuance may seem minor, but it's actually a major change that is central to best practices advocated for by the National Center for Victims Rights and the Model Stalking Code. It is very difficult to prove a stalker's intentions, and as a result many victims of stalking cannot seek a criminal protective order.
    Important docs for more information:
    030314 AB 1982 Stalking Fact Sheet-1.pdf
    Stalking Law- Question of Intent.docx
    DA Gascon Sponsor Letter.pdf


    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.



      PRESS RELEASES

    Film Leaves Out Filipino American Contributions and Misses Opportunity to Provide Accurate Account of the Farmworkers Struggle

    Seattle, WA - The National Board of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) celebrates the appearance of United Farm Workers (UFW) co-founder Larry Itliong in the Hollywood biopic Cesar Chavez. Read full text.

    Philippines: Typhoon Survivors Face Major Obstacles to Recovery


    On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan tore a path of destruction across the Philippines. While the emergency response was successful in providing life-saving assistance, three months on, humanitarian needs remain enormous, especially with respect to the restoration of people’s livelihoods. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS

    Supreme Court declares RH law constitutional

    The Court unanimously upholds substantial provisions of the law, but justices vote separately to strike down certain portions. Advocates are preparing for the next battle: ensuring the government funds and implements it. - Rappler. Read more.

    First Filipina American elected to Sierra Madre City Council

    On April 8, Rachelle Arizmendi became the first non-white and first Filipina-American member of the Sierra Madre City Council. - Asian Journal.  Read more.

    Meet The Three Female Medical Students Who Destroyed Gender Norms A Century Ago
      In a few years, women doctors are poised to outnumber men around the world. Meet the three medical students who helped destroy gender norms over a century ago: an Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman. - The Huffington Post. Read more.

    Gillibrand Says More Women in Congress Would Mean More Progress

    The U.S. Congress would be working on consensus-building and not be crippled by gridlock if there were more women in both houses, Senator Kristen Gillibrand said. - Bloomberg. Read more.

    The Confidence Gap

    Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men--and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here's why and what to do about it. - The Atlantic. Read more.


    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    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.
    Washington

    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.


    OPPORTUNITIES

    The Delano Manongs Film on DVD for Schools & Colleges
    Purchase a DVD for screening at your school or university to get this important history out to students!
    Email info@delanomaongs.com for more info.
    For more info about the film, visit www.delanomanongs.com
     
    Job: Youth and Family Therapist - Tagalog Speaker
    Posted by: Daly City Youth Health Center
    Deadline: April 25, 2014
    http://www.idealist.org/view/job/nxFF4CSB4n2D/

    AT&T Retail Hiring Events in the Bay Area - Next Month
    • Silicon Valley - April 17
    • East Bay - April 21
    • Peninsula - April 22
    • San Francisco - April 23
    • North Bay - April 24
    • Tri Valley - April 30
    http://connect.att.jobs/bay-area/retail

    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

    PINAY LIFESTYLE

    Projections Show Rapidly Changing Racial Makeup of U.S.


    By 2042, so-called racial minority groups will make up the majority of the U.S. population. That's according to the U.S. Census Bureau's latest projection.
    Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America

    This May, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center collaborates with Flickr to capture the vast and nuanced universe of experiences that embody Asian Pacific America. You're invited to capture snapshots and take part in A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific American, happening May 10, 2014. Read more.

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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle
    Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS 
    Filipina Power! Congrats to our very own Maritessa Bravo Ares (US FWN100 '12) - she is one of five women to be honored at IGNITE's second annual Fems with Fervor event. Maritessa is IGNITE's Orange Ember (under 30) honoree. Read more.

    Woohoo! Our very own Bessie Badilla (Global FWN100 '13) was awarded at Ma-Yi Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala on March 24 for her 'consistent support for the company that is known to nurture the emerging Asian voice in theatre.' Read more. Click photo to enlarge.

    Way to go Daisy Magalit Rodriguez (US FWN100 '09)! Daisy has just released her book, The Balance Concept in Health and Nursing: A Universal Approach to Care and Survival. The book is intended not just for nurses and other health care professionals, but also for educators, other professionals, students, and the general public. Support our fellow Filipinas, and take a look at her book so you can join Daisy in discussion with your thoughts and ideas. Read more. 

    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.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Support Southwest Airlines!

    Join the growing number of travelers who support Southwest's application to serve the MCI-DCA market on a permanent basis.  Go to kctodc.com to take action and learn more. Take action now by visiting:
    http://capwiz.com/southwest/utr/2/?a=63139516&i=120139333&c=

      PRESS RELEASES

    Film Leaves Out Filipino American Contributions and Misses Opportunity to Provide Accurate Account of the Farmworkers Struggle

    Seattle, WA - The National Board of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) celebrates the appearance of United Farm Workers (UFW) co-founder Larry Itliong in the Hollywood biopic Cesar Chavez. Read full text.

    Philippines: Typhoon Survivors Face Major Obstacles to Recovery


    On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan tore a path of destruction across the Philippines. While the emergency response was successful in providing life-saving assistance, three months on, humanitarian needs remain enormous, especially with respect to the restoration of people’s livelihoods. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS

    Philippine court rules family planning law legal

    The Philippine Supreme Court has ruled that a family planning law opposed by the Roman Catholic Church is constitutional, clearing the way for its implementation as a means to provide reproductive health care services primarily to the country's poor. - Asian Journal.  Read more.

    Mayor Lee Announces Certification of Tagalog for Limited English Speakers in SF
    Mayor Edwin M. Lee with Board President David Chui, Supervisors John Avalos and Jane Kim and local community partners yesterday announced the certification of Filipino (Tagalog) as a third required language in addition to Chinese and Spanish covered under the City's Language Access Ordinance. - Asian Week. Read more.

    Filipino Teachers Rally vs. 'Inadequate' Help in Addressing Human Trafficking

      Some 40 Filipino teachers, who are victims of human trafficking by an illegal Philippine-based recruiter, joined a national call-to-action rally organized by the militant advocacy Gabriela-DC group in front of the Philippine embassy on March 24. - Asian Fortune. Read more.

    PH names Filipina kidnapped in Sabah

    The Philippines identified on Friday, April 4, the Filipina kidnapped in Sabah by abductors believed to be from the terrorist Aby Sayyaf Group (ASG). - Rappler. Read more.

    #GenderProud: Filipina model Geena Rocero LIVE on Rappler

    Geena Rocero, Filipina model, came out as a transgender woman and shared her story publicly through a TED 2014 talk, which is quickly going viral on the Internet. - Rappler. Read more.

    Massage chair marketer in Dubai found not guilty of raping Filipina, court hears

    A marketing executive who was charged with raping a Filipina woman in her office was found not guilty on Tuesday morning. - The National.
    Read more.


    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Leyte Dance Troup Performance for Typhoon Survivors, April 11, 2014, Friday at 7PM - The San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center. Tickets are $25, $50, $100, and $200. Donations are welcome. Email Karina Jostol at karina_brillo@yahoo.com or call (408)-386-8820. Click for flyer.

    Robyn Magalit Rodriguez's Book Launch,
    April 12, 2014, Saturday from 2PM to 4PM - Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library. For info contact rrodriguez@ucdavis.edu.

    The Princess Project's Annual Taffeta Tea Fundraiser
    , April 13, 2014, Sunday from 1pm to 3pm - Terra Gallery, 511 Harrison Street, 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.
    Washington

    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.


    OPPORTUNITIES

    The Delano Manongs Film on DVD for Schools & Colleges
    Purchase a DVD for screening at your school or university to get this important history out to students!
    Email info@delanomaongs.com for more info.
    For more info about the film, visit www.delanomanongs.com
     
    Job: Youth and Family Therapist - Tagalog Speaker
    Posted by: Daly City Youth Health Center
    Deadline: April 25, 2014
    http://www.idealist.org/view/job/nxFF4CSB4n2D/

    AT&T Retail Hiring Events in the Bay Area - Next Month
    • Silicon Valley - April 17
    • East Bay - April 21
    • Peninsula - April 22
    • San Francisco - April 23
    • North Bay - April 24
    • Tri Valley - April 30
    http://connect.att.jobs/bay-area/retail

    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

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Finding Filipino Food in D.C.

    The D.C. region has most Asian cuisines locked up. But what about Filipino food? typing in "Filipino" in Yelp, for example, doesn't bring up a lot of search results. Read more.

    Spotify says 'Mabuhay' to Filipino music lovers


    Following launches in Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Singapore last year, music streaming service Spotify expands its reach in Asia with its Philippine launch on Tuesday, April 8.
    Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    History, biodiversity on Onoda Trail

    Lubang Island in Occidental Mindoro has become a popular tourist destination for its Onoda Trail, a network of pathways that Japanese intelligence officer Lt. Hiroo Onoda and his group took to escape their enemies...The trail dates back to the 1950s. Read more.

  • April 01, 2014 12:18 PM | Deleted user

    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle
    Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS 

    Way to go Michele! The Our very own Michele Bumgarner (Global FWN100 '13) had a solid performance in INDYCAR's Streets of St. Petersburg opening weekend. Read the full Pit Report by clicking here.


    CALL for Chapter Submission: Filipina Global Leadership Book (FGL)

    If you are one of the 43 FWN Awardees who received an acceptance email that your abstract has been approved, we are now on Phase 3 of our book publishing process to meet our October 1, 2014 publication deadline. IMPORTANT - please take note:
    •   Read the instructions here on how to submit and upload your chapter,
    •   Follow the chapter formatting guidelines - download here for the Chapter Formatting Guidelines document - this will guide you as your write your chapter and before you submit your document,
    •   Download the Publishing Agreement here - sign, date (next to your signature), scan the entire agreement (save as PDF format) and upload together with your chapter submission at the official FWN FGL chapter site here.
    ABSOLUTE DEADLINE - no exceptions -



    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Support Southwest Airlines!

    Join the growing number of travelers who support Southwest's application to serve the MCI-DCA market on a permanent basis.  Go to kctodc.com to take action and learn more. Take action now by visiting:
    http://capwiz.com/southwest/utr/2/?a=63139516&i=120139333&c=

    Call for Volunteers for the SB 1193 Human Trafficking Community on April 5

    Last week, the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women sent out 687 letters to businesses in San Francisco, informing them of their obligation under SB 1193 to post an anti-human trafficking notice, and included a copy of the poster.
    Please join the department on April 5, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, as they fan out across the city to visit businesses and see whether the poster is up. Help spread the word about human trafficking and how businesses covered by SB 1193 can help. Sign up to be a part of the movement here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eae8HeFASaBrU2_P0YoCKjTw9DEUPNlRAR2au5fmLSw/viewform


      PRESS RELEASES

    Expedited Tax Relief Available Now For Charitable Giving To The Philippines

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Late last night, President Obama signed into law Senator Mazie K. Hirono's Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act, which is intended to spur donations to charitable organizations by providing expedited tax relief for Americans contributing to Typhoon Haiyan recovery efforts in the Philippines. Read full text.


    Film Leaves Out Filipino American Contributions and Misses Opportunity to Provide Accurate Account of the Farmworkers Struggle

    Seattle, WA - The National Board of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) celebrates the appearance of United Farm Workers (UFW) co-founder Larry Itliong in the Hollywood biopic Cesar Chavez. Read full text.

    Philippines: Typhoon Survivors Face Major Obstacles to Recovery


    On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan tore a path of destruction across the Philippines. While the emergency response was successful in providing life-saving assistance, three months on, humanitarian needs remain enormous, especially with respect to the restoration of people’s livelihoods. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS

    Philippine Sex Ed Comes Via Video and Text Message

    With quicker feedback on how fast and widely online messages are shared and which videos are popular, reproductive health advocates in projects in India and the Philippines see social media powering a spread of information, changing attitudes and behavior. - WeNews. Read more.

    Affirmative action non-action still causing waves in Sacramento
    Senate measure on affirmative action ban in public education was shelved, but friction among Democrats over the fallout lingers. - LA Times. Read more.

    The Campaign to "Cancel" Colbert

    On Thursday night, the official Twitter account for "The Colbert Report" committed the comedic sin of delivering a punch line without its setup. The offending tweet, "I'm willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever," was meant to be a satirical analog. - The New Yorker. Read more.

    Leland Yee Helps Set Dangerous Precedent for Affirmative Action

    Yee reversed his decision on an affirmative action bill after receiving an outraged letter from an Asian-American constituent group. - New America Media. Read more.

    The Unseen Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence in the #AAPI Community

    Within the Asian American community, incidence of sexual assault is particularly high in several Asian ethnic groups. - ReAppropriate. Read more.

    Dear Filipino Organizers Erased by the Cesar Chavez Movement

    Coming to America in the 1920s was no vacation. Filipinos were "American nationals," the result of recent colonization, and ironically exempted from the exclusionary Immigration Act of 1924. - Huffington Post. Read more.


    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    10th Annual Capitol Internship Award, Scholarship Fundraising & Installation Gala, April 5, 2014, Saturday at 5:30PM to 10:30PM - Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento. Click for info.

    Theatre of the Oppressed and Mindfulness Training,
    April 5-6, 2014 from 9:30AM to 4:30PM each day - Wildcat Studios, 2525, 8th St., Berkeley. Cost is $200 for the weekend. Early bird discount for $150 if registered by March 10. Click for info.

    JCCSF 7th Annual The Art of Aging Gracefully Resource Fair
    , April 10, 2014, Thursday from 9:30AM to 2PM - Pottruck Family Atrium and Fisher Family Hall, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Click for info.

    Leyte Dance Troup Performance for Typhoon Survivors,
    April 11, 2014, Friday at 7PM - The San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center. Tickets are $25, $50, $100, and $200. Donations are welcome. Email Karina Jostol at karina_brillo@yahoo.com or call (408)-386-8820. Click for flyer.

    Robyn Magalit Rodriguez's Book Launch,
    April 12, 2014, Saturday from 2PM to 4PM - Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library. For info contact rrodriguez@ucdavis.edu.

    The Princess Project's Annual Taffeta Tea Fundraiser
    , April 13, 2014, Sunday from 1pm to 3pm - Terra Gallery, 511 Harrison Street, 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.

    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.
    Washington

    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.


    OPPORTUNITIES

    Job: Advertising/Marketing Account Director (Asian-American Market)
    Posted by: DAE Advertising (www.dae.com)
    Qualifications:
    • 10+ years experience in B2C marketing and/or agency account management
    • 5+ years direct supervisory experience
    • Outstanding leadership, interpersonal and supervisory skills
    • Strategic, innovative and independent thinker
    • Highly proactive, ability to anticipate and solve problems
    • Excellent client service and business acumen, polished presentation and writing skills
    • Able to see the big picture yet hone in on details that matter
    • Proven track record of managing multiple projects on time and within budget
    • A consummate learner
    • Bachelor’s degree minimum     
    • Fluent in English; direct knowledge of one Asian culture or fluent in an Asian language a plus
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or already authorized to work in the U.S.
    • Asian community grassroots knowledge or involvement desirable

     
    To apply, send cover letter and resume to accountjobs@dae.com. Include “Account Director” on the email subject line.
     
    Job: Youth and Family Therapist - Tagalog Speaker
    Posted by: Daly City Youth Health Center
    Deadline: April 25, 2014
    http://www.idealist.org/view/job/nxFF4CSB4n2D/

    Job: Database Administrator/Development Associate
    Posted by: Futures Without Violence
    http://www.idealist.org/view/job/33TpSjkCw96W4/

    Job: Clinical Supervisor
    Posted by: Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
    http://www.idealist.org/view/job/hP6Gp3c6mk5P/

    AT&T Retail Hiring Events in the Bay Area - Next Month
    • Silicon Valley - April 17
    • East Bay - April 21
    • Peninsula - April 22
    • San Francisco - April 23
    • North Bay - April 24
    • Tri Valley - April 30
    http://connect.att.jobs/bay-area/retail

    Nominate a Leader for the 2015 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award!
    Deadline: April 4, 2014.
    http://irvine.org/leadership/nominate-a-leader

    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

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    SF startup app tailors search engine for low-income users

    Rey Faustino is building an app to prove that San Francisco's tech boom doesn't just benefit the rich. Read more.

    Why it Matters When Asian Women Leave TV Shows


    Leaving a show isn't the only way Asian women (and men) are disappearing. Sometimes they're merely sidelined.
    Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Filipino farmworkers' 1965 strike a pivotal moment in California

    The new movie about Cesar Chavez hits theaters nationwide. Directed by Diego Luna, it covers the tumultuous early years of the United Farm Workers union and the legacy of one of the mos famous Mexican American civil rights leaders.

    But one aspect of that story remains largely overlooked: The key role that Filipino farmworkers played in launching the 1965 grape strike in Delano that led to the birth of the United Farm Workers union. Read more.

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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN Announcements
    Press Releases

    In the News
    Events and Meetings
    Opportunities
    Pinay Lifestyle
    Connecting with Your Pinay Roots

    FWN ANNOUNCEMENTS 
    Updates on the pending Stalking Legislation

    The Office of San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon is currently working with Assemblymember Phil Ting on legislation to help prosecute stalking cases.

    Under the current California stalking law, the state must prove the stalker's intentions when he or she was stalking; that not only did they intend to stalk, but they made a 'credible threat' and were stalking with the specific intent to place their victim(s) in fear. This shifts focus from intentional stalking behavior to the underlying reasons motivating that stalking behavior. Having a stalking law that only addresses stalkers within that narrow category excludes other true victims from protection of the stalking law.

    For more information:
    030314 AB 1982 Stalking Fact Sheet.pdf


    CALL for Chapter Submission: Filipina Global Leadership Book (FGL)


    If you are one of the 43 FWN Awardees who received an acceptance email that your abstract has been approved, we are now on Phase 3 of our book publishing process to meet our October 1, 2014 publication deadline. IMPORTANT - please take note:
    •   Read the instructions here on how to submit and upload your chapter,
    •   Follow the chapter formatting guidelines - download here for the Chapter Formatting Guidelines document - this will guide you as your write your chapter and before you submit your document,
    •   Download the Publishing Agreement here - sign, date (next to your signature), scan the entire agreement (save as PDF format) and upload together with your chapter submission at the official FWN FGL chapter site here.
    We thank you for sharing your story and the personal global leadership competencies you've developed or learned through the years in your chosen careers and professions!

    This is an ambitious but essential project to document the Filipina Women Global Leadership Competencies that has made you a FWN Global100 or US100 Most Influential Filipina Woman Leader. We very much appreciate your contributions to this most important publication.

    ABSOLUTE DEADLINE - no exceptions -


    SUPER early bird registrations now OPEN until March 31
    • SAVE THE DATE - October 5-8, 2014.
    • Plan ahead and register NOW for the 2014 Filipina Leadership Global Summit!
    • SUPER early bird rates are available now until March 31. Click here to register or go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/events.
    • HIGHLIGHT of the Filipina Summit is the book launch of "Filipina Global Leaders" (working title) - the leadership competencies of Filipina women leaders, their secrets, their challenges, - stories of how they have thrived and navigated the global workplace.
    • We also plan a post-summit trip to Tacloban City so we can visit our Tacloban sisters and check their progress as they rebuild their lives with the help of our Economic Livelihood Projects we've launched - the Micro Enterprise Revolving Loan Fund and the Marsha Garces Williams Solar Job Skills Training.

    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Call for Volunteers for the SB 1193 Human Trafficking Community on April 5

    Last week, the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women sent out 687 letters to businesses in San Francisco, informing them of their obligation under SB 1193 to post an anti-human trafficking notice, and included a copy of the poster.
    Please join the department on April 5, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, as they fan out across the city to visit businesses and see whether the poster is up. Help spread the word about human trafficking and how businesses covered by SB 1193 can help. Sign up to be a part of the movement here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eae8HeFASaBrU2_P0YoCKjTw9DEUPNlRAR2au5fmLSw/viewform


    Support SF's Favorite Charity at the Taffeta Tea

    The Princess Project is a San Francisco-based nonprofit that promotes self-confidence and individual beauty by providing free prom dresses and accessories to high school teens who cannot otherwise afford them. Founded in 2002, they have proudly served more than 20,000 teens through their three chapters in San Francisco, San Diego and Silicon Valley, and have recently been named "San Francisco's Favorite Charity 2013" in a community poll sponsored by 7x7 magazine and PG&E.

    On April 13, they're hosting the annual Taffeta Tea fundraiser in San Francisco at Terra Gallery. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon tea, bid on silent auction items and hear heartwarming stories about the impact the organization has made on California youth over the past 12 years. 

    Tickets are $100 individually or $900 for a table of 10; tea sponsorship packages are also available starting at $250. 

    Further details, including information on how to purchase tickets, can be found at http://princessproject.org/taffetatea/. Tickets are available now through the end of March.


      PRESS RELEASES

    Global Fund for Women and International Museum of Women Merge

    In a bold move to increase awareness and action on vital global issues for women, Global Fund for Women and the International Museum of Women (IMOW) announced they have merged. Read full text.



    IN THE NEWS


    All-Filipino crew mans search ship

    An all-Filipino crew, including the captain, is manning a Norwegian merchant ship that became the first vessel to reach the southern part of the Indian Ocean on Thursday in search of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. - Philippine News. Read more.

    'Close the Gap' Tours California to Stop the Slide
    A growing stack of research shows how elected women support the social infrastructure in ways that benefit everyone. - WeNews. Read more.

    Mark Pulido declared first Fil-Am City Mayor of Cerritos

    On March 19, the Cerritos City Council held the annual reorganization meeting and mayoral transition, which signified the end of a councilmember's one-year term as City Mayor and ushered in the beginning of another councilmember's stint as the city's chief executive. - Asian Journal. Read more.

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    SFIWFF 2014 Awards Reception & Global Shorts Program, March 29, 2014, Saturday at 1PM - Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco. Use festfriends14 at checkout for a buy 1 get 1 free deal. Click for info.
    10th Annual Capitol Internship Award, Scholarship Fundraising & Installation Gala, April 5, 2014, Saturday at 5:30PM to 10:30PM - Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento. Click for info.

    Theatre of the Oppressed and Mindfulness Training,
    April 5-6, 2014 from 9:30AM to 4:30PM each day - Wildcat Studios, 2525, 8th St., Berkeley. Cost is $200 for the weekend. Early bird discount for $150 if registered by March 10. Click for info.

    JCCSF 7th Annual The Art of Aging Gracefully Resource Fair
    , April 10, 2014, Thursday from 9:30AM to 2PM - Pottruck Family Atrium and Fisher Family Hall, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Click for info.

    Leyte Dance Troup Performance for Typhoon Survivors,
    April 11, 2014, Friday at 7PM - The San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center. Tickets are $25, $50, $100, and $200. Donations are welcome. Email Karina Jostol at karina_brillo@yahoo.com or call (408)-386-8820. Click for flyer.

    Robyn Magalit Rodriguez's Book Launch,
    April 12, 2014, Saturday from 2PM to 4PM - Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library. For info contact rrodriguez@ucdavis.edu.

    The Princess Project's Annual Taffeta Tea Fundraiser
    , April 13, 2014, Sunday from 1pm to 3pm - Terra Gallery, 511 Harrison Street, 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.

    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.

    Washington


    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.


    OPPORTUNITIES

    Job: Administrative Assistant
    Posted by: Brava! For Women in the Arts
    http://www.idealist.org/view/job/33D2g64cs35sP

    Nominate a Leader for the 2015 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award!

    Deadline: April 4, 2014.
    http://irvine.org/leadership/nominate-a-leader

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    More Than Half Asian American Teens Are Bullied in School

    Asian Americans endure far more bullying at U.S. schools than members of any other ethnic group. See more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Historical Moment For Filipinos
    Signing of peace agreement ending the conflict in Mindanao

    Today is not only a historical moment for the Bangsamoro, whereby their long struggle, their aspirations for self determination, have now become a reality; but also for the Filipino people--inside and outside the country--who continue to dream for the end of the conflict in Mindanao, said in a statement issued by the AHRC, a human rights group based in Hong Kong. Read more.


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