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  • March 18, 2014 4:06 PM | Deleted user

    IN THIS ISSUE:

    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


    Shared by Tahitia Dean: Fundraiser for De Anza High School in Richmond

    Tahitia Dean, Law Academy Instructor at De Anza High School, needs your support in raising $20,000, to send about 16 students at $2500 each to go on the trip.  Most of the students are impoverished, have never been on an airplane or left Richmond.  An experience like this will forever change the perspective and world view of these students.

    This program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most of our De Anza students to experience the transformative power of learning in our global classroom.
    The activities planned are as follows:
    • Day 1: Arlington National Cemetery, Iwo Jima Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean Memorial
    • Day 2: Alexandria, Mount Vernon, White House, Washington Monument, Smithsonian Institution, FDR Memorial, MLK Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Pentagon Memorial and the Kennedy Center
    • Day 3: WWII Memorial, Capitol Hill Grounds, Chinatown, Little Italy, Rockefeller Center and Empire State Building Observatory
    • Day 4: Live taping of the Today Show, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Central Park, Fifth Avenue Walk, Times Square, Broadway Show
    • Day 5: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Wall Street and the Financial District, National 9/11 Memorial
    Ideally, De Anza High School would love law firms or businesses to donate $2500-$5000, or sponsor one or two students.  Small amounts of $10, $20, $50 are also welcomed and appreciated as every dollar brings us closer to the goal.
    FOR TAX WRITE OFF PLEASE MAKE CHECKS OUT TO:  WCCUSD or to De Anza Law Academy--and send the checks to Tahitia Dean at the school.
     


    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

    Jose Antonio Vargas' Film 'Documented' Will Be in Theaters
    Jose Antonio Vargas’ remarkable journey from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to leading undocumented activist is coming to the big screen. - Colorlines. Read more.

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    2014  Hall of Fame Awards Dinner: Honoring Women Who Make a Difference in Contra Costa County, March 20, 2014, Thursday at 6:30 PM - Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Dr., Concord. Click for info.
    Anita Documentary Opening in the Bay Area, March 21, 2014, Friday at Landmark Embarcadero Cinemas, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level, San Francisco & Landmark Shattuck Cinemas, 2230 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley. Click for info.

    Living the Legacy: Celebrating 130th Anniversary of AAUW San Francisco,
    March 22, 2014, Saturday from 12:30PM to 3:30PM - Presidio Private Golf Club, 8 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco. Click for info.

    API IDV Webinar: Shelter Access for LGBTQ Survivors
    , March 27, 2014, Thursday at 2PM to 3PM EST. Click for info.
    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.

    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


    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    5 Pinay Scholars You Need To Know

    In honor of Women's History Month, see this short list of Pinay scholars who are interrogating, challenging, and decolonizing the world with their groundbreaking research and activism. See more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Searching for a book to add to your summer reading list? Dr. Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at UC Davis, has recently released her second book, "Asian America: Sociological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives." 
    The book examines the "key sociological topics through the experiences of Asian Americans, including social hierarchies (of race, gender, and sexuality), work, education, family, culture, identity, media, pan-ethnicity, social movements, and politics.  Read more.
  • March 12, 2014 11:59 AM | Deleted user

    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN CEO Marily Mondejar, with invited speakers San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and former SF Mayor Gavin Newsom, will be attending and representing both the Filipina Women's Network and the Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women at the Parallel Event for CSW 58 "Sustainable Cities and Women's Human Rights" at the United Nations on March 13, 2014. http://www.iawrt.org/parallel-event-csw-58. For more info on the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY, visit http://www.ngocsw.org/

    Woohoo!
    Check out the awesome photos from 1 Billion Rising in front of San Francisco City Hall on February 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/87584866@N00



    SAVE THE DATE! FWN is going to the Philippines for the 11th Filipina Leadership Global S
    ummit (Oct. 5-8, 2014)
    *** SUPER early bird registrations now OPEN until March 31***

    FWN is thrilled to share the news!  For the first time in the history of the Filipina Women's Network, we're convening the Filipina Leadership Global Summit outside of the United States.  We're going back to our roots, our home country, the ***Philippines*** 

    We have re-purposed the mission of the Filipina Women's Network: A Filipina Woman Leader in every sector of the ec
    onomy. 


    First stop - "home" - to our roots, our home country, to re-visit, re-capture, re-invigorate the values and the indomitable spirit of being Filipina. So, home is where our hearts are - the Philippines.
    • 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
    Open Call for School Award Nominations: Educators to be honored for promoting diversity at the 10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration

    Nomination Criteria:
    For individuals (administrators, faculty, educators and staff), nominees must be of Asian descent and demonstrate exemplary commitment to promoting cross cultural diversity and awareness in their campus and/or community (e.g. diversity showcase, foods day, etc.)  All Bay Area public and private schools K-12 are eligible to apply. Schools may nominate more than one individual. The AsianWeek Foundation will select at least 4 winners total.

    Nomination Process and Awards Announcement:
    The nomination period is from now until April 4, 2014.

    Forms can be filled out online:
    2014 Hill Physicians AHSC School Awards Nomination Form.

    Winners will be notified by April 28, 2014, and will be expected to attend the 10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration on Saturday, May 17 to receive their award on stage in an hour long ceremony inside the Asian Art Museum's Samsung Hall. There will be a reception with light refreshments and food for honorees and friends from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.

    For more info visit: http://asianfairsf.com/2014/02/open-call-for-school-award-nominations


    Ms. Tina Monzon-Palma, Program Director of Bantay Bata to visit California from April 23 to May 4, 2014
    Ms. Monzon Palma and Bantay Bata would like to gather for a morning, afternoon, or evening for two hours with coffee and sandwiches to share the success and changes of Bantay Bata as it continually evolves to remain relevant in its commitment to the Filipino children. Please coordinate with the following ABS-CBN Foundation personnel:
    • Alma Madsombol, US Coordinator: almamagsombol@gmail.com
    Redwood City Office: 650-508-6126
    • Manila Resource Mobilization Officers:
    Jennifer Damian: jennifer_damian-cti@abs-cbn.com, +632-0923-2964147
    Celeste Apa: celeste_marcelo-cti@abs-cbn.com, +632-0916-5917842

      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.

    Facts for Features: Women's History Month: March 2014
    National Women's History Month's roots go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women's Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn't until 1981 that Congress established National Women's History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS

    Eden: a sex slave's story
    Wearing just their underwear, the girls line up with their backs to the wall, arms by their side, heads down, frozen to the spot. They dare not move. - Investik8. Read more.
    Fil-Am anchor quits on air due to Ukrainian crisis

    On March 5, a Filipina-Hungarian-American news anchor from Moscow-funded news network, Russia Today (RT) quit on air, due to "ethical and moral" challenges she faced while working for the network. - Asian Journal. Read more.

    Asian American Organizations and ABC Network Hold Successful Meeting About Kimmel Skit
    According to a Filipino community leader, two officials confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now looking to meet with Filipino groups regarding the Philippine’s request for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). - See more at: http://asianjournal.com/news/dhs-to-discuss-tps-with-pinoy-groups-on-feb-27/#sthash.ie9Y252T.dpuf
    Several representatives from Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations collaborated to share their concerns regarding the October "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" skit that used hate speach. - Asian Fortune News. Read more.
    PG&E hikes spending on Asian-owned business and other diverse suppliers
    Live musical performances, modern art and food-inspired films make up for an impressive lineup of events for this year's program. "Jazz In Love" is the only Filipino directed film featured this year. - AsianWeek. Read more.

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Mary Elizabeth Inn Speaker Series: Public Talk with Honorable Teresa Cox, March 13, 2014, Thursday from 12PM to 2PM - Metropolitan Club, 640 Sutter Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Asian Women's Shelter's Drink For A Cause, March 14, 2014, Friday at Manor West, 750 Harrison Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    6th Women in Military History: Honoring Women in the Military,
    March 15, 2014, Saturday from 12 to 3PM - Twin Towers United Methodist Church, 1411 Oak Street, Alameda. RSVP by March 7 by phone (510)-748-6881 or by email at womeninmilitary@yahoo.com.
    2014  Hall of Fame Awards Dinner: Honoring Women Who Make a Difference in Contra Costa County, March 20, 2014, Thursday at 6:30 PM - Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Dr., Concord. Click for info.
    Anita Documentary Opening in the Bay Area, March 21, 2014, Friday at Landmark Embarcadero Cinemas, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level, San Francisco & Landmark Shattuck Cinemas, 2230 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley. Click for info.

    Living the Legacy: Celebrating 130th Anniversary of AAUW San Francisco,
    March 22, 2014, Saturday from 12:30PM to 3:30PM - Presidio Private Golf Club, 8 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco. Click for info.

    API IDV Webinar: Shelter Access for LGBTQ Survivors
    , March 27, 2014, Thursday at 2PM to 3PM EST. 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.

    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.

    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

    API Equality-Northern California Summer Internship
    Deadline: March 14,, 2014
    https://docs.google.com/a/ffwn.org/forms/d/1NLjW2O8og9gOo4sIrZ61PIldXos7uuzzBRSftCSAnes/viewform

    Nonprofit Leadership Program for Asian & Pacific Islander Women Executive Directors
    (Los Angeles, CA) - http://www.leap.org/empower_nlp.php
    • Part 1: March 31 - April 4
    • Part 2: Ongoing Coaching
    • Part 3: Board Governance
    • Part 4: August 25-27

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Pharrell Williams 'Happy' - Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan

    Filipinos are clapping along. Check out this version of Pharrell Williams' song 'Happy' filmed in Tacloban City. See more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Pinatubo eruption photo listed among '32 Heart Stopping Moments' on HuffPost
    An iconic photo captured during the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991 was recently featured by Huffington Post as one of the 32 Heart-Stopping Moments You Can Only Experience Thanks to a Camera.  Read more.
  • March 04, 2014 12:37 PM | Deleted user

    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Congrats to Agnes Ubalde (US FWN100 '09)! Agnes will be honored at Alameda County's 2014 Women's Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony & Luncheon on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Oakland. https://www.acgov.org/cao/halloffame/

    Woohoo!
    Check out the awesome photos from 1 Billion Rising in front of San Francisco City Hall on February 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/87584866@N00



    SAVE THE DATE! FWN is going to the Philippines for the 11th Filipina Leadership Global S
    ummit (Oct. 5-8, 2014)
    *** SUPER early bird registrations now OPEN until March 31***

    FWN is thrilled to share the news!  For the first time in the history of the Filipina Women's Network, we're convening the Filipina Leadership Global Summit outside of the United States.  We're going back to our roots, our home country, the ***Philippines*** 

    We have re-purposed the mission of the Filipina Women's Network: A Filipina Woman Leader in every sector of the ec
    onomy. 


    First stop - "home" - to our roots, our home country, to re-visit, re-capture, re-invigorate the values and the indomitable spirit of being Filipina. So, home is where our hearts are - the Philippines.
    • 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

    Ms. Tina Monzon-Palma, Program Director of Bantay Bata to visit California from April 23 to May 4, 2014
    Ms. Monzon Palma and Bantay Bata would like to gather for a morning, afternoon, or evening for two hours with coffee and sandwiches to share the success and changes of Bantay Bata as it continually evolves to remain relevant in its commitment to the Filipino children. Please coordinate with the following ABS-CBN Foundation personnel:
    • Alma Madsombol, US Coordinator: almamagsombol@gmail.com
    Redwood City Office: 650-508-6126
    • Manila Resource Mobilization Officers:
    Jennifer Damian: jennifer_damian-cti@abs-cbn.com, +632-0923-2964147
    Celeste Apa: celeste_marcelo-cti@abs-cbn.com, +632-0916-5917842
    Women's Media Center Announces the publication of WMC Status of Women in U.S. Media Report 2014 - http://wmc.3cdn.net/6dd3de8ca65852dbd4_fjm6yck9o.pdf

    9th Anniversary of the San Francisco International Women's Film Festival (March 7 & 29, 2014) Needs Your Support!

    Support the SF Women's Film Fest by making a donation through Indiegogo and you'll be able to get tickets before they go on sale, VIP Seating, See your name (or your company logo) on the big screen and more! -
    http://igg.me/at/sfwfiff2014

      PRESS RELEASES

    Presidential Proclamation -- Women's History Month, 2014

    Throughout our Nation's history, American women have led movements for social and economic justice, made groundbreaking scientific discoveries, enriched our culture with stunning works of art and literature, and charted bold directions in our foreign policy. Read full text.

    Facts for Features: Women's History Month: March 2014
    National Women's History Month's roots go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women's Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn't until 1981 that Congress established National Women's History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS

    Fil-Am student, nurse awarded for excellence, community service
    Two Filipino Americans were among the recipients of awards given by the Asian American Coalition of Chicago (AACC) during its 31st annual Lunar New Year Celebration dinner ball at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont last Feb. 22. - Inquirer. Read more.
    South Dakota Lawmakers Call for Ban on Sex-Selective Abortions Due to Asian Immigrants
    According to a Filipino community leader, two officials confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now looking to meet with Filipino groups regarding the Philippine’s request for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). - See more at: http://asianjournal.com/news/dhs-to-discuss-tps-with-pinoy-groups-on-feb-27/#sthash.ie9Y252T.dpuf
    Representative Stace Nelson addressed the floor, saying his years living in Asia as a U.S. Marine showed him that Asian people do not value women's lives as much as men. - New America Media. Read more.
    DIRECTIONS IN SOUND and CAAMFest Add New Sounds and Tastes to CAAMFest 2014
    Live musical performances, modern art and food-inspired films make up for an impressive lineup of events for this year's program. "Jazz In Love" is the only Filipino directed film featured this year. - AsianWeek. Read more.
    When It Comes To Women's Writing, How Do Publications Stack Up?
    If it seems like male authors get more attention, there are hard numbers to back that up: The VIDA count. - NPR. Read more.
    50 Books by Women Authors to Read for #ReadWomen2014
    Wanting to read some books written by women this year? Check out this list of 50 book suggestions. - Flavorwire. Read more.

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    The Commonwealth Club of CA - The Public Forum: A Talk with Philippine Ambassador Jose Cuisia, Jr., March 7, 2014, Friday at 11:30 AM - The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco. Click for info.

    San Francisco Summer Resource Fair,
    March 8, 2014, Saturday from 10AM to 2PM - Balboa High School, 1000 Cayuga Avenue, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Refresh 2014: AAWAA Annual Fundraiser
    , March 8, 2014, Saturday from 1PM to 5PM - The Sequoias Atrium, 1400 Geary Blvd, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Inline image 2 2014 National Youth Organizing Training Institute: West Coast,
    March 5, 6, & 7, Oakland. Co-Sponsored by POWER & Coleman Advocates & Community Rights Campaign. Apply by January 21st. Click for info.

    Fiona Ma's Birthday Celebration,
    March 6, 2014, Thursday at 5PM to 8PM - Mighty Nightclub, 119 Utah Street, San Francisco. Click for info. 

    The UN Association SF Women's Committee - International Women's Day Celebration
    , March 8, 2014, Saturday from 6pm to 9pm - Infusion Lounge, 124 Ellis Street, San Francisco. Click for info.
    close the gap CA's Stop the Slide Tour, March 10, 2014, Monday from 6:30PM to 8:30PM - The Bar Assocation of SF Conference Center, 301 Battery Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Mary Elizabeth Inn Speaker Series: Public Talk with Honorable Teresa Cox,
    March 13, 2014, Thursday from 12PM to 2PM - Metropolitan Club, 640 Sutter Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    6th Women in Military History: Honoring Women in the Military,
    March 15, 2014, Saturday from 12 to 3PM - Twin Towers United Methodist Church, 1411 Oak Street, Alameda. RSVP by March 7 by phone (510)-748-6881 or by email at womeninmilitary@yahoo.com.
    2014  Hall of Fame Awards Dinner: Honoring Women Who Make a Difference in Contra Costa County, March 20, 2014, Thursday at 6:30 PM - Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 John Glenn Dr., Concord. Click for info.
    Living the Legacy: Celebrating 130th Anniversary of AAUW San Francisco, March 22, 2014, Saturday from 12:30PM to 3:30PM - Presidio Private Golf Club, 8 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco. 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.

    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.

    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

    "I Am a Ghost" - DVD soon to be available
    H.P. Mendoza's film will available on DVD, VOD, and Digital HD on March 1, 2014. http://iamaghost.com/

    Nonprofit Leadership Program for Asian & Pacific Islander Women Executive Directors
    (Los Angeles, CA) - http://www.leap.org/empower_nlp.php
    • Part 1: March 31 - April 4
    • Part 2: Ongoing Coaching
    • Part 3: Board Governance
    • Part 4: August 25-27
    Seeking Fun, Warm-Hearted Tagalog Lead Instructor for East Bay Summer Camp (Week of June 23, June 16 or 30, and week of July 14)

    Sama Sama Summer Camp is an exciting, new day camp for ages 5-10 years old in Oakland and Berkeley. The camp is designed to provide children a fun, engaging, and critical way of exploring the intersections of culture, art, and ecology. With Tagalog language immersion, dance and music from pre-colonial Philippines and exploration of our ecological heritage, Sama Sama is a summer camp experience unlike any other.

    The Lead Instructor will be responsible for daily Tagalog lessons; work with a team of parents to develop curriculum and lesson plans, be a part of a collective of parents & volunteers to run the camp.

    Preferred Skills & Qualifications:


    • Experience in teaching Tagalog.

    • Experience working with elementary school-aged children.

    • Experience with curriculum development and lesson planning.

    • Experience and/or working knowledge of migration, social & environmental justice issues, education, arts, organizing.

    • Use of play, inquiry-based learning.

    • Experience working in a cooperative or desire to work in a cooperative structure.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lisa Juachon at lcjuachon@gmail.com


    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Quiz: How well do you know notable women?

    To commemorate the contributions of women both past and present, the PBS NewsHour has created a quiz to test your knowledge about notable women. Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Robert Lopez Wins Oscar for 'Original Song,' Becomes the First Asian American to EGOT
    Robert Lopez made history when he won the Oscar for Music (Original Song) at the 86th Academy Awards for writing the music and lyrics of "Let It Go" from "Frozen" (along with this wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez).  Read more.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Congrats to Loida Nicolas Lewis (Global FWN100 '13)! Loida was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Migration Policy Institute, the world's premier think tank that analyzes international migration. Read the press release here: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/news/board-of-trustees-appointments-feb-2014

    Woohoo!
    Check out the awesome photos from 1 Billion Rising in front of San Francisco City Hall on February 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/87584866@N00



    SAVE THE DATE! FWN is going to the Philippines for the 11th Filipina Leadership Global S
    ummit (Oct. 5-8, 2014)
    *** SUPER early bird registrations now OPEN until March 31***

    FWN is thrilled to share the news!  For the first time in the history of the Filipina Women's Network, we're convening the Filipina Leadership Global Summit outside of the United States.  We're going back to our roots, our home country, the ***Philippines*** 

    We have re-purposed the mission of the Filipina Women's Network: A Filipina Woman Leader in every sector of the ec
    onomy. 


    First stop - "home" - to our roots, our home country, to re-visit, re-capture, re-invigorate the values and the indomitable spirit of being Filipina. So, home is where our hearts are - the Philippines.
    • 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

    Women's Media Center Announces the publication of WMC Status of Women in U.S. Media Report 2014 -
    http://wmc.3cdn.net/6dd3de8ca65852dbd4_fjm6yck9o.pdf

    9th Anniversary of the San Francisco International Women's Film Festival (March 7 & 29, 2014) Needs Your Support!

    Support the SF Women's Film Fest by making a donation through Indiegogo and you'll be able to get tickets before they go on sale, VIP Seating, See your name (or your company logo) on the big screen and more! -
    http://igg.me/at/sfwfiff2014

      PRESS RELEASES

    Filipinos in Entertainment and Media To Share Insight With UC Berkeley's Fil-Am Community

    Los Angeles-based organization FilAm Creative, along with UC Berkeley's Asian Pacific American Student Development group and Pilipin@ Community Council will host "Pilipin@s in Entertainment and Media" panel discussion. Read full text.

    Philippine Consulate General - Passports FAQ

    To better serve kababayans, this year our Facebook page will feature frequently asked questions about our services.
    Read full text.


    IN THE NEWS

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Philippines a successful test bed for internet.org initiative with Globe Telecom partnership

    Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg keynotes this year's Mobile World Congress with the theme "Creating What's Next". - Asian Journal. Read more....

    DHS to discuss TPS with Pinoy groups on Feb. 27

    According to a Filipino community leader, two officials confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now looking to meet with Filipino groups regarding the Philippine’s request for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). - See more at: http://asianjournal.com/news/dhs-to-discuss-tps-with-pinoy-groups-on-feb-27/#sthash.ie9Y252T.dpuf
    According to a Filipino community leader, two officials confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now looking to meet with Filipino groups regarding the Philippine's request for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). - Asian Journal. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Asian Women's Shelter: Happy Hour Benefit Event, February 27, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 9PM - The Office, 194 Church Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Appointments Training Workshop for Women with Mona Pasquil, Fiona Ma, and Jose Medina,
    February 27, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 8PM - Riverside City Hall, Mayor's Ceremonial Room, 7th Floor, Riverside. Click for info.

    Free Legal Clinic for Domestic Violence Survivors,
    March 1, 2014, Saturday from 12PM to 1:30PM - Louis B. Mayer Lounge, 1st Floor, UC Hastings College of Law, 198 McAllister Street, San Francisco. For more info call (415)-782-8980.

    APAPA Town Halls Regarding SCA 5,
    March 2, 2014, Sunday from 1:30PM to 5PM - Cupertino Community Hall 10350 Torre Avenue, Cupertino. Contact Dr. Albert Wang, aybwang@comcast.net or Joel Wong, joelwong@comcast.net.

    Women's History Month Awards: "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, & Commitment",
    March 4, 2014, Tuesday from 3:30PM to 7PM - San Francisco City Hall. Click for info.

    Tales from a Digital Nomad: How to Become Location Independent (And Work in Paradise)
    , March 4, 2014, Tuesday from 6PM to 8PM - Impact Hub San Francisco, 901 Mission Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    The Commonwealth Club of CA - The Public Forum: A Talk with Philippine Ambassador Jose Cuisia, Jr.
    , March 7, 2014, Friday at 11:30 AM - The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco. Click for info.

    San Francisco Summer Resource Fair,
    March 8, 2014, Saturday from 10AM to 2PM - Balboa High School, 1000 Cayuga Avenue, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Refresh 2014: AAWAA Annual Fundraiser
    , March 8, 2014, Saturday from 1PM to 5PM - The Sequoias Atrium, 1400 Geary Blvd, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Inline image 2 2014 National Youth Organizing Training Institute: West Coast,
    March 5, 6, & 7, Oakland. Co-Sponsored by POWER & Coleman Advocates & Community Rights Campaign. Apply by January 21st. Click for info.

    Fiona Ma's Birthday Celebration,
    March 6, 2014, Thursday at 5PM to 8PM - Mighty Nightclub, 119 Utah Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    close the gap CA's Stop the Slide Tour,
    March 10, 2014, Monday from 6:30PM to 8:30PM - The Bar Assocation of SF Conference Center, 301 Battery Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Mary Elizabeth Inn Speaker Series: Public Talk with Honorable Teresa Cox,
    March 13, 2014, Thursday from 12PM to 2PM - Metropolitan Club, 640 Sutter Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    6th Women in Military History: Honoring Women in the Military,
    March 15, 2014, Saturday from 12PM to 3PM - Twin Towers United Methodist Church, 1411 Oak Street, Alameda. Call (510)-748-6881 or email womeninmilitary@yahoo.com.

    Living the Legacy: Celebrating 130th Anniversary of AAUW San Francisco,
    March 22, 2014, Saturday from 12:30PM to 3:30PM - Presidio Private Golf Club, 8 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco. 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.

    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.

    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.
    Philippines

    America in 3D - A Road Show on Diplomacy, Development, & Defense, March 1 & 2, 2014, Saturday and Sunday at 10AM - SM Mall of Asia. Click for info.

    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

    "I Am a Ghost" - DVD soon to be available
    H.P. Mendoza's film will available on DVD, VOD, and Digital HD on March 1, 2014. http://iamaghost.com/

    Nonprofit Leadership Program for Asian & Pacific Islander Women Executive Directors
    (Los Angeles, CA) - http://www.leap.org/empower_nlp.php
    • Part 1: March 31 - April 4
    • Part 2: Ongoing Coaching
    • Part 3: Board Governance
    • Part 4: August 25-27
    Seeking Fun, Warm-Hearted Tagalog Lead Instructor for East Bay Summer Camp (Week of June 23, June 16 or 30, and week of July 14)

    Sama Sama Summer Camp is an exciting, new day camp for ages 5-10 years old in Oakland and Berkeley. The camp is designed to provide children a fun, engaging, and critical way of exploring the intersections of culture, art, and ecology. With Tagalog language immersion, dance and music from pre-colonial Philippines and exploration of our ecological heritage, Sama Sama is a summer camp experience unlike any other.

    The Lead Instructor will be responsible for daily Tagalog lessons; work with a team of parents to develop curriculum and lesson plans, be a part of a collective of parents & volunteers to run the camp.

    Preferred Skills & Qualifications:


    • Experience in teaching Tagalog.

    • Experience working with elementary school-aged children.

    • Experience with curriculum development and lesson planning.

    • Experience and/or working knowledge of migration, social & environmental justice issues, education, arts, organizing.

    • Use of play, inquiry-based learning.

    • Experience working in a cooperative or desire to work in a cooperative structure.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lisa Juachon at lcjuachon@gmail.com


    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Best-selling author Mitch Albom donates books to kids in typhoon-hit Leyte
    Mitch Albom donated books to the children of an elementary school in Palo, Leyte on Monday, a report aired on GMA New's TV's "News to Go," said. The report said Albom also promised to send funds to help rebuild 10 libraries.  Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Top spots for first-rate Filipino in the metro

    A couple of years ago, Andrew Zimmern, host of the popular US television show "Bizarre Foods," declared, "I predict, two years from now, Filipino food will be what we will have been talking about for six months...I think that's going to be the next big thing." Read more.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Way to go Filipinas! At 1 Billion Rising 2014 in front of San Francisco City Hall on February 14, Filipinas rose for justice! Check out our very own Marily Mondejar in an article by Vivian Zalvidea Araullo (US FWN100 '12) in The Inquirer. - http://globalnation.inquirer.net/99075/filipinas-join-one-billion-rising-flash-mob-against-domestic-violence





    SAVE THE DATE! FWN is going to the Philippines for the 11th Filipina Leadership Global S
    ummit (Oct. 5-8, 2014)
    *** SUPER early bird registrations now OPEN until March 31***

    FWN is thrilled to share the news!  For the first time in the history of the Filipina Women's Network, we're convening the Filipina Leadership Global Summit outside of the United States.  We're going back to our roots, our home country, the ***Philippines*** 

    We have re-purposed the mission of the Filipina Women's Network: A Filipina Woman Leader in every sector of the ec
    onomy. 


    First stop - "home" - to our roots, our home country, to re-visit, re-capture, re-invigorate the values and the indomitable spirit of being Filipina. So, home is where our hearts are - the Philippines.
    • 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

    9th Anniversary of the San Francisco International Women's Film Festival (March 7 & 29, 2014) Needs Your Support!

    Support the SF Women's Film Fest by making a donation through Indiegogo and you'll be able to get tickets before they go on sale, VIP Seating, See your name (or your company logo) on the big screen and more! -
    http://igg.me/at/sfwfiff2014

      PRESS RELEASES

    Philippine Consulate General - Passports FAQ

    To better serve kababayans, this year our Facebook page will feature frequently asked questions about our services.
    Read full text.


    IN THE NEWS

    1 Billion Rising holds 2nd event outside SF City Hall

    San Francisco city leaders joined a crowd of hundreds outside City Hall to be part of the 1 Billion Rising movement -- the global campaign is an effort to end violence against women. - ABC 7 News. Read more....

    Asian-American Athletes At Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi

    Team USA will send several athletes, and among them there are several Asian Americans representing the country. - AsianFortune.
    Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Learn Healthy Finances with Om Sukheenai & 30 days to Feeling Fit with Vida Ice, February 18, 2014, Tuesday from 5:30PM to 7:30PM - Umpqua Bank, 1448 NE Weidler Street, Portland. Click for info.

    When Women Succeed, America Succeeds with Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18),
    February 21, 2014, Friday at 11AM - San Jose City College in the Technology Center, Room T-415), 2100 Moorpark Ave, San Jose. Click for info.

    Free Bi-Monthly Immigration Clinic,
    February 21, 2014, Friday from 2PM to 6PM - 310 8th Street #101, Oakland. To schedule an appointment, call 510-465-9876 and speak to Judith. Click for info.

    1st Annual Filipino Heritage Night at Cal Basketball,
    February 23, 2014, Sunday at 5PM vs USC with Pregrame Food Truck Festival & Beer Garden outside Haas Pavilion, cultural dance, special national anthem performance and halftime performance, post-game celebrity basketball game w/ the SF Filipino Consulate. $25 per person includes ticket + Filipino Heritage Night T-Shirts, and a portion of the ticket will be donated to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. Email David Kao at dkao@berkely.edu or (510)-642-2679 for more info. Click for flyer.


    APEX Volunteer for Chinatown Firecracker Run 5K/10K: Hit the Ground Running this Lunar New Year,
    February 23, 2014, Sunday from 7AM to 12PM - Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles. Click for info.

    AT&T Retail Open House & Interview Event,
    February 26, 2014, Wednesday at 10AM - Marin Employment Connection, 3rd Floor, 120 N. Redwood Drive, San Rafael. Click for info.

    The Commonwealth Club of CA - The Public Forum: A Talk with Philippine Ambassador Jose Cuisia, Jr.
    , March 7, 2014, Friday at 11:30 AM - The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Stree, 2nd Floor, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Refresh 2014: AAWAA Annual Fundraiser
    , March 8, 2014, Saturday from 1PM to 5PM - The Sequoias Atrium, 1400 Geary Blvd, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Inline image 2 2014 National Youth Organizing Training Institute: West Coast,
    March 5, 6, & 7, Oakland. Co-Sponsored by POWER & Coleman Advocates & Community Rights Campaign. Apply by January 21st. Click for info.

    Fiona Ma's Birthday Celebration,
    March 6, 2014, Thursday at 5PM to 8PM - Mighty Nightclub, 119 Utah Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Living the Legacy: Celebrating 130th Anniversary of AAUW San Francisco,
    March 22, 2014, Saturday from 12:30PM to 3:30PM - Presidio Private Golf Club, 8 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco. 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.

    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

    Honoring Women Worldwide: Dress for Success
    , February 25, 2014, Tuesday from 5PM to 7:30PM - Travelers, Jackson Room, 385 Washington St., St. Paul. Click for info.

    New York

    Speak Up and Speak Out: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking,
    February 20, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 9PM at Microsoft Eleven Times Square, 8th venue between 41st and 42nd St, 6th Floor, Radio City Room, NYC. Click for info.

    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

    Nonprofit Leadership Program for Asian & Pacific Islander Women Executive Directors (Los Angeles, CA) - http://www.leap.org/empower_nlp.php
    • Part 1: March 31 - April 4
    • Part 2: Ongoing Coaching
    • Part 3: Board Governance
    • Part 4: August 25-27
    Apply for College Scholarships for Asian Students
    Posted by: The Asian Pacific Fund
    Deadline: February 20, 2014
    http://www.asianpacificfund.org/files/sch_flyer_2014.pdf


    Job Title: Assistant Director
    Posted by: Sacramento County DCSS
    Deadline to Apply: February 21, 2014
    http://www.csdaca.org/careeropportunities.aspx

    Seeking Fun, Warm-Hearted Tagalog Lead Instructor for East Bay Summer Camp
    (Week of June 23, June 16 or 30, and week of July 14)

    Sama Sama Summer Camp is an exciting, new day camp for ages 5-10 years old in Oakland and Berkeley. The camp is designed to provide children a fun, engaging, and critical way of exploring the intersections of culture, art, and ecology. With Tagalog language immersion, dance and music from pre-colonial Philippines and exploration of our ecological heritage, Sama Sama is a summer camp experience unlike any other.

    The Lead Instructor will be responsible for daily Tagalog lessons; work with a team of parents to develop curriculum and lesson plans, be a part of a collective of parents & volunteers to run the camp.

    Preferred Skills & Qualifications:


    • Experience in teaching Tagalog.

    • Experience working with elementary school-aged children.

    • Experience with curriculum development and lesson planning.

    • Experience and/or working knowledge of migration, social & environmental justice issues, education, arts, organizing.

    • Use of play, inquiry-based learning.

    • Experience working in a cooperative or desire to work in a cooperative structure.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lisa Juachon at lcjuachon@gmail.com


    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Growing Up Half Asian American: Curse or Gift?
    "In this era of globalization and liberalization, being - and identifying as - biracial is becoming increasingly common." Read some stories from half Filipina, half Romanian Amanda Andrei and other biracial women.  Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Filipino Figure Skater Wins Hearts Worldwide

    He entered the biggest sporting stage with the modest goal of making it to the top 24, but Michael Martinez, the Philippines' brave lone Winter Olympian, was way more than that. Read more.
  • February 11, 2014 11:36 AM | Deleted user

    IN THIS ISSUE:

    California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (US FWN100 '07) calls "lack of access to courts a 'new civil rights issue'" in a Huffington Post article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sara-warner/justice-takes-the-slow-la_b_4738030.html

    Check out "Meet Fil-Indian woman behind 'The Killing'" - an article by Yong Chavez (FWN100 '12).
    "The Killing" is a thriller drama about the death of a young girl and the lives of the detectives involved with the investigation. To read more, visit http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/02/03/14/meet-fil-indian-woman-behind-killing




    SAVE THE DATE! FWN is going to the Philippines for the 11th Filipina Leadership Global S
    ummit (Oct. 5-8, 2014)
    *** SUPER early bird registrations now OPEN until March 31***

    FWN is thrilled to share the news!  For the first time in the history of the Filipina Women's Network, we're convening the Filipina Leadership Global Summit outside of the United States.  We're going back to our roots, our home country, the ***Philippines*** 

    We have re-purposed the mission of the Filipina Women's Network: A Filipina Woman Leader in every sector of the ec
    onomy. 


    First stop - "home" - to our roots, our home country, to re-visit, re-capture, re-invigorate the values and the indomitable spirit of being Filipina. So, home is where our hearts are - the Philippines.
    • 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 ARTISTS: Creative Pinay Crones Exhibit (March 8 - July 31, 2014)
    Exhibit Entry Deadline: Sunday, February 16, 2014
    Open to all Pinay artists 55 years+ residing in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. We welcome the opportunity to support works that are retrospective in nature, current new works and/or thematic works not previously shared with the general public. We are accepting all media, including crafts, literary, music, and performing arts. The process of creating this exhibit is organic and taking shape as it happens. However, we wish to have a few guidelines that reflects consistency in our decisions. Here are the guidelines:
    • All artists need to submit a biography and artist statement.
    • Only emailed entries received by February 16th with digitally uploaded images, literary works, and videos will be accepted. Send all information to creativistpinaycrones2014@gmail.com. If proposing a site-specific installation please include a brief description of concept with supporting images; a visit to International Hotel Manilatown Center gallery prior to entry would be advisable (to schedule an appointment, send email to evelynluluquisen@manilatown.org).
    • Artists should live, work, and manifest their art in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. Proximity to the exhibit location makes transporting the artwork manageable. It also makes the exhibit more accessible for the artists' personal and professional networks to attend exhibit events. Preferably artists should be in one of the following counties: Alameda, Alpine,Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo, Yuba.
    • Ten (10) digital images of your original work not previously shown in the International Hotel Manilatown Center.
    • Literary artists may submit up to 5 to 7 poems or 3 to 5 short stories and/or excerpt of prose. and are welcome to sell their publications at the Center.

    • Musicians and performing artists submit 3 to 5 video samples.
    • Artwork must be listed with title, media, dimensions, date and price. Artists are allowed to sell their work. For work that sells, artists must replace works with an alternate piece upon release to the buyer. We are asking for a minimum donation of 30% of all sales to benefit the Manilatown Heritage Foundation.
    • Artists will be encouraged to present in “Creativist” workshops to be scheduled during the exhibit. If you would like to present a workshop, please include a one paragraph summary of your proposed workshop(s).
    Accepted artists will be informed beginning February 23, 2014 by email and will enter a dialogue with our curatorial committee about how to proceed.
    Send all entries, artist biography and statements to:   creativistpinaycrones2014@gmail.com
    You may also send your inquiries to Evelyn Luluquisen or Jeanette Lazam at creativistpinaycrones2014@gmail.com


    9th Anniversary of the San Francisco International Women's Film Festival (March 7 & 29, 2014) Needs Your Support!

    Support the SF Women's Film Fest by making a donation through Indiegogo and you'll be able to get tickets before they go on sale, VIP Seating, See your name (or your company logo) on the big screen and more! -
    http://igg.me/at/sfwfiff2014


    RISE with FWN at 1 BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE on February 14, 4-6pm at San Francisco City Hall!




      PRESS RELEASES

    Apl.de.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas Joins Mayor Ed Lee, District Attorney Gascon, Women Leaders and Activists, on the steps of City Hall

    On Friday, February 14, San Francisco joins the global "One Billion Rising for Justice" campaign taking place is 184 countries (and growing) to demand justice and an end to violence against women and girls.
    Read full text.

    Philippine Consulate General - Passports FAQ

    To better serve kababayans, this year our Facebook page will feature frequently asked questions about our services.
    Read full text.


    IN THE NEWS

    A longer application form for hopeful US citizens

    Immigration officials rolled out a new application form for U.S. citizenship on Tuesday - 21 pages in length - twice as long as the current form. - Southern California Public Radio. Read more....

    Tiger Mother' Author Spells Out 3 Traits That Drive Success In The U.S.
    Amy Chua is out with another provocative book, co-written by Jed Rubenfield, which argues that "eight cultural groups are posed for success in the U.S. because those cultures possess specific traits." - NPR. Read more...

    The Lone Filipino Winter Olympian

    Michael Christian Martinez is the sole representative of the Philippines at Sochi and the first to participate in the Winter Olympics in 22 years. - New America Media. Read more...

    The 'Bamboo Ceiling': Hollywood Shuns Asians, While New Media Embraces Them

    Asians have found stardom on social media and reality TV, but continue to be underrepresented on the silver screen. - New America Media.
    Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    NAWBO-SFBA Educational Speaker Series & Dinner, February 13, 2014, Thursday from 5:30PM to 8PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, Union Square, 450 Powell Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    American Center of Philippine Art's 5th Anniversary Dinner & Show Gala,
    February 15, 2014, Saturday from 6PM to 10PM - Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 Ninth Street, Suite 290, 2nd Floor of Pacific Renaissance Plaza, Oakland. Click for info.

    Learn Healthy Finances with Om Sukheenai & 30 days to Feeling Fit with Vida Ice,
    February 18, 2014, Tuesday from 5:30PM to 7:30PM - Umpqua Bank, 1448 NE Weidler Street, Portland. Click for info.

    Free Bi-Monthly Immigration Clinic,
    February 21, 2014, Friday from 2PM to 6PM - 310 8th Street #101, Oakland. To schedule an appointment, call 510-465-9876 and speak to Judith. Click for info.

    1st Annual Filipino Heritage Night at Cal Basketball,
    February 23, 2014, Sunday at 5PM vs USC with Pregrame Food Truck Festival & Beer Garden outside Haas Pavilion, cultural dance, special national anthem performance and halftime performance, post-game celebrity basketball game w/ the SF Filipino Consulate. $25 per person includes ticket + Filipino Heritage Night T-Shirts, and a portion of the ticket will be donated to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. Email David Kao at dkao@berkely.edu or (510)-642-2679 for more info. Click for flyer.


    APEX Volunteer for Chinatown Firecracker Run 5K/10K: Hit the Ground Running this Lunar New Year,
    February 23, 2014, Sunday from 7AM to 12PM - Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles. Click for info.

    AT&T Retail Open House & Interview Event,
    February 26, 2014, Wednesday at 10AM - Marin Employment Connection, 3rd Floor, 120 N. Redwood Drive, San Rafael. Click for info.

    Refresh 2014: AAWAA Annual Fundraiser
    , March 8, 2014, Saturday from 1PM to 5PM - The Sequoias Atrium, 1400 Geary Blvd, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Inline image 2 2014 National Youth Organizing Training Institute: West Coast,
    March 5, 6, & 7, Oakland. Co-Sponsored by POWER & Coleman Advocates & Community Rights Campaign. Apply by January 21st. Click for info.

    Fiona Ma's Birthday Celebration,
    March 6, 2014, Thursday at 5PM to 8PM - Mighty Nightclub, 119 Utah Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Living the Legacy: Celebrating 130th Anniversary of AAUW San Francisco,
    March 22, 2014, Saturday from 12:30PM to 3:30PM - Presidio Private Golf Club, 8 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco. 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.

    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

    Honoring Women Worldwide: Dress for Success
    , February 25, 2014, Tuesday from 5PM to 7:30PM - Travelers, Jackson Room, 385 Washington St., St. Paul. Click for info.

    New York

    Speak Up and Speak Out: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking,
    February 20, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 9PM at Microsoft Eleven Times Square, 8th venue between 41st and 42nd St, 6th Floor, Radio City Room, NYC. Click for info.

    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

    Nonprofit Leadership Program for Asian & Pacific Islander Women Executive Directors (Los Angeles, CA) - http://www.leap.org/empower_nlp.php
    • Part 1: March 31 - April 4
    • Part 2: Ongoing Coaching
    • Part 3: Board Governance
    • Part 4: August 25-27

    PAID Summer Internship for Youth
    Posted by: City and County of San Francisco
    Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014
    http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=4095

    Apply for College Scholarships for Asian Students
    Posted by: The Asian Pacific Fund
    Deadline: February 20, 2014
    http://www.asianpacificfund.org/files/sch_flyer_2014.pdf


    Job Title: Assistant Director
    Posted by: Sacramento County DCSS
    Deadline to Apply: February 21, 2014
    http://www.csdaca.org/careeropportunities.aspx

    Seeking Fun, Warm-Hearted Tagalog Lead Instructor for East Bay Summer Camp
    (Week of June 23, June 16 or 30, and week of July 14)

    Sama Sama Summer Camp is an exciting, new day camp for ages 5-10 years old in Oakland and Berkeley. The camp is designed to provide children a fun, engaging, and critical way of exploring the intersections of culture, art, and ecology. With Tagalog language immersion, dance and music from pre-colonial Philippines and exploration of our ecological heritage, Sama Sama is a summer camp experience unlike any other.

    The Lead Instructor will be responsible for daily Tagalog lessons; work with a team of parents to develop curriculum and lesson plans, be a part of a collective of parents & volunteers to run the camp.

    Preferred Skills & Qualifications:


    • Experience in teaching Tagalog.

    • Experience working with elementary school-aged children.

    • Experience with curriculum development and lesson planning.

    • Experience and/or working knowledge of migration, social & environmental justice issues, education, arts, organizing.

    • Use of play, inquiry-based learning.

    • Experience working in a cooperative or desire to work in a cooperative structure.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lisa Juachon at lcjuachon@gmail.com


    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Fil-Am music artist Bruno Mars Responds to Haters
    After Bruno Mars's Super Bowl halftime performance, the media lashed at Mars calling his performance "forgettable" and that he was "not the right choice" in comparison to past performers like Beyonce and Madonna. Well, Bruno responded to his haters by calling the comments "disgusting." Way to tell 'em Bruno!  Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Lino Brocka's 'Manila in the Claws of Light'

    Lino Brocka's "Manila in the Claws of Light" begins with a whisper and ends with a howl. In between, there are grace notes, escalating horrors and the peripatetic journey of a country mouse, Julio (Rafael Roco Jr., later known as Bembol Roco), in the big city. It's a story of struggle, survival, endurance and defeat that Brocka, perhaps the most celebrated of Filipino directors, filmed down and dirty in Manila when the Philippines was still in the grip of the dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos
    . Click to read more.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:

    Congratulations Agnes Briones Ubalde (FWN100 '09)! Agnes is 1 of the 12 women to be inducted into the Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame for the category of Business and Professions on March 29th at the Greek Orthodox Church in Oakland. Visit https://www.acgov.org/cao/halloffame/ for more info.

    Check out "Meet Fil-Indian woman behind 'The Killing'" - an article by Yong Chavez (FWN100 '12).
    "The Killing" is a thriller drama about the death of a young girl and the lives of the detectives involved with the investigation. To read more, visit http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/02/03/14/meet-fil-indian-woman-behind-killing




    SAVE THE DATE! FWN is going to the Philippines for the 11th Filipina Leadership Global S
    ummit (Oct. 5-8, 2014)
    *** SUPER early bird registrations now OPEN until March 31***

    FWN is thrilled to share the news!  For the first time in the history of the Filipina Women's Network, we're convening the Filipina Leadership Global Summit outside of the United States.  We're going back to our roots, our home country, the ***Philippines*** 

    We have re-purposed the mission of the Filipina Women's Network: A Filipina Woman Leader in every sector of the ec
    onomy. 
    This new mission will drive the nominations of the 2014 search for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World™ - our goal is to identify a Filipina woman leader in every sector of the global economy especially in non-traditional industries like oil & gas, mining, aviation, aerospace, building & construction, auto, forestry & paper, utilities - we just know that behind those successful organizations are Filipina women.
    First stop - "home" - to our roots, our home country, to re-visit, re-capture, re-invigorate the values and the indomitable spirit of being Filipina. So, home is where our hearts are - the Philippines.
    • 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.
    Next week, nominations for the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award™ 2014, begins.

    Co-Convenor of the 11th Filipina Leadership Global Summit is the COMMISSION ON FILIPINOS OVERSEAS with the Office of the President of the Philippines, through the personal support of our very own esteemed FWN Member, Cabinet Secretary Mely Nicolas, Global FWN100 '13.


    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION




    FREE close the gap CA Webinar


    As an ally of close the gap CA, FWN's members can view the first of four free quarterly webinars to recruit progressive candidates to run for office.


    RSVP for the first webinar, "How to Be An Ace Recruiter" on February 18, Tuesday from 12PM - 1PM PT.

    For more info, visit
    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/812769246939997697




    RISE with FWN at 1 BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE on February 14, 4-6pm at San Francisco City Hall!



    Check out Master of Public Health (MPH) student Jennifer Celio's public health blog for resources and her insight on different public health issues and policies.
    Visit http://masterofpublichealth.org/blog/


    Call for Support: RecCheck App

    RecCheck is a mobile application being developed by Draper University graduate and Filipino American Kevin Hernandez. The innovative app allows users to easily set up pick-up games with friends and other players nearby. The campaign is the first to be supported by the Hispanic Chamber of E-Commerce. Check out the campaign by clicking here. Right now, RecCheck needs your support. To help Kevin, you can help bring a fellow Fil-Am's vision to life by donating at https://www.crowdismo.com/project/reccheckapp. For more info, visit http://www.reccheckapp.com/.

      PRESS RELEASES

    BAYAN USA Queer Caucus & GABRIELA-USA Stands in Solidarity with Gay Filipino Journalist Randy Gener and the LGBTQ Community

    The BAYAN USA Queer Caucus (QC), a committee of LGBTQ-identified members of BAYAN USA, and GABRIELA NY - USA, an alliance of organizations representing Filipina women across the United States, stand in solidarity with the friends and family of openly out gay journalist, Randy Gener, who was brutally attacked walking home from a party on January 17th.
    Read full text.

    Philippine Consulate General - Passports FAQ

    To better serve kababayans, this year our Facebook page will feature frequently asked questions about our services. Read full text.

    Mayor Lee's Statement on President Obama's State of the Union Address

    Mayor Edwin M. Le
    e today issued the following statement on President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address where Mayor Lee sat with First Lady Michelle Obama in the viewing box of the U.S. Capitol. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS

    Wall Street Journal: Filipino American CEO breaks the glass ceiling

    When Care.com made its initial public offering on Friday, its CEO became a member of a very small club. - AsAm News. Read more....

    Fear, Language and Money -- San Jose Ethnic Media Tackle Barriers to Citizenship
    More than 8 million immigrants in the U.S. have green cards and are eligible for U.S. citizenship. Yet only 8% become citizens each year. -  New America Media. Read more...
    Philippines GDP growth seen at 6.2 pct in 2014 - UN report

    East Asia is expected to remain the fastest-growing region in the world, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014 (WESP) report. - SF GateRead more...
    Mayor Ed Lee guest of First Lady for State of the Union
    When President Obama addresses the nation Tuesday, Mayor Ed Lee won't have to strain to hear
    . - ABS-CBN. Read more...


    Filipina-owned skincare company named one of "The Best New Natural Skincare Brands of 2013"
    2013 was an exciting year for natural anti-aging skincare. - Truth In Aging. Read more...

    Mobile Asia holds key to Facebook's future growth

    As Facebook celebrates its 10th birthday, one of its biggest challenges is to tap the mobile market in emerging Asian economies, where it can drive expansion after growth in the West tapers off. - Inquirer. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    2014 Book of Lists Party, February 6, 2014, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    APEX Orange County Kick Off Mixer,
    February 6, 2014, Thursday from 6:30PM to 9:30PM - Orrick Law Firm, Orange County Office. Click for info.

    Healthcare 411 Workshop with Congresswoman Jackie Speier
    , February 7th, 2014, Friday from 9AM to 2PM - San Francisco State University, Jack Adams Hall, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco. Click for info. Click to sign-up.

    Center for Asian Pacific American Women's Building Strength Within - West Coast Workshop,
    February 10, 2014, Monday from 9AM to 4PM - Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Avenue, Suite 290, Oakland. Click for info.

    NAWBO-SFBA Educational Speaker Series & Dinner,
    February 13, 2014, Thursday from 5:30PM to 8PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, Union Square, 450 Powell Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    American Center of Philippine Art's 5th Anniversary Dinner & Show Gala,
    February 15, 2014, Saturday from 6PM to 10PM - Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 Ninth Street, Suite 290, 2nd Floor of Pacific Renaissance Plaza, Oakland. Click for info.

    Learn Healthy Finances with Om Sukheenai & 30 days to Feeling Fit with Vida Ice,
    February 18, 2014, Tuesday from 5:30PM to 7:30PM - Umpqua Bank, 1448 NE Weidler Street, Portland. Click for info.

    Free Bi-Monthly Immigration Clinic,
    February 21, 2014, Friday from 2PM to 6PM - 310 8th Street #101, Oakland. To schedule an appointment, call 510-465-9876 and speak to Judith. Click for info.

    1st Annual Filipino Heritage Night at Cal Basketball,
    February 23, 2014, Sunday at 5PM vs USC with Pregrame Food Truck Festival & Beer Garden outside Haas Pavilion, cultural dance, special national anthem performance and halftime performance, post-game celebrity basketball game w/ the SF Filipino Consulate. $25 per person includes ticket + Filipino Heritage Night T-Shirts, and a portion of the ticket will be donated to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. Email David Kao at dkao@berkely.edu or (510)-642-2679 for more info. Click for flyer.


    APEX Volunteer for Chinatown Firecracker Run 5K/10K: Hit the Ground Running this Lunar New Year,
    February 23, 2014, Sunday from 7AM to 12PM - Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles. Click for info.

    AT&T Retail Open House & Interview Event,
    February 26, 2014, Wednesday at 10AM - Marin Employment Connection, 3rd Floor, 120 N. Redwood Drive, San Rafael. Click for info.

    Inline image 2 2014 National Youth Organizing Training Institute: West Coast,
    March 5, 6, & 7, Oakland. Co-Sponsored by POWER & Coleman Advocates & Community Rights Campaign. Apply by January 21st. Click for info.

    Fiona Ma's Birthday Celebration,
    March 6, 2014, Thursday at 5PM to 8PM - Mighty Nightclub, 119 Utah 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
    Speak Up and Speak Out: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking,
    February 20, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 9PM at Microsoft Eleven Times Square, 8th venue between 41st and 42nd St, 6th Floor, Radio City Room, NYC. Click for info.

    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 Title: HR Professional Development Specialist
    Posted by: Coast Community College District
    Deadline: February 7, 2014
    Job Summary 1.29.14.pdf

    Job Title: Child Support Specialist I/II
    Posted by: Tehama County DCSS
    Deadline: February 7, 2014 at 5PM.
    http://www.csdaca.org/careeropportunities.aspx

    Job Title: 2014 Senior Enrollment Coordinator
    Posted by: Rockwood Leadership Institute
    2014 Senior Enrollment Coordinator (2).pdf

    ProMed Medical Staffing Agency now hiring:
    PAID Summer Internship for Youth
    Posted by: City and County of San Francisco
    Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014
    http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=4095

    Apply for College Scholarships for Asian Students
    Posted by: The Asian Pacific Fund
    Deadline: February 20, 2014
    http://www.asianpacificfund.org/files/sch_flyer_2014.pdf


    Job Title: Assistant Director
    Posted by: Sacramento County DCSS
    Deadline to Apply: February 21, 2014
    http://www.csdaca.org/careeropportunities.aspx


    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Fil-Am composer could join elite awards circle with an Oscar win
    If Disney's Frozen wins an Academy Award in March, Filipino-American songwriter Robert Lopez could join the elite EGOT winners' circle. Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Bruno Marks Breaks Super Bowl Halftime Show Ratings With 115.3 Million Viewers

    Be proud! Filipino American Bruno Mars attracted the largest audience in the history of the Super Bowl with his 14-minute halftime show performance, beating Madonna and Beyoncé. Click to read more.
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    FWN is on Instagram! Follow us @filipinawomen

    Woohoo! Elizabeth "Betty Ann" Quirino (Global100 '13)
    , Journalist and Food Writer, in the Dec.-Jan. 2014 holiday issue of "Food Magazine," the largest circulated culinary magazine in the Philippines. Betty Ann was congratulated by the editors for her FWN Award for championing Philippine cuisine through her feature articles and recipe blog. Food Magazine can be found on news stands in the Philippines or downloaded. Check it out here: http://www.zinio.com/www/browse/product.jsp?productId=500631643. Click photos to enlarge.




    Way to go Michele! Check out Indy race driver and Global100 2013 awardee Michele Bumgarner's blog post "How I became a race driver" on TopGear! http://www.topgear.com.ph/features/blogs/my-road-to-indy/how-i-became-a-race-driver

    Dawn Bohulano Mabalon (Global100 '13) will be doing a book event for Little Manila Is in the Heart in New York City in February! Click for event info. For a description of Dawn's book, visit http://www.scribd.com/doc/140415777/Little-Manila-Is-in-the-Heart-by-Dawn-Mabalon


    Start 2014 right by helping us rebuild Tacloban.

    Women in Solidarity: REBUILD Tacloban Philippines for Filipina Women & Girls (after Typhoon Yolanda) - Jan. 23, 2014 @ Credo

    Please join FWN at a fundraising reception to help REBUILD Tacloban Philippines hosted by Bay Area Women's Groups in Solidarity with Filipina Women and Girls.

    We need your help to get their jobs back as businesses have been severely damaged and we have to find a way for these families to have a source of income. Our hearts go out to the Women of Candahug, the "Village of Widows" - the husbands, fathers, and sons stayed behind while the women and children escaped to higher group when Typhoon Haiyan swooped in at 200mph, surging the waves as high as 16 ft.

    Your contribution and 100% of proceeds will support the long-term rebuilding efforts through the help of Feed the Hungry Philippines - their volunteers and staff are now on-the-ground doing relief work.


    RSVP Now! -  https://WomenForTacloban.eventbrite.com

    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Message from The Representation Project:
    What the Golden Globes are missing
    According to a new study, films with more balanced portrayals of women made more money in 2013 than those that stereotyped or ignored them. Click for full message.

    OVW Fiscal Year 2014 Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and stalking Program Solicitation

    Funding: FY 2014 CLSSP Soliciation Now Online - Deadline to apply is 11;59 p.m. ET on February 5, 2014. Click to learn more.

      PRESS RELEASES

    SF Mayor Lee Outlines Bold 2014 Agenda in State of the City Address

    Mayor Edwin M. Lee delivered his 2014 State of the City Address at the construction site of Lennar Urban's The Shipyard under construction in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood. Read full text.

    IN THE NEWS

    More Than Four Decades After Roe v. Wade, What Stories Are We Telling About Abortion?

    After more than four decades under Roe. v. Wade, many of society's assumptions about abortion haven't changed. Despite the fact that choosing to end a pregnancy is a very common experience among U.S. women, a pervasive stigma surrounding abortion makes many of those women feel like they're not supposed to talk about it. - Think Progress. Read more....

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day Obersvances 2014

    A gallery of 46 photos from observances from Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014. - The Sacramento Bee. Read more...
    A Promise Unfulfilled: 1926 MLK Speech Recording is Discovered

    Last fall, curators and interns at the New York State Museum were digging through their audio archives in an effort to digitize their collection. It was tedious work; the museum houses over 15 million objects. But on this particular day, they unearthed a treasure. - NPR. Read more...

    Gov. Brown Cites California Resurgence, Uncertainties In State Of State Address
    Gov. Jerry Brown has delivered a dual message in his annual address to the Legislature--that a California resurgence is well under way but also is threatened by economic and environmental uncertainties. -  CBS San Francisco. Read more...
    Pinoy named dean at Columbia Journalism School

    A Filipina journalist has been named dean of academic affairs of the prestigious Columbia Journalism School in New York. - ABS-CBN. Read more...

    Women of Color Behind the Rise of Female Democrats
    This despite the fact that they face more hurdles, say Susan J, Carroll and Kira Sanbonmatsu in this excerpt from "More Women Can Run." Democrat women have also gained seats at a higher rate than Republicans, in part thanks to public policy motivations. - Women's eNews. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    Women in Solidarity: REBUILD Tacloban Philippines for Filipina Women & Girls, January 23, 2014, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Credo, 360 Pine Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    NAM News Briefing & Roundtable: A New Program to Improve Care for the Most Vulnerable in Our Communities,
    January 30, 2014, Thursday at 11AM - 1PM (with light lunch) at Burlingame Main Public Library - Lane Community Meeting Room, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. RSVP by Jan. 24 to Odette Keeley at 650.455.3063 or okeeley@newamericamedia.org.

    From Vision into Action TO/Forum Theater Training,
    Friday, January 31st- Saturday & Sunday, February 2nd, 2014. Friday, 6PM-9:30PM at Pacific Center, 2712 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley. Saturday & Sunday, 10AM-5PM at 436 14th St, 5th Floor, Oakland, CA. Click for info.

    2014 Book of Lists Party
    , February 6, 2014, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    NAWBO-SFBA Educational Speaker Series & Dinner,
    February 13, 2014, Thursday from 5:30PM to 8PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, Union Square, 450 Powell Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    American Center of Philippine Art's 5th Anniversary Dinner & Show Gala,
    February 15, 2014, Saturday from 6PM to 10PM - Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 Ninth Street, Suite 290, 2nd Floor of Pacific Renaissance Plaza, Oakland. Click for info.

    Free Bi-Monthly Immigration Clinic,
    February 21, 2014, Friday from 2PM to 6PM - 310 8th Street #101, Oakland. To schedule an appointment, call 510-465-9876 and speak to Judith. Click for info.

    Inline image 2 2014 National Youth Organizing Training Institute: West Coast,
    March 5, 6, & 7, Oakland. Co-Sponsored by POWER & Coleman Advocates & Community Rights Campaign. Apply by January 21st. Click for info.

    Fiona Ma's Birthday Celebration,
    March 6, 2014, Thursday at 5PM to 8PM - Mighty Nightclub, 119 Utah 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

    Honoring Women Worldwide's Breakfast at the BLU: Developing Tomorrow's Women Leaders, January 24, 2014, 7:30 AM to 9AM - Radisson BLU, MOA, 2100 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington, MN. Click for info.

    New York

    Speak Up and Speak Out: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking, February 20, 2014, Thursday from 6PM to 9PM at Microsoft Eleven Times Square, 8th venue between 41st and 42nd St, 6th Floor, Radio City Room, NYC.
    Click for info.

    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

    Apply for College Scholarships for Asian Students
    Posted by: The Asian Pacific Fund
    Deadline: February 20, 2014
    http://www.asianpacificfund.org/files/sch_flyer_2014.pdf


    PAID Summer Internship for Youth
    Posted by: City and County of San Francisco
    Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014
    http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=4095

    Job Title: Communications Strategist - Social Justice
    Posted by: Resource Media
    http://www.resource-media.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Comm-Strategist-SJ-Jan-14.pdf

    Job Title: Executive Director
    Posted by: EcoViva
    http://www.eco-viva.org/images/pdf/EcoViva_job%20announcement_finaltext.pdf

    Job Title: Program Evaluator
    Posted by: Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)
    http://medasf.org/home/program-evaluator/

    Ms. Foundation for Women Fellowship - Deadline is January 31!
    Apply now by visiting http://forwomen.org/files/documents/2014%20Fellowship%20Initial%20Application.pdf

    Hurry and Submit for SBA Awards!
    The U.S. Small Business Administration's Richmond District office has finalized the timeline for awards nomination for national and district awards for the National and District 2014 Small Business Week. National nominations are due by 4 pm, January 10, 2014. District nominations are due February 7, 2014. http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/user

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    And now, calamansi liquor--a Filipino take on Italian limoncello
    Destileria Limtuaco recently unveiled Manille Liqueur de Calamansi, a vodka-based drink inspired by Italian limoncello. Instead of lemon peel, the drink was given a Filipino twist by infusing it with the essence of calamansi rind sourced from Mangyan farmers in Mindora. Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    What the Hell is Filipino Food? Here are the 7 Dishes You Need To Know.

    Ramen is losing track of its roots. Thai and Chinese foods are soooo old news. As the US looks for its new East Asian food obsession, signs are pointing to a boom in Filipino food, a melting pot cuisine that takes elements of Chinese and Malaysian, and mixes in a huge amount of Spanish influence left over from the colonial days.  Click to see more.
    - Rebecca
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Woohoo! Check out FWN in Close The Gap CA's Ally Spotlight article: http://closethegapca.org/ally-spotlight-filipina-womens-network/


    Start 2014 right by helping us rebuild Tacloban.
    Women in Solidarity: REBUILD Tacloban Philippines for Filipina Women & Girls (after Typhoon Yolanda) - Jan. 23, 2014 @ Credo

    Please join FWN at a fundraising reception to help REBUILD Tacloban Philippines hosted by Bay Area Women's Groups in Solidarity with Filipina Women and Girls.

    We need your help to get their jobs back as businesses have been severely damaged and we have to find a way for these families to have a source of income. Our hearts go out to the Women of Candahug, the "Village of Widows" - the husbands, fathers, and sons stayed behind while the women and children escaped to higher group when Typhoon Haiyan swooped in at 200mph, surging the waves as high as 16 ft.

    Your contribution and 100% of proceeds will support the long-term rebuilding efforts through the help of Feed the Hungry Philippines - their volunteers and staff are now on-the-ground doing relief work.


    RSVP Now! -  https://WomenForTacloban.eventbrite.com



    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Message from The Representation Project:
    What the Golden Globes are missing
    According to a new study, films with more balanced portrayals of women made more money in 2013 than those that stereotyped or ignored them. Click for full message.

    Nominate your favorite local SF Bay Area Filmmaker to be recognized at the 9th Annual San Francisco International Women's Film Festival (March 7, 20 & 29, 2013).
    Answer the following questions and send nominations by 1/17/2014 to: sfwomensfilmfestival@gmail.com
    1. Your Name & Email
    2. Name of the person(s) you'd like to nominate, email & website
    3. Be sure to explain why you admire this filmmaker (3 to 5 sentences)

    Shared by Blesilda Ocampo:
    A Fundraiser for the Typhoon Victims in the Philippines
    When: Saturday, January 18 @ 3:00 PM
    Where: 2408 19th Avenue & Taraval St, San Francisco
    Donation: $5 per person


    (click photo to enlarge)


    OVW Fiscal Year 2014 Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and stalking Program Solicitation

    Funding: FY 2014 CLSSP Soliciation Now Online - Deadline to apply is 11;59 p.m. ET on February 5, 2014. Click to learn more.

      PRESS RELEASES

    Fred Cordova R.I.P. -  Message from Dorothy Cordova
    October 31 Fred had a massive stroke - a large pool of blood in the right ventricle of his brain. For a week he was in critical then intensive care in the hospital. He went to a skilled nursing facility where we hoped he would gain back his health and the ability to walk, talk, and write again. The prognosis was a long rehabilitation. Read full text.


    IN THE NEWS

    Girls on Film: Hollywood's 4 percent problem

    This year, a criminally low 4 percent of movies are going to be directed by women. - The Week. Read more....

    Hollywood Movies With Strong Female Roles Make More Money

    The biggest blockbusters of 2013 scored pretty well on the Bechdel Test, a measure of quality onscreen time for women--but even better at the box office. - Vocativ. Read more...
    Rapist Law May Be Voided; Abortion Laws Multiply
    Morocco may toss out part of its penal code that allows rapists to go unpunished if they marry their victims. Also this week, Republicans in the House of Representatives are looking to make 2014 another banner year for anti-abortion laws. - WeNews. Read more...
    U.S. Deported Around 369,000 Immigrants in 2013
    The U.S. government deported about 369,000 immigrants, including a number of Filipinos, during fiscal year 2013, according to new statistics from the Immigrants and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released last month, showing a 10 percent drop from the previous year. - New America Media. Read more...
    11 Reasons 2014 Will Be A Breakout Year for Women Entrepreneurs
    While women in the upper echelons of corporate America are singing the same old tune, "Still No Progress After Years of No Progress," female entrepreneurs have something to rejoice about. - Forbes. Read more...

    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    CABARET, the musical - January 9-19, 2014 (2 PM matinee on Sundays) at Bindlestiff Studio, 185 6th Street, San Francisco. Cost is $15-$40. Click for info.

    Young Filipino Professionals Association's 11th Anniversary Gala,
    January 18, 2014, Saturday at 6:00 PM - I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    When Women Succeed, America Succeeds Forum,
    January 21, 2014, Tuesday at 10 AM - African American Cultural Center, 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco.
    RSVP by January 17 to sinead.doherty@mail.house.gov. Bay Area Womens Invite 1 21 14.pdf • Womens Economic Agenda Overview - updated - 09-17-13 (2).pdf
    Women in Solidarity: REBUILD Tacloban Philippines for Filipina Women & Girls, January 23, 2014, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Credo, 360 Pine Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    From Vision into Action TO/Forum Theater Training,
    Friday, January 31st- Saturday & Sunday, February 2nd, 2014. Friday, 6PM-9:30PM at Pacific Center, 2712 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley. Saturday & Sunday, 10AM-5PM at 436 14th St, 5th Floor, Oakland, CA. Click for info.

    2014 Book of Lists Party
    , February 6, 2014, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market Street, San Francisco. Click for info.


    American Center of Philippine Art's 5th Anniversary Dinner & Show Gala,
    February 15, 2014, Saturday from 6PM to 10PM - Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 Ninth Street, Suite 290, 2nd Floor of Pacific Renaissance Plaza, Oakland. Click for info.

    Inline image 2 2014 National Youth Organizing Training Institute: West Coast,
    March 5, 6, & 7, Oakland. Co-Sponsored by POWER & Coleman Advocates & Community Rights Campaign. Apply by January 21st. Click for info.

    Fiona Ma's Birthday Celebration,
    March 6, 2014, Thursday at 5PM to 8PM - Mighty Nightclub, 119 Utah 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

    Honoring Women Worldwide's Breakfast at the BLU: Developing Tomorrow's Women Leaders, January 24, 2014, 7:30 AM to 9AM - Radisson BLU, MOA, 2100 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington, MN. Click for info.
    OPPORTUNITIES

    Apply for College Scholarships for Asian Students
    Posted by: The Asian Pacific Fund
    Deadline: February 20, 2014
    http://www.asianpacificfund.org/files/sch_flyer_2014.pdf

    Emerge WEBINAR: Battling Sexism in the Media feat. Cate Gormley, Erin Cutraro, and Clare Bresnahan
    When: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 12 PM PST
    https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/259776886

    Job Title: Project Manager/Senior Project Manager (Housing Development)
    Posted by: Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC)
    Deadline: Monday, January 20, 2014.
    http://www.tndc.org/job/project-manager-or-senior-project-manager/

    Spokesperson Training Class at Media Alliance (January 22, 2014) -
    http://media-alliance.stores.yahoo.net/busbasforgra.html

    PAID Summer Internship for Youth
    Posted by: City and County of San Francisco
    Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014
    http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=4095

    Job Title: Executive Director
    Posted by: EcoViva
    http://www.eco-viva.org/images/pdf/EcoViva_job%20announcement_finaltext.pdf

    Job Title: Program Evaluator
    Posted by: Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)
    http://medasf.org/home/program-evaluator/

    Job Title: Corporate Development Officer
    Posted by: American Red Cross -
    www.redcross.org/jobs
    MGO II - San Francisco, CA - Posting Ad.docx

    Apply to the 2014-15 Greenlining Leadership Academy - http://greenlining.org/leadership-academy/
    For application: http://www.formstack.com/forms/Greenlining-academy_application20142015

    Ms. Foundation for Women Fellowship - Deadline is January 31!
    Apply now by visiting http://forwomen.org/files/documents/2014%20Fellowship%20Initial%20Application.pdf

    Hurry and Submit for SBA Awards!
    The U.S. Small Business Administration's Richmond District office has finalized the timeline for awards nomination for national and district awards for the National and District 2014 Small Business Week. National nominations are due by 4 pm, January 10, 2014. District nominations are due February 7, 2014. http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/user

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    As Parents Age, Asian-Americans Struggle to Obey a Cultural Code
    Asian-Americans are struggling to abide by a strong tradition in which they are commonly expected to care for their parents at home, but few institutions are prepared to help. - Rehttp://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/15/us/as-asian-americans-age-their-children-face-cultural-hurdles.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0ad more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Fred Cordova remembered as a legendary leader

    Fred Cordova spent his life championing social justice issues, preserving Filipino American history, and empowering the youth. The iconic historian and activist died on Dec. 21, 2013, as the age of 82.  Click to see more.
    - Rebecca
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    IN THIS ISSUE:
    Happy New Year from Team FWN!

    The California Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (FWN100 '07), ruled unanimously that a Mexican immigrant without a green card may be a licensed lawyer. Read the full article: http://lat.ms/KmPGOF



    Woohoo! Brenda Buenviaje's (FWN100 '09) delicious biscuits are seriously something to brag about. Brenda is chef and owner of Brenda's French Soul Food located in San Francisco, and is also the new owner of her new cafe, Libby Jane. Check her out in an article by www.TastingTable.com: http://bit.ly/19esq0Z

    Lorna Lardizabal Dietz (FWN100 '07) recently published a short story titled "Typhoon" by Dr. Tom Stern. - http://www.scribd.com/doc/196215326/Typhoon-A-Short-Story-for-Individual-Publication-By-Dr-Tom-Stern-One-World-Institute

    Start 2014 right by helping us rebuild Tacloban.
    Women in Solidarity: REBUILD Tacloban Philippines for Filipina Women & Girls (after Typhoon Yolanda) - Jan. 23, 2014 @ Credo


    Please join FWN at a fundraising reception to help REBUILD Tacloban Philippines hosted by Bay Area Women's Groups in Solidarity with Filipina Women and Girls.

    We need your help to get their jobs back as businesses have been severely damaged and we have to find a way for these families to have a source of income. Our hearts go out to the Women of Candahug, the "Village of Widows" - the husbands, fathers, and sons stayed behind while the women and children escaped to higher group when Typhoon Haiyan swooped in at 200mph, surging the waves as high as 16 ft.

    Your contribution and 100% of proceeds will support the long-term rebuilding efforts through the help of Feed the Hungry Philippines - their volunteers and staff are now on-the-ground doing relief work.


    RSVP Now! -  https://WomenForTacloban.eventbrite.com




    FILIPINA CALL TO ACTION

    Shared by Blesilda Ocampo:
    A Fundraiser for the Typhoon Victims in the Philippines

    When: Saturday, January 18 @ 3:00 PM
    Where: 2408 19th Avenue & Taraval St, San Francisco
    Donation: $5 per person


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    OVW Fiscal Year 2014 Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and stalking Program Solicitation

    Funding: FY 2014 CLSSP Soliciation Now Online - Deadline to apply is 11;59 p.m. ET on February 5, 2014. Click to learn more.

      PRESS RELEASES

    Fred Cordova R.I.P. -  Message from Dorothy Cordova

    October 31 Fred had a massive stroke - a large pool of blood in the right ventricle of his brain. For a week he was in critical then intensive care in the hospital. He went to a skilled nursing facility where we hoped he would gain back his health and the ability to walk, talk, and write again. The prognosis was a long rehabilitation. Read full text.



    IN THE NEWS

    Immigrant without green card can be a lawyer, California court rules

    The California Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that a Mexican immigrant without a green card may be licensed as a lawyer, though his employment prospects will be limited. - Los Angeles Times. Read more....

    Controversy Alert: Tiger Mom Claims "Some Races Are Superior"

    Amy Chua is no stranger to controversy. In 2011, she gained the nickname "Tiger Mom" through her book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother which advocated for a strict "Chinese" parenting style as well as her belief that Chinese mothers are superior. - Audrey Magazine. Read more...
    Cendena: First Filipino and First Openly Gay Chairperson of the NCAPA
    The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), a coalition of 31 national organizations, recently elected a new executive committee headed by Gregory Cendana, APALA & AFL-CIO executive director. - Asian Journal. Read more...
    Applications For Covered California Now Available in Asian Languages

    Covered California™ and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) have introduced enrollment application forms in Asian Languages. - AsianWeek. Read more...


    EVENTS AND MEETINGS

    California

    NAWBO San Francisco Bay Area: EMyth Presents Business Planning & Growth Strategies, January 9, 2014, Thursday at 2:00 PM - Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco. Click for info.

    APIC, SEIU Local 1021, and KAYA presents: A Fundraiser For the Typhoon Victims in the Philippines, January 18, 2013, Saturday at 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM - 2408 19th Avenue & Taraval Street, San Francisco. Donation: $5 per person.

    The Department on the Status of Women hosts Human Trafficking Awareness Month Kickoff
    , January 10, 2014, Friday at 11:00 AM to 12 Noon - San Francisco City Hall, Room 400. Click to RSVP.

    Young Filipino Professionals Association's 11th Anniversary Gala,
    January 18, 2014, Saturday at 6:00 PM - I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Women in Solidarity: REBUILD Tacloban Philippines for Filipina Women & Girls,
    January 23, 2014, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Credo, 360 Pine Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    2014 Book of Lists Party
    , February 6, 2014, Thursday at 5:30 PM - Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market Street, San Francisco. Click for info.

    Inline image 2 2014 National Youth Organizing Training Institute: West Coast,
    March 5, 6, & 7, Oakland. Co-Sponsored by POWER & Coleman Advocates & Community Rights Campaign. Apply by January 21st. 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.

    OPPORTUNITIES

    Ms. Foundation for Women Fellowship - Deadline is January 31! Apply now by visiting http://forwomen.org/files/documents/2014%20Fellowship%20Initial%20Application.pdf

    Hurry and Submit for SBA Awards!
    The U.S. Small Business Administration's Richmond District office has finalized the timeline for awards nomination for national and district awards for the National and District 2014 Small Business Week. National nominations are due by 4 pm, January 10, 2014. District nominations are due February 7, 2014. http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/user

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), San Francisco District Office, offers a variety of classes on starting and growing a small business.  Classes are held in the San Francisco SBA Entrepreneur Center, 455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, 94105, unless otherwise noted in the description.  

    View the San Francisco SBA District Office online calendar at:  http://www.sba.gov/events  - enter Zip Code 94105

    San Francisco SBA District Office –
    http://www.sba.gov/ca/sf
    • Mobile Marketing and the Mobile Web - 1/9 – Thursday @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    • Email Marketing - Simple Strategies for Success - 1/10 – Friday @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Contact San Francisco SCORE Chapter 10 at 415-744-6827 or www.sanfranciscoscore.eventbrite.com
    • Checklist for Starting a Restaurant - 1/13 – Monday @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. $40 registration fee. Register Online at:  www.sfsbdc.eventbrite.com. Presented by the San Francisco Small Business Development Center.
    • ***QuickBooks Made Easy - 1/13 – Monday @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    • 12 BIG Mistakes Small Employers Make - 1/14 – Tuesday @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    • Introduction to QuickBooks - 1/15 – Wednesday @1:30 PM – 4:30 PM. $65 registration fee.  Register Online at:  www.sfsbdc.eventbrite.com. Presented by the San Francisco Small Business Development Center.
    • ***Orientation:  Kickstart Your Small Business - 1/6 – Monday @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Contact Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center at 415-348-6227 or cbautista@rencenter.org.  This class is conducted at Renaissance SOMA location, street address:  275  5th Street, San Francisco, CA  94103.
    • ***QuickBooks Made Easy - 1/13 – Monday @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Contact Paula Connelly, Program Manager – Women’s Business Center, at pconnelly@rencenter.org or (415) 348-6248.  Register at:    http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=fqryb5aab&oeidk=a07e863xqw6c0d70ddf

    PINAY LIFESTYLE
    Rising global interest in El Nido, other Phl sites
    The "last ecological frontier" of El Nido and other parts of Palawan are among the many destinations of the Philippines that are gaining unprecedented interest in the world market, according to tourism officials. - Read more.

    CONNECTING WITH YOUR PINAY ROOTS
    Meet Snapchat's Filipino-American co-founder

    The founders of Snapchat, the hottest private messaging app in the United States right now, are in the headlines after it was revealed they turned down a $3-billion dollar offer from Facebook's Mark Zuckberg. The founders of Snapchat were recently featured in Forbes magazine's 2-14 30 Under 30, a list of young individuals who are "changing the world." Click to see more.
    - Rebecca


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